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15-Month program prepares students to become registered nurses
School of Nursing launches new master’s program

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J. Michael Moore
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Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is launching a Master of Nursing degree program (MN) for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and want to pursue a career in nursing. The inaugural MN cohort is planned to begin in August 2020 pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The MN degree offers a graduate curriculum to prepare a “population-ready graduate” with an emphasis on nursing leadership, evidence-based practice, and interprofessional education. Students will have clinical and simulated experiences in hospitals, ambulatory care settings, clinics, and other community health settings, which may be local, regional, and international. Students who graduate from this dynamic program will be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and will have advanced nursing knowledge that will accelerate their careers in health care.

“The need for more RNs has never been greater,” said Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, the dean of Emory’s School of Nursing. “We are excited to offer the MN degree. This program will allow students to enter the workforce in 15 months with the knowledge and training to provide extraordinary patient care in a variety of clinical settings.”

The School of Nursing is currently accepting applications to the MN program. Applications for the new MN program will be accepted during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. To apply to this program, please visit

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