Emory School of Nursing Announces New Distance Accelerated Bachelor in Nursing Program

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | March 15, 2018

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Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing now offers applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree a new pathway to earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) through its new, 12-month-Distance Accelerated BSN program.

“We are excited to expand our online offerings to enable more students nationwide to have access to a high-quality Emory nursing education that will help them quickly achieve their professional goals without having to relocate,” says Dean Linda McCauley.

This program allows second-degree students to earn a BSN by completing the majority of their coursework online and their clinical practica in the communities where they live and hope to work. Students will have three on-campus intensive sessions during the course of the program.

Students will engage individually and with their classmates daily online via synchronous and asynchronous sessions using an inquiry-guided learning pedagogy. Clinical rotations will be completed through precepted experiences near where the student lives. Students will come to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing campus for brief periods for orientation, their first clinical rotations and simulated learning experience, and a final capstone week.  

“This fast-paced program balances academic rigor with the personal attention of dedicated faculty, clinical instructors and preceptors who are experts in their fields and committed to students’ success,” says Dr. Fisher Director of Accreditation and Curriculum.

The Emory School of Nursing opened its campus-based 15-month Accelerated BSN program in 2011. In 2017 our ABSN graduates had a 100% first time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN licensure and certification examination.

The D-ABSN program will launch its first cohort in September 2018. For details on the program and a current list of eligible states to date, visit the D-ABSN program page on the School of Nursing’s web site or register to participate in the next virtual D-ABSN information session  at 7:30 pm EST Wednesday, March 28th.