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Emory Nursing, Emory Healthcare launch InEmory ABSN program

Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s top-ranked health care system, and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing are joining forces to launch an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)  program aimed to provide a seamless education to practice pathway for students wanting to transition from a nationally ranked nursing program into practice in a Magnet® designated hospital in Atlanta, GA. 

Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Emory Healthcare will now offer the 15-month InEmory ABSN program option for second-degree students beginning in January 2019. Students enrolled in this ABSN program will have the opportunity to learn from nationally-renowned nursing faculty at Emory University while being immersed in clinical rotations focused in the Emory Healthcare system. Students will receive up to $10,000 in scholarships and will be hired by Emory Healthcare to serve in critical shortage area of advanced medical surgical nursing in its hospital system following graduation and successful completion of licensure examinations.

“We are excited to offer this innovative ABSN program in collaboration with Emory Healthcare,” said Linda McCauley, dean of Emory’s School of Nursing. “Together, we can prepare registered nurses who deliver exceptional patient care with great leadership potential.”

“This new program will have a transformational impact on clinical learning for nursing students while also growing the nursing workforce at Emory Healthcare with the best and brightest nursing graduates,” said Sharon Pappas, chief nurse executive at Emory Healthcare. “We are committed to giving students an unparalleled clinical learning experience that combines hands-on patient care coupled with evidence based practice and research in our Magnet-designated hospitals.”

The deadline for applications to the Emory Nursing ABSN Scholars program is October 31. To apply to this program, please visit

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