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Emory’s School of Nursing partners with Oglethorpe University to prepare additional nurses
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The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University has partnered with Oglethorpe University to develop a pipeline designed to educate more local nurses to bolster the nursing workforce.

With this collaboration, eligible students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Oglethorpe will be able to enroll in the School of Nursing’s Master of Nursing (MN) program.

Emory’s MN program is an entry-to-practice pre-licensure degree program designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines. Students who complete the 15-month program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and begin practice as a registered nurse (RN).

This five-year partnership demonstrates the School of Nursing’s commitment to collaborating with colleges and universities in the metro Atlanta area to further infuse the community with high-caliber nurses. It is another step the school is taking to meet the demands of the nursing workforce.

“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Oglethorpe,” said Linda McCauley, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. “The profession needs nurses – now more than ever. Collaboration with other institutions to prepare more nurses to enter the workforce will help us address the nationwide nursing shortage.”

The partnership with Oglethorpe is the School of Nursing’s third collaboration designed to prepare additional nurses. The school currently has two similar collaborations with Spelman and Agnes Scott Colleges.

“Biology is Oglethorpe’s number one undergraduate major, and a significant number are pursuing careers in health care,” said Dr. Kendra King Momon, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Oglethorpe. “Working with Emory to establish this new pipeline is in line with Oglethorpe’s commitment to supporting Georgia’s workforce needs and our students’ professional aspirations.” 

About the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

As one of the nation's top nursing schools, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University is committed to educating visionary nurse leaders and scholars. Home to the No. 1 master's, No. 3 BSN, and No. 6 DNP programs nationwide, the school has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League of Nursing. The school offers undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and non-degree programs, bringing together cutting-edge resources, distinguished faculty, top clinical experiences, and access to leading health care partners to shape the future of nursing and impact the world's health and well-being. Learn more at

About Oglethorpe University

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is Atlanta's only co-educational, small, private college. With 1,500 diverse and engaged students representing more than 30 states and 30 countries, Oglethorpe is renowned for its groundbreaking Core curriculum, innovative Hammack School of Business and vibrant fine arts programs in partnership with Actor's Express and the on-campus Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. The University is also a strategic partner with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in its commitment to diversifying the pipeline into Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

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