Emory’s School of Nursing Partners with Oglethorpe University to Prepare Additional Nurses

Lauren Powers

Thursday, June 6th, 2024

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.”