Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Linda McCauley, PhD, FAAN, RN, Dean
The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has 374 bachelor’s, 236 master's, 34 PhD, and 21 doctor of nursing practice (DNP) students. Bachelor's degree graduates go on to become national and international leaders in patient care, public health, government, and education. Master's degree graduates are qualified to seek certification as nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives. The school's PhD program focuses on clinical research. Its DNP program offers two specialty tracks: health systems leadership and population health.
The school offers a dual undergraduate degree with several colleges, dual master's degrees with public health and with Emory's Laney Graduate School in bioethics, and accelerated BSN/MSN programs for students with degrees in other fields who want to serve the community as advanced practice nurses.
In fiscal year 2016, the school received $15.1 million in research funding from all sources and ranks first nationally in NIH funding. The school is ranked fourth overall by U.S. News & World Report. The school has 130 faculty, and students can learn from 120 adjunct faculty at 300 clinical sites, including global health experiences in six countries and summer programs with Georgia migrant farmworkers and clinics in rural West Virginia. The school has 7,390 alumni.