Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Linda McCauley, PhD, FAAN, RN, Dean
(founded 1905) 

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has 443 bachelor's, 269 master's, 30 PhD, and 52 doctor of nursing practice (DNP) students. Bachelor's degree graduates go on to become national and international leaders in patient care, public health, government, research, 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 specialty tracks in health systems leadership, population health, and nurse anesthesia.

The school offers a dual undergraduate degree with several colleges, dual master’s degrees in public health and in bioethics, and accelerated BSN/MSN programs, including a new BSN distance-learning program.

In fiscal year 2017, the school received $14.9 million in research funding from all sources and ranks fourth nationally in NIH funding. Research focuses include cancer, cardiovascular health, maternal-child health, environmental health, palliative care, and neurodegenerative disease. The school is ranked third overall by U.S. News & World Report. The school has 170 faculty, and students can learn from 120 adjunct faculty at 500 clinical sites, including immersion experiences in nine countries and summer programs with Georgia migrant farmworkers and clinics in rural West Virginia. The school has 7,770 alumni.