Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Choose Emory for Nursing School

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Whether you’re a high school senior looking to dive into the world of health care or a seasoned nurse ready to take on graduate learning for advanced practice, Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is the place for you. We offer an unparalleled nursing program that prepares students for a wide range of careers in health care.

Why does Emory have such an amazing nursing school? Here are the seven  reasons why it’s a great choice for both undergraduate and graduate learning.

1. Emory University’s International Reputation
As an internationally renowned center of cutting-edge health research and care delivery, Emory consistently ranks in the top tier of competitive universities in the United States. The School of Nursing provides a unique opportunity to study directly adjacent to global health leaders like the Centers for Disease Control, The Carter Center, The Task Force for Global Health, Care International and world-renown nursing and health care leaders and researchers.

2. Clinical Partnerships
In addition to Emory Healthcare, Emory’s School of Nursing coordinates programs and partnerships with more than 500 sites in the greater Atlanta area and across the country. Our nursing students can take advantage of tons of amazing opportunities to grow their skills and relationships in the health care environment.

3. Amazing Faculty and Alumni
The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is home to a diverse and globally-recognized faculty of incredible nurses, nurse scientists and researchers who love sharing their knowledge to inspire nurses of tomorrow. This includes award-winning professors like Assistant Professor Rasheeta Chandler, named to the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health list in 2016 and recent inductee as a 2019 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and Kylie Smith, assistant professor and nursing historian who has authored multiple books on the history of psychiatry, the role of nurses and the impact of the Civil Rights Act on psychiatric practices. The school’s more than 7,000 alumni are nursing leaders across the nation and around the world. They hold positions ranging from CEOs and Chief Nursing Officers to public health nurses and educators, providing students year-round opportunities to connect.

4. Service Learning and Global Health
Learning at Emory’s School of Nursing goes beyond the classroom and clinical practice. The Lillian Carter Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility encourages service learning and provides opportunities for students to offer health care to underserved populations through programs like the Alternative Break Program and Graduate Student Immersion sessions around the world.

5. Life in Atlanta
Emory is located in a beautiful neighborhood within the vibrant metropolis of Atlanta. It’s southern-charm meets world-class business with a rich scene of culture, music, and art that make life here hard to beat. Atlanta is a hub of the South, located within easy striking distance of Florida beaches and fun in the Great Smoky Mountains. There’s something to satisfy all tastes and interests.

6. Student Life
In addition to Atlanta’s wealth of entertainment and cultural opportunities, there’s also a whole world of activities available to students on campus. Emory’s School of Nursing provides a close-knit community and plenty of student services to assist with everything from clinical placement to career advising. There are also clubs, intramural sports and a wide range of student groups to join.

7. Emory Traditions
The culture of student life at Emory runs deep, and it’s often the little things about campus life that students remember. Highlights of the many traditions at Emory include an annual town hall meeting hosted by former president Jimmy Carter, and special events like Emory’s Conversations on the Quad – where you just might run into Emory President Claire Sterk. The nursing program at Emory University is about more than just a top-notch clinical education, it also focuses on building relationships with fellow students, faculty and the community at large.

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