Nursing (Dual Degree)

Bachelor of Arts

Program Overview

Become a nurse while also taking the opportunity to study other subjects that interest you.

In this program, you'll spend three years at Agnes Scott followed by two at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Upon completion, you'll receive a B.A. from Agnes Scott and your B.S.N. from Emory.

Agnes Scott’s 3 - 2 Dual-Degree Program in Nursing is a collaboration with Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in which you may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) from Agnes Scott and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.) from Emory. During your first three years at Agnes Scott, you will fulfill the specific and distributional requirements for a B.A. as well as your prerequisite courses for nursing school. During your final two years, you will enroll at Emory’s Woodruff School of Nursing and take courses to complete the B.S.N. Agnes Scott’s liberal arts curriculum emphasizes academic excellence, interdisciplinary learning initiatives and experiential learning and will be a strong foundation for your nursing education.

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What You'll Learn

The three-year pre-nursing program consists of a minimum of 92 semester hours (including AP and IB credits) of coursework completed at Agnes Scott, including the general-education courses required for the nursing curriculum at Emory. Because specific learning outcomes are determined by which major you declare at Agnes Scott, and the nursing curriculum at Emory, general SUMMIT learning outcomes are listed below. You'll learn:

  • How to communicate effectively through writing and speaking, especially across cultural or linguistic differences
  • To articulate and appraise problems and solutions from multiple perspectives, critically considering diverse sources of information
  • The ability to interpret quantitative information or demonstrate the methods of inquiry appropriate for investigating the natural world

Program Highlights

Liberal Arts Degree from Agnes Scott

Your program will begin with a three-year, liberal arts curriculum developed by faculty from Agnes Scott and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. During your study at Agnes Scott, you'll enjoy collaborative, lively class discussions, accessible faculty and challenging coursework. And, you'll enhance your future career as a nurse with strong writing, speaking and analytical skills—the true benefits of a liberal arts education.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Emory

The final two years will involve study at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, recognized as a leader in the preparation of nurses for beginning and advanced practice. Woodruff graduates are at the forefront in leadership, serving as role models for excellence in nursing practice throughout the world. The School of Nursing is especially committed to evolving nursing practice through scholarship, leadership and social responsibility.

Access to a Dual Degree Advisor

At Agnes Scott, you will have dedicated guidance through the process of declaring a dual-degree and applying to the nursing program. In your first year at Agnes Scott, you will declare your intent to pursue the dual-degree program with the academic advising office and then you will be assigned to the adviser for the dual-degree nursing program, who will help you shape your curriculum. By fall of your junior year, you will apply to Emory’s nursing program under the guidance of the ASC health professions coordinator.

Working in Nursing

Join the largest (and still growing) healthcare profession in the nation, with more than 3.8 million registered nurses (RNs) nationwide.

Of all licensed RNs, 84.5% are employed in nursing. The federal government projects that more than 200,000 new registered nurse positions will be created each year from 2016-2026. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) delivers thorough professional nursing instruction. Candidates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam in order to receive a nursing license at the culmination of their study.

  • Registered Nurse
  • Health Educator
  • Case Manager
  • Critical Care Coordinator
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Critical Care Nurse

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