Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

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Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
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33°47′23.1″N 84°19′12.75″W / 33.789750°N 84.3202083°W / 33.789750; -84.3202083Coordinates: 33°47′23.1″N 84°19′12.75″W / 33.789750°N 84.3202083°W / 33.789750; -84.3202083

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is the nursing school of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The school awards the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD). The school is named after Nell Hodgson Woodruff, wife of long-time president of The Coca-Cola Company Robert W. Woodruff. Mrs. Woodruff left nursing school when she married, but she supported nursing causes throughout her life.[1]

Two of the school's nursing specialties—pediatrics and midwifery-were highly ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools." The school's pediatric nurse practitioner program made its first appearance in the report at No. 11. The school's midwifery program remains in the U.S. News rankings at No. 13.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Fatu Kekula, who in 2014, in Liberia, during the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak, used trash bags as successful protection against the virus and saved 3 out of 4 (75% recovery rate) of her family members she cared for at home, is completing her final year of nursing studies at the School, training in burn care in order to work with children in Liberia who have suffered burns from falling into cooking pits.[3][4]

Degree programs[edit]

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing offers degree programs at the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral level.

Bachelors level[edit]

Masters level[edit]

Doctoral level[edit]


  1. ^ Official site of the nursing school. Accessed July 6, 2012.
  2. ^ U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings
  3. ^ Cohen, Elizabeth (2014-09-26). "Ebola: Woman saves three relatives from death". CNN. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  4. ^ Cohen, Elizabeth (2015-04-10). "'Fearless' Ebola nurse trains at Emory University". CNN. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  5. ^ Nell Hodgson Woodruff Admissions. Accessed March 31, 2014.