Welcome to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia!
Having arrived back to the Emory campus since graduating in 1979, I marvel everyday at the incredible students, faculty, alumni, and staff that make this such a wonderful place to study and learn. The values that we hold so dear of scholarship, leadership, and social responsibility are evident in all the activities of the school, in the classrooms and clinical areas where we teach, and in the research focus areas of nursing knowledge discovery.
Students come to Emory for many different reasons resulting in a diverse student population all exploring different professional and leadership careers. The school has both first degree and second degree students studying with our nationally recognized nursing faculty. Students tell us that they are attracted to the values of our school including scholarship, leadership, and social responsibility. The majority of our undergraduate students take advantage of the many service learning opportunities afforded by our Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility. The Lillian Carter Center is dedicated to serving vulnerable populations, and is at the nexus of education, policy, practice, and research. The Lillian Carter Center provides the synergy for our service learning educational and research projects.
Our Fuld fellows are students with degrees in fields other than nursing who are committed to serving vulnerable populations. This program includes special seminars, research and volunteer experiences that are designed to prepare leaders who will advance health within the context of society.
Our master's programs attract nursing scholars seeking advanced practice skills in midwifery, emergency nursing, public health, and acute care to name a few. Our doctoral students study with renowned faculty conducting science in the management of chronic illnesses, community-based participatory research with vulnerable populations, integrative treatment regimes for cancer patients, and caregiver stress. All of our graduate students benefit from Emory's collaborative environment, working with clinicians and scholars in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and health systems such as Grady Memorial Hospital and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
I invite you to take a closer look at what we are doing to prepare the nursing leaders of the future!
Linda A. McCauley, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAOHN
Dean and Professor
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