Spelman College, the highly rated liberal arts college for African American women in Atlanta, has announced an agreement with the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. Under the program, students will spend their first three years at Spelman College. They will then spend two years at Emory completing their training and will graduate with a bachelor of arts degree and a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing.
“This partnership between Emory and Spelman is critical to our mission — it provides us the opportunity to create a pipeline for educating minority nurses,” says Lynell Cadray, associate vice provost for equity and inclusion at Emory. Cadray is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans and holds a master’s degree from Georgia State University.
Linda McCauley, dean of the nursing school at Emory University, stated that “we are confident that this is the beginning of a long-standing relationship between the School of Nursing and Spelman College. The alignment of our two institutions will yield positive results as we continue to develop innovative approaches to increasing the nursing workforce.”