Mercer University - Atlanta

The College no longer accepts Freshman students to the Mercer Atlanta Campus for the nursing program. Interested high school students are strongly encouraged to complete their Freshman and [...]

Mercer University - Macon

Macon-campus nursing BSN degree pre-licensure program begins for the first time in Fall 2013

Albany State University

504 College Dr.
Albany, GA 31705

Armstrong Atlantic State University

11935 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31419

Augusta State University

2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904

Brenau University Part-time Evening

500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501

Clayton State University

2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260

College of Coastal Georgia

3700 Altama Avenue
Brunswick, GA 31520

Columbus State University

4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA 31907

Emory University

408 Administration Building- 201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

Georgia College & State University

231 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Georgia Health Sciences University

1120 Fifteenth St
Augusta, GA 30912

Georgia Southern University

Hwy 301 South
Statesboro, GA 30460

Georgia Southwestern State University

800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr.
Americus, GA 31709

Georgia State University

33 gilmer st
Atlanta, GA 30303

Kennesaw State University

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144

LaGrange College

601 Broad St.
Lagrange, GA 30240

Macon State College

100 College Station Dr
Macon, GA 31206

Piedmont College

165 Central Ave
Demorest, GA 30535

University of West Georgia

1601 Maple St
Carrollton, GA 30118

Valdosta State University

1500 N Patterson
Valdosta, GA 31698

Shorter University

315 Shorter Ave
Rome, GA 30165

Truett - McConnell College

100 Alumni Dr
Cleveland, GA 30528

Wesleyan College

4760 Forsyth Rd
Macon, GA 31210

Chamberlain College of Nursing

5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE, Bldg. A, Suite 104
Atlanta, GA 30342

(404) 250-8500

Georgia nursing programs, just like the rest of the programs in other states, have been severely impacted by the shortage of nurses. The good news is that the State of Georgia is doing all in its power to close the growing gap on nursing scarcity; however, thousands of applicants are still being turned down each year - also because of the shortage of nursing faculty. In the process, wait lists are created where not a lot of applicants are that willing to go on standby.

Georgia Nurses Salary and Job Outlook

The National Labor Council has reported that a million registered nurses will be needed annually starting 2010. This number just proves that the job outlook for RNs in Georgia is very promising. Also, health care agencies and hospitals are now willing to pay the most competitive sign-on bonuses, high wages, tuition reimbursement, even flexible work schedules. Now is the time to become a registered nurse.

Here are some of the salaries that are being offered in top Georgia cities according to salary.com –

  • Albany - $56,162
  • Augusta - $58,655
  • Atlanta - $66,245
  • Savannah -  $60,130
  • Columbus and Macon - $62,265

To get started, try to look into the BSN programs that are offered in these public nursing schools –

Armstrong Atlantic State University

Their Baccalaureate nursing program is known for preparing the most successful graduates in the country. It is a program that is Georgia Board of Nursing approved as well as nationally accredited. This is a highly competitive program which accepts only the students with the best academic standing.

AASU offers a regional medical hub because it provides top clinical opportunities for their students. These are all faculty-supervised under various clinical settings such as clinics, hospitals, industries and community agencies. Students are seen practicing at the Memorial Health University Medical Center as well as at St. Joseph's/Candler Health System.

BSN is a 127-semester hour program which includes core and professional courses. The upper level curriculum is meant to be studied in two years after 2 years of pre-professional courses.

Columbus State University

If you want to join a campus that produces graduates with a 90% pass rate at the NCLEX, then this is where you should inquire. This public university’s BSN program is a four-semester curriculum which begins during junior year where the first four semesters are mainly pre-nursing coursework.

Students are taught the most applicable clinical experience where there is a low instructor-to-student ratio. CSU’s curriculum is nationally accredited by CCNE.