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A Georgian RN has many employment opportunities and can even earn as much as $61,000 annually. This is according to the data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Atlanta area is reported to have one of the highest levels of RN employment in the whole country. The University System of Georgia reported that about 58% of registered nurses work in a hospital setting.
Many LPN to ADN programs in Georgia are making it possible for LPNs to enter the RN workforce. These programs are more common but those who want to have the Bachelor’s degree should opt for the BSN program.
A student can get help paying for his tuition as many employers, these days, are already offering reimbursement. Information of scholarships and grants can be seen at the website of Georgia Nurses Foundation. Different colleges in the state also offer federal grants and loans.
Listed below is a review of some of the schools you can consider for your LPN to RN study:
Augusta State University
During the Civil War, ASU interrupted its academic studies in order to operate as a hospital for many of the wounded soldiers back then. The college's LPN to ADN program is a merged effort with St. JosephHospital which was made specifically to meet the need for registered nurses in the community.
The program's purpose is to facilitate the educational improvement of LPNs through the ADN program.
Applicants that can be made eligible for the program are current LPNs that are within 3 years of their practical nursing graduation. Those that are holding a current license may also be admitted to the program even without testing.
An LPN with a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical experience that is approved by ASU. An LPN with more than 5 years of experience should meet the requirements for licensure and practice as well as pass the Foundations of Nursing Practice, Maternal Child Nursing and Medical Surgical Nursing tests.
Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah
AASU is offering a campus that is right by the beach so students can have a relaxing moment after studying well for their exams. They offer more than a hundred programs for students with choices ranging from health care, education, liberal arts as well as science and technology.
AASU is a 4-year public university that was founded in 1935 and has an approximate annual enrollment of 6,918 undergraduates and 764 graduate students. This school is a part of the University System of GA and has produced more than 23,000 alumni.
Through testing, a licensed practical nurse receives credit of up to 22 and will be able to attend a nursing school that is Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ accredited.