BSN Programs in Georgia

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.

Mercer University

Mercer University


Macon-campus nursing BSN degree pre-licensure program begins for the first time in Fall 2013
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
(478) 301-2700

Albany State University

Albany State University


504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705
(229) 430-4600

Armstrong State University

Armstrong State University


11935 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31419
(912) 344-2806

Augusta State University

Augusta State University


2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904
(706) 737-1405

Brenau University

Brenau University

Part-time Evening
500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 534-6299

Clayton  State University

Clayton State University


2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260
(678) 466-4000

College of Coastal Georgia

College of Coastal Georgia


One College Drive
Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 279-5700

Columbus State University

Columbus State University


4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA 31907
(706) 507-8800

Emory University

Emory University


408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 727-6123

Georgia College and State University

Georgia College and State University


231 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
(478) 445-2770

Georgia Health Sciences University

Georgia Health Sciences University


1120 Fifteenth St
Augusta, GA 30912
(706) 721-0211

Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University


Brannen Hall, Room 2015, 2670 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-5391

Georgia Southwestern State University

Georgia Southwestern State University


800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr.
Americus, GA 31709
(229) 928-1279

Georgia State University

Georgia State University


33 gilmer st
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 413-2000

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University


1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(770) 423-6000

LaGrange College

LaGrange College


601 Broad Street
Lagrange, GA 30240
(706) 880-8000

Macon State College

Macon State College


100 College Station Dr
Macon, GA 31206
(478) 471-2700

Piedmont College

Piedmont College


1021 Central Ave
Demorest, GA 30535
(706) 778-3000

University of West Georgia

University of West Georgia


1601 Maple St
Carrollton, GA 30118
(678) 839-5000

Valdosta State University

Valdosta State University


1500 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31698
(229) 333-5800

Shorter University

Shorter University


315 Shorter Ave
Rome, GA 30165
(706) 291-2121

Truett McConnell University

Truett McConnell University


100 Alumni Dr
Cleveland, GA 30528
(706) 865-2134

Wesleyan College

Wesleyan College


4760 Forsyth Road
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 477-1110

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Chamberlain College of Nursing


5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 250-8500

Darton State College

Darton State College


2400 Gillionville Rd
Albany, GA 31707
(229) 317-6000

Berry College

Berry College


2277 Martha Berry Hwy NW
Mount Berry, GA 30149
(706) 232-5374

Dalton State College

Dalton State College


650 College Drive
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 272-4436

South University-Savannah

South University-Savannah


709 Mall Blvd
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 201-8000

Georgia Highlands College

Georgia Highlands College


3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E.
Rome, GA 30161
(800) 332-2406

Gordon State College

Gordon State College


419 College Dr
Barnesville, GA 30204
(770) 358-5000

North Georgia College & State University

North Georgia College & State University


82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597
(706) 864-1400

Thomas University

Thomas University


1501 Millpond Rd
Thomasville, GA 31792
(229) 226-1621