RN Schools in Georgia with Certification Overviews

Research RN programs in Georgia, which currently has 54 schools offering these programs. Read overviews of the degree programs and get some quick facts for two schools to decide which program is right for you.

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Georgia Schools with RN Programs

To earn RN licensure in Georgia, an applicant must graduate from a school recognized by the Georgia Board of Nursing (GBON) and pass the national licensing exam, the NCLEX-RN. Other requirements include submitting a completed application, criminal background check, official college transcript and a fee to the GBON. Licensure must be renewed every two years.

Learn about two schools' programs, including the prerequisites, modes of delivery, program levels, curricula and hands-on clinical work. The table below also gives extra school details.

  • Augusta University in Augusta offers a bachelor's degree in nursing.
  • Georgia Southern University, set in Statesboro, offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree nursing programs.

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Comparison of Schools

In addition to carefully exploring the programs options, students may also wish to learn more school details from the table below, such as tuition, enrollment and acceptance statistics.

Augusta University Georgia Southern University
School Type 4-year, public 4-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017)* 8,220 20,418
Campus Setting Midsize city Remote town
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)* $8,604 (in-state)
$23,606 (out-of-state)
$6,356 (in-state)
$17,142 (out-of-state)
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)* 90% 90%
Acceptance Rate (2017)* 75% 68%
Retention Rate (2017)* 73% for full-time students 79% for full-time students
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (2011)* 27% 50%

Source: *NCES College Navigator.

Augusta University

This is a 4-year public school offering one of the oldest bachelor's degree programs in nursing in the state. In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), the College of Nursing offers master's and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Students have two options for earning a BSN degree. Students can begin the traditional program or the 15-month accelerated BSN program on campus. Nursing students explore topics in health assessment and promotion, basics of nursing practice and pharmacology. They also engage in clinical and lab work.

Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University is a 4-year, public school with a nationally recognized School of Nursing. GSU offers RN-to-BSN as well as BSN-MSN and BSN-DNP programs.

Online RN-to-BSN Program

To qualify for this undergraduate program, students already must have a diploma or associate's degree in nursing from an accredited institution as well as current RN licensure. RN-to-BSN students explore topics in community health nursing, complementary therapies and nursing leadership.

While this program can be completed online, nursing students will find that there are some live sessions that must be attended with fellow students. There are other asynchronous activities and assignments that will be completed or may be done in lieu of the live activities. There is also an LPN-BSN program offered on campus.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

There are technically two different BSN programs, a traditional and an accelerated program. Both of these programs are available on the Armstrong campus, with the traditional also available on the Statesboro campus. In order to join the 126-credit traditional program, students must have completed 45 pre-nursing credits.

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