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Accredited Nursing Schools in Georgia

In Georgia and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Georgia accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Georgia campus locations, then request free information from any or all Georgia nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Georgia Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in Georgia are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most Georgia nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

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  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Georgia Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Georgia

RNs: In order to become a registered nurse in Georgia, which employs a total of 65,370 RNs, one must first pursue a nursing degree from an accredited college or university. Most nursing programs last two to four years, resulting in either an associate or bachelor’s degree. The program must be approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing in order to be acceptable. After graduation, all prospective nurses must take and pass the NCLEX-RN in order to complete the National Boards. Then they must apply for licensure with the Georgia Board of Nursing. All RNs must participate in continuing education and renew their licenses every two years. RNs will be mailed a reminder 3-5 months prior to license expiration.

LPNs: In order to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in Georgia, students must complete a state-approved nursing program. LPN programs usually last about one year and can be completed at community colleges and technical schools throughout the state. Upon graduation, students must then pass the NCLEX-PN examination. After passing the exam, LPNs submit an application to the Georgia Board of Nursing in order to become licensed to work in Georgia. LPNs need to renew their licenses every two years, and nurses will be sent a notification when their license is about to expire. There are around 25,110 Licensed Practical Nurses employed in Georgia.

The Best Cities in Georgia for Nursing Jobs

  • Atlanta.Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the state’s most populous city, with approximately 420,003 residents as of the 2010 census. Atlanta is a major U.S. tourist destination. Home to citizens of a huge array of cultural backgrounds, Atlanta has a rich culture and is known for its southern and international cuisine. With many opportunities for employment in health care, Atlanta is also home to corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, AT&T Mobility, UPS, and Delta Air Lines.
    • RNs:There are approximately 32,910 RNs employed in Atlanta, and the average annual salary comes to $63,230.
    • LPNS:There are approximately 10,140 LPNs employed in Atlanta, and the average annual salary comes to $38,510.
  • Augusta-Richmond County. Augusta, which has been legally merged with Richmond, Tennessee, is the principal city of the Augusta-Richmond county. The combined cities have a population of 539,154 as of the 2009 census. Augusta has become a center for medicine, biotechnology and the military, and, located along the Savannah river, also offers plenty of outdoor opportunities and a distinct southern culture.
    • RNs:There are 5,110 RNs employed in Augusta, and the average annual salary is $63,090.
    • LPNS:There are 2,520 LPNs employed in August, and the average annual salary is $36,410.
  • Macon. Macon is located in central Georgia and has an estimated population of 91,351 as of the 2010 census. There are many institutions of higher education located in Macon, and the city is also home to various museums and tourist sites. The economy of Macon centers around retail and the military.
    • RNs:There are approximately 3,630 RNs employed in Macon, and the average annual salary is $59,360.
    • LPNS:There are approximately 940 LPNs employed in Macon, and the average annual salary is $36,010

Major Hospitals in Georgia

  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Hospital. Children’s Healthcare is a non-profit health care organization which provides a wide variety of care to children of all ages. The hospital strives to provide family-centered and highly-specialized care. Some of the hospital’s reputable departments include the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service, The Children’s Sibley Heart Center and The Children’s Neurosciences Program. Children’s was recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S.News & World Report.
  • Emory Healthcare. Emory Healthcare is the largest and most comprehensive health care system in Georgia. The system includes many hospitals and medical centers throughout the state. One of the main locations is The Emory Clinic, which is home to more than 980 specialists, sub-specialists and primary care physicians.
  • Piedmont Hospital.Piedmont Hospital is a private, non-profit tertiary hospital located in the northeast part of Atlanta, Georgia. Piedmont has 481 beds, all private rooms and employs about 3,000 staff and over 800 physicians. Piedmont provides most types of major medical, surgical and diagnostic care procedures.
  • Saint Joseph’s Hospital. Founded in 1880, Saint Joseph’s is an acute care hospital located in Atlanta, Georgia. The hospital has 410 beds and employs over 750 physicians. Saint Joseph’s was included as one of the 50 best hospitals in the country by Healthgrades. Saint Joseph’s is dedicated to providing quality care to the Atlanta region.
  • Northside Hospital. Northside Hospital is a health care system consisting of three non-profit hospitals in Atlanta, Forsyth and Cherokee. The hospital system has a total of 753 beds and strives to provide efficient, comprehensive health care to the community. Northside is home to almost 1,800 physicians and 5,000 employees. The Northside system sees over 600,000 patients every year.

Armstrong Atlantic State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Savannah, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1935
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.armstrong.edu

Brenau University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Gainesville, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1878
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.brenau.edu

Clayton College and State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Morrow, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1969
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.clayton.edu

Columbus State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Columbus, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1958
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.colstate.edu

Emory University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1836
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.emory.edu

Georgia College And State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, MSN/MBA
School Founded In: 1889
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.gcsu.edu

Georgia Southern University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1906
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.georgiasouthern.edu

Georgia Southwestern State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Americus, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1906
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.gsw.edu

Georgia State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1913
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.gsu.edu

Kennesaw State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1963
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.kennesaw.edu

LaGrange College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: LaGrange, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1831
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.lagrange.edu

Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Augusta, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1828
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.mcg.edu

Mercer University Georgia Baptist College of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1988
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.mercer.edu

North Georgia College and State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Dahlonega, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1873
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.ngcsu.edu

Piedmont College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Demorest, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1897
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.piedmont.edu

Thomas University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Thomasville, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1950
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.thomasu.edu

Valdosta State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Valdosta, Georgia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1906
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.valdosta.edu