Advance your nursing career with a Bachelor's degree


Earn your BSN degree through a qualified nursing program

Many colleges offer qualified nursing degree programs. Take advantage of current nursing job opportunities

Many four year colleges and universities in Georgia offer the B.S.N., Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree. The requirements to enter nursing school are similar no matter where you are applying. A potential student must have completed the general core curriculum of the school in addition to a strong background in chemistry and biological science.

Courses such as anatomy and physiology are pre-requisite along with organic chemistry classes. A strong GPA of greater than a 3.0 is not required, but the chance of getting into a nursing program with a lower GPA is slim. Students with strong backgrounds in academia may realistically expect to complete a bachelor’s degree, the standard four year degree, in nursing in four years. Depending on certain course offerings at certain schools, it may take longer; however, expect to spend a minimum of four years in training to become a nurse.

Many schools offer e-learning, via the web, and traditional classes for nursing students. For classes such as pharmacology and medical laws, virtual learning may be the right path for you. Contact the local school or university for more information on their virtual classes or programs. The clinical education must be completed in a hospital, clinic, or nursing facility. This is the part of nursing school where you learn to interact with patients. From drawing blood to assisting with patient transfers, clinical nursing is necessary for the complete nursing experience.

Once you have completed your nursing education, you must take the certification test. This test, the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse, or NCLEX-RN is required before a nursing student can practice nursing in Georgia or the nation. A passing score may differ from state to state. Your nursing school’s testing coordinator can help you with registering and taking this important test.

Fortunately, Georgia is experiencing a nursing shortage so the viability of job opportunity is very high. Nursing school graduates have many choices for employment from rural Georgia to metro Atlanta and all places in between. Many hospitals offer repayment programs for interested nurses, but it is best to make contact with the particular entities and human resources to get definite answers.

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Online BSN Degree in Georgia

Browse our active list of schools in Georgia that currently offer an online BSN program

Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education. 

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Nursing Diploma

An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.

Programs:

  • BSN - RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option (CCNE-accredited)
The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.

Programs:

  • BS - Nursing

List of CCNE Accredited BSN
Programs in Georgia

Complete list of Georgia colleges and universities that offer CCNE accredited BSN programs:

Armstrong Atlantic State University
11935 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA
(912) 925-4618
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Brenau University
115 Davis Rd
Gainesville, GA
(706) 210-2574
BSN Degree

Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Blvd
Morrow, GA
(678) 466-4000
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Columbus State University
4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA
(706) 507-8223
BSN Degree

Emory University
555 Asbury Cir
Atlanta, GA
(404) 325-6838
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Georgia Health Sciences University
Augusta, GA
BSN Degree
MSN Degree
DNP Degree

Georgia Southern University
4002 Forest Dr
Statesboro, GA
(912) 478-1685
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Georgia State University
30 Pryor St SW
Atlanta, GA
(404) 413-8623
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA
(770) 423-6000
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Mercer University
3001 Mercer University Dr
Atlanta, GA
(678) 547-6000
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

South University
709 Mall Blvd
Savannah, GA
(912) 201-8000
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

University of West Georgia
1601 Maple St
Carrollton, GA
(678) 839-5000
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

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Accredited Online BSN Programs

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