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

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Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.

Home to more than 58,000 students from all 50 states and 125 different countries, Rutgers’ mission is to prepare students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. That’s made possible by a faculty and staff of over 13,000 members, which includes an Abel Prize winner, Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur “Genius Award” Fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners, and many more.

Programs:

  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student. Our nursing degrees offer the cutting-edge professional knowledge and skills needed in today’s dynamic, evolving health care industry.

Programs:

  • RN to BS
South College, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, can help you achieve your goals. We offer a small college environment, quality programs, and flexible day, evening, or Saturday classes.

Programs:

  • BS Nursing (RN/BSN)
  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
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Programs:

  • B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

Programs:

  • BS in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology

Do you want to start working toward a career that actually makes you excited? If so, an education from West Coast University (WCU) could be the perfect choice for you! This accredited, private University has a history that dates back over 100 years. Today, WCU offers health care degrees that will help prepare you and educate you on the current trends and issues within the health industry.

Programs:

  • RN to BSN (Online)
  • Online bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, IT, Healthcare Management, Pscyhology & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students

Programs:

  • Healthcare Management (BS)
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
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Programs:

  • Healthcare Management

CTU can help you connect to what matters most: a powerful professional network, faculty who are real-world professionals and innovative technology. And now several CTU degree programs are ranked by U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2015.  Are you in?

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

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Programs:

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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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Macon, GA 31217
Phone: (478) 207-2440


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