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Which Georgia Nursing Schools Offer RN Programs?

Find schools in Georgia offering nursing degree programs and courses. Learn about admissions requirements and get tuition rates for registered nursing programs from colleges in Georgia.

Learn about four Georgia schools with graduate and undergraduate nursing degrees. See what each college has to offer and decide which is best for you.

What You Need to Know

Three years of coursework could allow you to earn an associate's in nursing and prepare for the registered nursing licensure examination. In four years of study, you could earn a bachelor's degree in the field, which would also prepare you for the RN licensure exam. Both programs require you to take core and elective nursing classes, along with general education classes.

If you aspire to work as a nurse practitioner, you might consider earning a master's degree in nursing. Master's programs could also prepare you for work as a leader in healthcare. These programs could be completed in three to six semesters of study, depending on which nurse practitioner specialty you select.

Associate's Degree Programs in Georgia

Gordon College

Admission to Gordon College's AS in Nursing program is competitive and space is limited. Prior to applying, you must complete majority of the 9 prerequisite core courses, which include anatomy and physiology, microbiology, English, history and humanities. Within the program, you'll study pharmacology, nursing trends, mental health nursing and nursing for patients of all ages. The program includes clinical experiences in many types of health care facilities.

The school also has an LPN to RN program that allows licensed practical nurses (LPNs) with 1 year of experience to earn associate's degrees in 3 semesters. Additional admission requirements for this program include dosage and skills tests.

  • Program Name: Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Program Length: 3 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,828 per year for in-state; $10,010 per year for out-of-state (2018-2019)
  • Prerequisites: Prerequisite courses
  • Admission Requirements: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), Critical Thinking Entrance Assessment (CTEA)
  • School Type: 4-year, public; 3,663 students (all undergraduate)

Southern Regional Technical College

Southern Regional Technical College in Thomasville offers a generic nursing option for students with no medical training and an LPN-RN bridge option. Both programs require applicants to take prerequisite coursework. In the generic program, you must first take classes in anatomy and physiology, English and algebra before applying to the program. In the bridge option, you must complete the same courses as well as microbiology, psychology, computers and humanities.

In both programs, you'll take courses in nursing pharmacology, health assessment, obstetrics, pediatrics and medical-surgical nursing. A capstone course allows you to incorporate all you've learned in a virtual hospital setting that includes disaster situations, organ transplants, burns and end-of-life care.

  • Program Name: Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Specializations: Generic, LPN-ASN Bridge Option
  • Program Length: 3 years
  • Tuition and Fees:$2,728 per year for in-state; $4,864 per year for out-of-state (2018-2019)
  • Admission Requirements: Assessment tests, CPR certification
  • Prerequisites: Prerequisite courses
  • School Type: 2-year, public; 4,637 students (all undergraduate)

Bachelor's Degree Programs in Georgia

Emory University

At Emory University in Atlanta, you must complete 2 years of prerequisite coursework before enrolling in the BSN program. The courses, which can be completed at Emory or any other accredited postsecondary school, include chemistry, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, statistics, psychology and humanities. While you can apply to Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing's BSN program while completing the prerequisite coursework, all prerequisites must be finished before you can start the program. A BSN second degree program is available if you already hold a bachelor's degree in another field, but 7 prerequisite courses are required to enter the program. In both BSN programs, you gain hands-on experience through supervised clinical work in health care facilities.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $51,306 per year (2018-2019)
  • Prerequisites: 2 years of prerequisite coursework
  • Admission Requirements: TEAS scores, personal statement, letters of recommendation
  • School Type: 4-year, private, not-for-profit; 14,458 students (7,086 undergraduate)

Georgia College and State University

You must complete 2 years of core courses before applying to the BSN program in the College of Health and Sciences. Applicants to the BSN program are evaluated based on a formula that uses your GPA, TEAS score and SAT/ACT score. Students with the highest scores are admitted into the program. You'll study health assessment, research methods, community health nursing and nursing for patients of varying ages and conditions. In your final semester, you'll complete a clinical internship. If you're already a working RN with a diploma or associate's degree, you can earn your BSN online in as few as 3 semesters.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $9,346 per year for in-state; $28,060 per year for out-of-state (2018-2019)
  • Prerequisites: Prerequisite courses
  • Admission Requirements: TEAS test, minimum GPA
  • School Type: 4-year, public; 6,989 students (5,958 undergraduate)

Master's Degree Programs in Georgia

Emory University

RNs looking to further their education have many options in Emory University's MSN program. However, keep in mind that admissionx is competitive, and your academic record plays a significant role. The specialty in health systems leadership can prepare you to become a health care executive. If you want to continue clinical practice, there are several specialties that can prepare you to become a nurse practitioner or nurse-midwife. Thanks to the nursing school's ties with the nearby Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Cancer Society and the Carter Center of Emory University, you can also pursue a dual master's degree in nursing and public health.

  • Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Specializations: Acute care nurse practitioner (NP), adult/gerontology NP, emergency NP, family NP, family nurse-midwife, health systems leadership, nurse-midwifery, pediatric NP - primary and acute care, women's health NP, women's health care (Title X)
  • Program Length: 3-5 semesters for full-time students
  • Tuition and Fees: $42,628 per year (2018-2019)
  • Prerequisites: Introductory statistics, health assessment, BSN degree
  • Admissions Requirements: GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score, 1 year of nursing experience or a personal essay
  • School Type: 4-year, private, not-for-profit; 14,458 students (7,086 undergraduate)

Georgia College and State University

Courses in this program are offered in an online or hybrid format; however, by spring 2013, all classes will be fully online. You're curriculum involves classroom and clinical coursework that teaches you concepts related to healthcare safety, pharmacology, physiology and the primary care of adults, women and children. You can also opt to not earn a degree and take up to 9 credit hours of graduate-level classes. If you're wishing to enhance your clinical skills, you can take advanced courses in assessment, physiology and pathophysiology and applied pharmacology. You can also take up to 3 classes aimed at augmenting your knowledge of nursing education.

  • Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
  • Specializations: Family NP
  • Program Length: 6 semesters full-time; 9 semesters part-time
  • Tuition and Fees:$7,206 per year for in-state; $20,508 per year for out-of-state (2018-2019)
  • Prerequisites: BSN degree, undergraduate statistics and physical assessment courses, CPR certification
  • Admission Requirements: minimum GPA, GRE or MAT scores, valid RN license
  • School Type: 4-year, public; 6,989 students (5,958 undergraduate)

Of the Georgia universities previewed, Southern Regional Technical College and Gordon College offer associate's degrees, while Georgia College and State University and Emory University have bachelor's and master's degrees.