Georgia Nursing Schools, Colleges and Programs

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Established in 1732 Georgia was the last of the original 13 U.S. colonies. Nearly 200 years later, with nearly 10 million people, Georgia is the 9th most populated state in the country. Georgia is also a beautiful place to live. From the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains in the north to the central Piedmont foothills where rivers cascade down into the continental plains in the south, Georgia truly has some spectacular natural scenery.

Today Georgia has a strong economy, is one of the most industrialized states in the South and serves as a transportation and communications hub for the region. Major industries in Georgia include food production, food processing, textiles and apparel, tobacco, paper products, and transportation and electrical equipment. Georgia has a strong and growing health care industry as well. You’ll find hospitals, medical centers, nursing care facilities and assisting living centers of just about every kind in Georgia.

If you’re an aspiring nurse with your sight set on Georgia, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Georgia has a vibrant health care community and nurses are in high demand. To practice nursing in Georgia you must pass a state administered nurses exam, but before you can do this you must obtain an education. To work as a licensed practical or vocational nurse (LPN/LVN) in Georgia you must earn a diploma or associate degree in nursing from an approved program. To work as a registered nurse (RN) you must have an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or bachelor’s of science (BSN) in nursing from an accredited nursing school. (We highly recommend earning your BSN as more and more employers in Georgia are looking for this qualification.)

There almost 70 public colleges, universities, and vocational schools and over 45 private higher education institutions in Georgia. Of these, more than 60 offer accredited nursing programs. Below we’ve compiled a list of the nursing schools and programs in Georgia.

Top Georgia Nursing Schools:


  1. Georgia College & State University

    Milledgeville, GA
    #1
    • In-State Tuition: $8,790
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 96.10%
    • Acceptance Rate: 66%
    • Students: 6,444
  2. Kennesaw State University

    Kennesaw, GA
    #2
    • In-State Tuition: $6,807
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 94.70%
    • Acceptance Rate: 57%
    • Students: 24,604
  3. Georgia Southern University

    Statesboro, GA
    #3
    • In-State Tuition: $7,066
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 93.90%
    • Acceptance Rate: 52%
    • Students: 20,574
  4. University of West Georgia (Tanner Health System School of Nursing)

    Carrollton, GA
    #4
    • In-State Tuition: $6,832
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 92.10%
    • Acceptance Rate: 56%
    • Students: 11,769
  5. University of North Georgia

    Dahlonega, GA
    #5
    • In-State Tuition: $6,692
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 91.10%
    • Acceptance Rate: 56%
    • Students: 6,413
  6. Middle Georgia State College

    Macon, GA
    #6
    • In-State Tuition: $2,694
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 77.50%
    • Acceptance Rate: 88%
    • Students: 3,614
  7. Armstrong Atlantic State University

    Savannah, GA
    #7
    • In-State Tuition: $5,734
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 80.80%
    • Acceptance Rate: 70%
    • Students: 7,439
  8. Mercer University

    Macon, GA
    #8
    • In-State Tuition: $33,120
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 88.70%
    • Acceptance Rate: 63%
    • Students: 8,329
  9. Piedmont College

    Demorest, GA
    #9
    • In-State Tuition: $20,730
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 94.70%
    • Acceptance Rate: 57%
    • Students: 2,464
  10. Gordon State College

    Barnesville, GA
    #10
    • In-State Tuition: $3,073
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 87.40%
    • Acceptance Rate: 47%
    • Students: –
  11. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

    Tifton, GA
    #11
    • In-State Tuition: $3,279
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 90.60%
    • Acceptance Rate: 33%
    • Students: 3,233
  12. Clayton State University

    Morrow, GA
    #12
    • In-State Tuition: $6,078
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 90.10%
    • Acceptance Rate: 39%
    • Students: 7,140
  13. Georgia Southwestern State University

    Americus, GA
    #13
    • In-State Tuition: $5,960
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 79.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 66%
    • Students: 2,973
  14. Valdosta State University

    Valdosta, GA
    #14
    • In-State Tuition: $6,884
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 82.20%
    • Acceptance Rate: 59%
    • Students: 12,515
  15. Georgia State University

    Atlanta, GA
    #15
    • In-State Tuition: $9,928
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 83.10%
    • Acceptance Rate: 57%
    • Students: 32,092
  16. LaGrange College

    LaGrange, GA
    #16
    • In-State Tuition: $25,600
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 90.60%
    • Acceptance Rate: 49%
    • Students: 902
  17. Albany State University

    Albany, GA
    #17
    • In-State Tuition: $5,912
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 87.50%
    • Acceptance Rate: 20%
    • Students: 4,275
  18. Columbus State University

    Columbus, GA
    #18
    • In-State Tuition: $6,774
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 79.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 53%
    • Students: 8,237
  19. Dalton State College

    Dalton, GA
    #19
    • In-State Tuition: $3,732
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 65.60%
    • Acceptance Rate: 43%
    • Students: –
  20. Emory University

    Atlanta, GA
    #20
    • In-State Tuition: $44,008
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 82.60%
    • Acceptance Rate: 26%
    • Students: 14,236
  21. Shorter University

    Rome, GA
    #21
    • In-State Tuition: $18,830
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 55.90%
    • Acceptance Rate: 65%
    • Students: –
  22. South University

    Savannah, GA
    #22
    • In-State Tuition: $16,360
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 50.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 63%
    • Students: –
  23. Brenau University

    Gainesville, GA
    #23
    • In-State Tuition: $23,350
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 73.20%
    • Acceptance Rate: 30%
    • Students: 822

Browse all Georgia nursing schools:

  • Kennesaw State University
    Location: Kennesaw, GA
    Student Enrollment: 620
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner
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  • Georgia College and State University
    Location: Milledgeville, GA
    Student Enrollment: 6,500
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner
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  • Georgia State University
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Student Enrollment: 26,135
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral)
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  • North Georgia College and State University
    Location: Dahlonega, GA
    Student Enrollment: 5,650
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: Associate, BS/BSN, LPN-to-RN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner
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  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
    Location: Tifton, GA
    Student Enrollment: 3,500
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate
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  • Albany State University
    Location: Albany, GA
    Student Enrollment: 4,475
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner
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  • Armstrong State University
    Location: Savannah, GA
    Student Enrollment: 6,000
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner
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  • Athens Technical College
    Location: Athens, GA
    Student Enrollment: 2,750
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN
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  • Augusta State University
    Location: Augusta, GA
    Student Enrollment: 7,060
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, LPN-to-BSN, RN-to-BSN
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  • Brenau University
    Location: Gainesville, GA
    Student Enrollment: 2,760
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner
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  • Clayton State University
    Location: Morrow, GA
    Student Enrollment: 5,700
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, MSN
    http://www.clayton.edu/nursing

  • Columbus State University
    Location: Columbus, GA
    Student Enrollment: 7,500
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN
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  • Dalton State College
    Location: Dalton, GA
    Student Enrollment: 5,720
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN
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  • Emory University – Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Student Enrollment: 12,340
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral)
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  • South Georgia College
    Location: Douglas, GA
    Student Enrollment: 1,200
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate
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  • State University of West Georgia
    Location: Carrolton, GA
    Student Enrollment: 8,900
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN
    www.westga.edu

  • Valdosta State University
    Location: Valdosta, GA
    Student Enrollment:
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN
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  • Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Student Enrollment: 7,620
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, PhD (Doctoral)
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  • Georgia Perimeter College
    Location: Clarkston, GA
    Student Enrollment: 20,000
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN
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  • Darton College
    Location: Albany, GA
    Student Enrollment: 4,575
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN
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  • Georgia Southwestern State University
    Location: Americus, GA
    Student Enrollment: 2,455
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN
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  • Gordon College
    Location: Barnesville, GA
    Student Enrollment: 3,600
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN
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  • La Grange College
    Location: La Grange, GA
    Student Enrollment:
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN
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  • Middle Georgia State College
    Location: Macon, GA
    Student Enrollment: 6,200
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, RN-to-BSN
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  • Middle Georgia College
    Location: Cochran, GA
    Student Enrollment: 2,000
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate
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  • Georgia Southern University
    Location: Statesboro, GA
    Student Enrollment: 19,085
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, LPN-to-BSN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner, DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
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  • Medical College of Georgia
    Location: Augusta, GA
    Student Enrollment: 620
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: MSN
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  • Savannah Technical College
    Location: Savannah, GA
    Student Enrollment: 5,485
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: LPN
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  • Augusta Technical College
    Location: Augusta, GA
    Student Enrollment: 5,030
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN
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  • Paine College
    Location: Augusta, GA
    Student Enrollment: 850
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: LPN
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  • Thomas University
    Location: Thomasville, GA
    Student Enrollment:
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN
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  • Georgia Highlands College
    Location: Rome, GA
    Student Enrollment: 3,800
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN
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  • Piedmont College
    Location: Demorest, GA
    Student Enrollment:
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN
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  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College
    Location: Rome, GA
    Student Enrollment: 2,830
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN, LPN
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  • College of Coastal Georgia
    Location: Brunswick, GA
    Student Enrollment: 3,000
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate
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  • Columbus Technical College
    Location: Columbus, GA
    Student Enrollment: 3,530
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN, LPN
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