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Georgia RN Programs

Complete list of approved registered nursing (RN) programs in the state of Georgia

Registered Nurse Education in Georgia

To become a Registered Nurse (RN) in Georgia you need to complete either an Associates Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor Degree in Nursing at an institution that is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing. Most ADN programs can be completed within two years and BSN programs take roughly four years to finish. A basic associates degree program consists of 30 credit hours of prerequisite courses in subjects like psychology, biology and statistics. A nursing candidate must then complete 32 credit hours in specific nursing courses. In summary, 62 hours consisting of general education classes and nursing courses are required.


There are many schools in Georgia that offer the Associates Degree in Nursing both on-campus and online which results in finding a school in your area quite easy. Georgia, as well as the rest of the U.S., is facing a shortage of nurses. Providers are operating at a 20% vacancy rate for nursing positions. To offset this shortage, the state of Georgia has dramatically increased its funding to recruit new nurses. Money for scholarships and other incentives such as service-canceled loans might be available to nursing students.

The largest school in Georgia to offer an Associates Degree in Nursing is Georgia Perimeter College located in Decatur, GA. They have campuses throughout Georgia, in Clarkston, Covington, Alpharetta and Dunwoody. Other examples of schools which offer an RN program are Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia; Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia; and, Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia.

Some examples of accredited online schools that offer RN programs are Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University.

Once you obtain your Associates Degree in Nursing from an approved school you must take the NCLEX-RN exam. This exam is the licensing exam required for a nurse in order to practice in any U.S. state. An application can be obtained from The Georgia Board of Nursing. The following must be submitted in order to take the exam:

1. An application fee of $40
2. An official college transcript
3. A completed background check



Georgia Associates Degree RN Programs

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

2802 Moore Hwy.
Tifton, Georgia 31794
(229) 391-5020

Athens Technical College

800 U. S. Highway 29
North Athens, Georgia 30601
(706) 355-5037

Augusta Technical College

3200 Augusta Tech Dr.
Augusta, Georgia 30906
(706) 771-4175

Bainbridge College

2500 Shotwell Street
Bainbridge, Georgia 39818
(229) 248-2850

Chattahoochee Technical College

980 South Cobb Drive, SE
Marietta, Georgia 30060
(770) 528-4433

Columbus Technical College

928 Manchester Expressway
Columbus, Georgia 31904
(706) 649-1112

Dalton State College

650 College Drive
Dalton, Georgia
(706) 272-4463

Darton College

2400 Gillionville Road
Albany, Georgia 31707
(229) 317-6557

Georgia Highlands College

3175 Cedartown Hwy., SE
Rome, Georgia 30161
(706) 295-6321

Georgia Northwestern Technical College

P.O. Box 569 265 Bicentennial Trail
Rock Spring, Georgia 30739
(706) 764-3854

Georgia Perimeter College

555 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, Georgia 30021
(678) 891-3845

Gordon College

419 College Drive
Barnesville, Georgia 30204
(678) 359-5197

Gwinnett Technical College

5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043
(678) 226-6787

Middle Georgia College

1100 Second Street, S.E.
Cochran, Georgia 31014
(478) 934-3057

North Georgia College & State University

82 College Circle
Dahlonega, Georgia 30597
(706) 864-1935

South Georgia College

100 W. College Park Drive
Douglas, Georgia 31533
(912) 389-4503

Southwest Georgia Technical College

15689 US Highway 19 North
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
(229) 227-2570

West Georgia Technical College

176 Murphy Campus Blvd.
Waco, Georgia 30182
(770) 537-6032



We try to update our nursing school listings as schools open and close and when accreditation is granted to new nursing programs. If you find information that is incorrect or requires updating please send us an email so that we can make the necessary changes. We recommend that prospective nursing students conduct their own research on schools they are interested in before they commit to enrolling in an academic program.

Accredited Georgia RN Schools

See our complete list of qualified pre-licensure RN schools in Georgia that meet the registered nursing education requirements. The Georgia Board of Nursing is the organization responsible for making sure that each Georgia nursing program provide adequate education to prepare students to become an RN. Before receiving a nursing license the graduating student will need to take and pass the NCLEX-RN exam in the state of Georgia.

Bachelor Degree RN Programs in Georgia

Albany State University

504 College Drive
Albany, Georgia 31705
(229) 430-4724

Armstrong Atlantic State University

11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419
(912) 344-2575

Augusta State University

2500 Walton Way
Augusta, Georgia 30904
(706) 737-1725
***ADN Program Also Available***

Brenau University

500 Washington Street, West
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
(770) 534-6260

Clayton State University

2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Morrow, Georgia 30260
(678) 466-4959

College of Coastal Georgia

3700 Altama Ave.
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
(912) 279-5860
***ADN Program Also Available***

Columbus State University

4225 University Ave.
Columbus, Georgia 31907
(706) 565-3649

Emory University

1520 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
(404) 727-7976

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University

3001 Mercer University Dr.
Atlanta, Georgia 30341
(678) 547-6733

Georgia College & State University

231 W. Hancock St. CPO 064
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061
(478) 445-2633

Georgia Southern University

P.O. Box 8158
Statesboro, Georgia 30460
(912) 478-3955

Georgia Southwestern State University

800 Georgia SW St. Drive
Americus, Georgia 31709
(229) 931-2280

Georgia State University

P.O. Box 4019
Atlanta, Georgia 30302
(404) 413-1201

Kennesaw State University

1000 Chastain Road, MB #1601
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
(770) 499-3080

LaGrange College

601 Broad Street
LaGrange, Georgia 30240
(706) 880-8220

Macon State College

100 College Station Drive
Macon, Georgia 31206
(478) 471-2761
***ADN Program Also Available***

Medical College of Georgia

987 St. Sebastian Way
Augusta, Georgia 30912
(706) 721-2787

Piedmont College

P.O. Box 10
Demorest, Georgia 30535
(706) 776-0116

Shorter College

315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, Georgia 30165
(706) 233-7464

University of West Georgia

1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
(678) 839-6552

Valdosta State University

1300 N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31698
(229) 333-5959


Georgia RN Resources

Georgia Board of Nursing
2010-2011 Registered Nurses Occupational Outlook
Georgia Nurses Association
Georgia Association of Nursing Students
Georgia Nursing Scholarships and Grants
Georgia Nurses Foundation Scholarships

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