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The top 10 nursing schools in Georgia are based on enrollment and offer undergraduate and graduate programs, while several also offer doctorate degrees. Several of these schools offer fast-track programs as well as bridge or transfer options. These schools are approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the accrediting agency for nursing schools.
Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing offers a bachelor's of science in nursing, a bachelor's of science in nursing for second degree students and a bachelor's to master's segue. There are also accelerated programs for both bachelor's and master's degrees.
Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing 1520 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30322 800-222-3879
Georgia State University
Georgia State University offers a traditional bachelor's of science in nursing and a fast-paced program called the Achieving the Curriculum Expeditiously, or ACE, bachelor's of science in nursing for students that have completed the core curriculum and can attend a full-time, fast-paced program. The university also offers a transfer track for students who are transferring from other nursing programs. Georgia State also offers a master's of science in nursing, a post-master's certificate in nursing, a Registered Nurse (RN) to MS degree and a Ph.D.
Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing P.O. Box 4019 Atlanta, GA 30302 (404) 423-1200
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University offers traditional and accelerated bachelor's of science degrees in nursing and a registered nurse (RN) to bachelor's of science in nursing bridge program. The school also offers master's of science degrees in nursing primary care, advanced care management and leadership, with nursing education leadership and health policy tracks. Kennesaw also offers a nursing doctorate degree.
Kennesaw State University WellStar School of Nursing 1000 Chastain Road Kennesaw, GA 30144 770-499-3211
Brenau University offers a bachelor's of science in nursing as well as a bridge program for RNs wanting to obtain a BSN degree. Brenau University also offers a master's of science in nursing and an RN to MSN bridge program.
Brenau University School of Health and Science, Department of Nursing 500 Washington St. SE Gainesville, GA 30501 770-534-6251
Medical College of Georgia
Medical College of Georgia offers bachelor's and master's of science in nursing degrees and a BSN to MSN and RN to MSN bridge programs. The school also offers a nursing practice doctorate and a Ph.D. in nursing.
Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing 1120 15th Street Augusta, GA 30912 706-721-3278
University of West Georgia
University of West Georgia offers two tracks; the traditional bachelor's of science in nursing program as well as the RN to BSN bridge program. The University also offers a part-time BSN program in Newnan, and a master's of science in nursing at the main campus.
University of West Georgia School of Nursing 1601 Maple St Carrollton, GA 30118 678-839-6552
Valdosta State University
Valdosta State University offers a traditional bachelor's of science in nursing as well as an accelerated bachelor's of science in nursing for second-degree students. The school also offers a master's of science in nursing and RN to BSN and RN to MSN pathway or bridge programs.
Valdosta State University College of Nursing 1500 North Patterson Street Valdosta, GA 31698 229-333-5959
Mercer University offers a bachelor's of science in nursing with a pre-licensure track and an accelerated RN to BSN track. The University also offers a master's of science in nursing with clinical nurse specialist and nurse educator programs. Mercer University also offers a Ph.D. in nursing.
Mercer University Georgia Baptist College of Nursing 3001 Mercer University Drive Atlanta, GA 30341 -678-547-6000
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University offers a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program, bachelor's and master's of science in nursing and a post-MSN certificate. Georgia Southern University also offers a RN to BSN and BSN to MSN bridge program. The school additionally offers a doctor of nursing practice degree.
Georgia Southern University School of Nursing PO Box 8158 Statesboro, GA 30460 912-478-5391
Clayton State University
Clayton State University offers a traditional bachelor's of science in nursing and RN to BSN track program. Clayton State also offers a master's of science in nursing and a RN to MSN track program.
Clayton State University School of Nursing 2000 Clayton State Boulevard Morrow, GA 30260 678-466-4900
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