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The nursing profession never seems to diminish in demand, and Georgia is certainly no exception. There are over 130,000 individuals employed in nursing roles across the state, including 37,430 nursing assistants, 24,350 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), 66,080 registered nurses (RNs), and 4,300 advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).

Because nurses are so in demand, there are many programs available to launch prospective students on the path to their career of choice. These programs range from associate’s degrees (two years) to bachelor’s degrees (four years) to master’s degrees (six years) and can be found at institutions ranging in size from small community colleges to private colleges to large public universities.

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Community colleges are often relatively close by, have open enrollment (meaning that if you have a high school diploma, you can get in), and are inexpensive when compared with public and private four-year programs.

Private colleges and universities may be more expensive than the other two options, but they offer smaller class size, better student-to-teacher ratios, and can provide enhanced name recognition and prestige to your resume.

Public colleges and universities are often larger than their private counterparts (meaning more resources), are less selective, and frequently offer lower tuition for state (or county) residents.

If you start in a two-year program with the aim of transferring to a four-year program, remember that not all credits may transfer. If you know that a bachelor’s or master’s degree is in your future, you may want to start in a four-year program (or even a program that offers the option of continuing on to earn your master’s degree) rather than transferring in. This isn’t always possible, but it can save some time and money in the long run.

To help aspiring nurses get started in the right direction, we’ve compiled below a list of accredited Georgia schools and organized them by the size of their nursing programs.

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Georgia nursing schools: Largest to smallest

Darton State College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 279 students during the 2012 period
Georgia Highlands College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 186 students during the 2012 period
Kennesaw State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 183 students during the 2012 period
Georgia Perimeter College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 163 students during the 2012 period
Augusta University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 143 students during the 2012 period
Direct Entry MSN: 72 students during the 2011 period
University of North Georgia
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 143 students during the 2012 period
Middle Georgia State University
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 138 students during the 2012 period
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 45 students during the 2012 period
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 129 students during the 2012 period
Armstrong State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 129 students during the 2012 period
Georgia State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 122 students during the 2012 period
Mercer University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 122 students during the 2012 period
Emory University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 121 students during the 2012 period
Gordon State College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 115 students during the 2012 period
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 114 students during the 2012 period
Georgia College & State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 97 students during the 2012 period
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 97 students during the 2012 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 32 students during the 2012 period
University of West Georgia
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 97 students during the 2012 period
Brenau University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 94 students during the 2012 period
Valdosta State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 87 students during the 2012 period
Clayton State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 86 students during the 2012 period
Georgia Southern University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 85 students during the 2012 period
West Georgia Technical College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81 students during the 2012 period
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 44 students during the 2012 period
Columbus State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 79 students during the 2012 period
South Georgia State College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 76 students during the 2012 period
Central Georgia Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 69 students during the 2012 period
Okefenokee Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 67 students during the 2012 period
Dalton State College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 62 students during the 2011 period
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 44 students during the 2012 period
Chattahoochee Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 60 students during the 2012 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 24 students during the 2012 period
Bainbridge College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 59 students during the 2012 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 31 students during the 2012 period
Savannah Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 55 students during the 2012 period
Columbus Technical College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 51 students during the 2012 period
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 37 students during the 2012 period
Altamaha Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 50 students during the 2012 period
College of Coastal Georgia
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 48 students during the 2012 period
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 39 students during the 2012 period
Athens Technical College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 46 students during the 2012 period
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 13 students during the 2012 period
Southwest Georgia Technical College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 45 students during the 2012 period
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 33 students during the 2012 period
Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 42 students during the 2012 period
North Georgia Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 41 students during the 2012 period
South Georgia Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 41 students during the 2012 period
Augusta Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 37 students during the 2012 period
Southeastern Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 37 students during the 2012 period
Georgia Southwestern State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 35 students during the 2012 period
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 32 students during the 2012 period
LaGrange College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 30 students during the 2012 period
Gwinnett Technical College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 29 students during the 2011 period
Piedmont College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 29 students during the 2012 period
Southern Crescent Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 29 students during the 2012 period
Lanier Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 28 students during the 2012 period
Shorter University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 23 students during the 2012 period
Ogeechee Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 20 students during the 2012 period
Albany Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 19 students during the 2012 period
Bauder College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 16 students during the 2012 period
Middle Georgia Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 15 students during the 2012 period
Albany State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 14 students during the 2012 period
Moultrie Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 11 students during the 2012 period
Atlanta Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 9 students during the 2012 period
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