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Entry-level nursing jobs can be achieved through a two-year (or less) course of study, while advanced nursing positions require an advanced degree. A two-year associate's degree program at a college or university provides students the opportunity to become a registered nurse; this in turn opens the door to continued training through a bachelor's degree program (BSN) or even a master’s degree and the title advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). In Georgia, RNs have the potential to earn $63,600 per year, while APRNs with a master’s degree can earn $88,840 or more annually depending on field of specialization.

When selecting a nursing program, an important question to consider is: public or private? A public college or university receives part of its funding from state taxpayers. A private college or university receives its funding from gifts, grants, endowments, and the students that are admitted. While public colleges and universities may therefore be less expensive than their private counterparts, private colleges and universities offer smaller class sizes that enhance the learning experience and prestige that improves nurses' employment prospects after graduation.

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Georgia has almost 20 private colleges and universities with accredited nursing programs. These include Emory University in Atlanta, Wesleyan College in Macon, Brenau University in Gainesville, and Shorter University in Rome.

The major hospitals in Georgia do the majority of the nurse hiring, so consider starting your job search there after graduation. Major nursing employers in Georgia include Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.

To assist prospective nurses in making these important educational choices, we’ve compiled and included below a list of accredited private Georgia nursing schools.

Featured Schools

Atlanta

Chamberlain College of Nursing - Atlanta
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Emory University
  • Accelerated BSN + MSN
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse-Midwifery
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
Herzing University - Atlanta
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Omnitech Institute
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Reinhardt University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South College - Atlanta
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Atlanta Atlanta
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Emory University Atlanta
  • Accelerated BSN + MSN
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse-Midwifery
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
Herzing University - Atlanta Atlanta
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Omnitech Institute Tucker
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Reinhardt University Waleska
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South College - Atlanta Atlanta
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Savannah

South University - Savannah
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
South University - Savannah Savannah
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Other Georgia cities

Andrew College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Berry College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Brenau University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
LaGrange College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lake Lanier School of Massage
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mercer University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Piedmont College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Shorter University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Thomas University
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Toccoa Falls College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Truett McConnell University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Wesleyan College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Andrew College Cuthbert
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Berry College Mount Berry
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Brenau University Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
LaGrange College Lagrange
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lake Lanier School of Massage Gainsville
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mercer University Macon
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Piedmont College Demorest
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Shorter University Rome
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Thomas University Thomasville
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Toccoa Falls College Toccoa Falls
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Truett McConnell University Cleveland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Wesleyan College Macon
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing