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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Nursing is arranged in a hierarchy according to education and responsibility, just like many other professions.

The first level in the nursing hierarchy is the certified nursing assistant (CNA). CNAs provide basic quality-of-life care for patients. CNAs need a high school diploma / GED and a brief course of post-secondary training, after which they are required to pass a certification examination. CNAs in Georgia can expect an average salary of $21,910 per year.

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The second level is the licensed practical nurse (LPN). LPNs provide basic patient care under the direction of a physician or registered nurse. LPNs typically earn a one-year certificate and must pass the NCLEX-PN exam to obtain their title. An LPN in Georgia can expect an average annual salary of around $37,330.

The third level is the registered nurse (RN). RNs have a greater scope of responsibility than LPNs and consequently require more education. RNs must earn at least a hospital diploma or associate's degree, and many hold a four-year BSN degree. RNs must pass the NCLEX-RN exam to obtain their title. An RN in Georgia can expect an average annual salary of around $61,630.

The fourth level is the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). APRNs function more independently than RNs and often provide primary care. APRNs can further specialize in fields such as obstetrics, anesthesia, family health, and geriatrics. An APRN must earn a master’s degree, requiring 2-3 years of education beyond the traditional BSN. APRNs in Georgia can expect an average annual salary of around $88,840; some specialties (anesthesia) earn salaries in excess of $130,000 per year.

To help you get started in your nursing career, we’ve provided a list of accredited Georgia nursing schools below.

Atlanta

Atlanta Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Bauder College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Atlanta
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Chattahoochee Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Clayton State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
Emory University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Midwifery; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Pediatric Nursing; Master's in Public Health and Community Nursing; Master's in Critical Care Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing; Master's in Emergency Room and Trauma Nursing; Master's in Geriatric Nursing; Master's in Women's Health Nursing
Everest Institute - Jonesboro
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Fortis College
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Georgia Perimeter College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Georgia State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Research
Gordon State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Gwinnett Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Herzing University - Atlanta
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Kennesaw State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science
Omnitech Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Southern Crescent Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
University of West Georgia
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
West Georgia Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Associate's in Registered Nursing

Augusta

Augusta Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Georgia Regents University
Programs offered: Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Pediatric Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Research; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist

Columbus

Columbus State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Columbus Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Savannah

Armstrong Atlantic State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
Savannah Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
South University - Savannah
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing

Other Georgia cities

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Albany State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
Albany Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Altamaha Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Athens Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Bainbridge College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Berry College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Brenau University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education; Bachelor's in Nursing Practice
Central Georgia Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
College of Coastal Georgia
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Dalton State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Darton State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Georgia Baptist College of Mercer University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Master's in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
Georgia College & State University
Programs offered: Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Adult Health Nursing
Georgia Highlands College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Georgia Southern University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist
Georgia Southwestern State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
LaGrange College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Lake Lanier School of Massage
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Lanier Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Middle Georgia State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Middle Georgia Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Moultrie Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
North Georgia Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Ogeechee Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Okefenokee Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Piedmont College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Shorter University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
South Georgia State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
South Georgia Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Southeastern Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Southwest Georgia Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Thomas University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
Truett McConnell College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
University of North Georgia
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Valdosta State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
Wesleyan College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
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