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Nursing is an important and ever-growing profession in the United States, and nurses are constantly in demand. Employers are looking for the most highly skilled applicants, and that typically means a nurse with more education and training. Nursing education can take the form of an associate’s (ADN), bachelor’s (BSN), or master’s (MSN) degree. The latter two degrees can only be earned from the state's accredited four-year colleges and universities. The associate’s degree typically requires two years to complete, the BSN requires a full four years, and the MSN takes an additional 2-3 years on top of a BSN.

Though the education can be competitive, there is significant room for advancement if a nurse is willing to put in time in the classroom. Registered nurses in Georgia earn an average annual salary of $61,630, while advanced practice registered nurses (those with a master’s degree) earn anywhere from $88,840 to $135,560 depending on field of specialization.

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The top nursing schools by enrollment in Georgia include a number of four-year institutions, including Emory University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Brenau University, Georgia Southern University, Mercer University, and the University of West Georgia.

The major hospitals in Georgia do most of the nurse hiring, and they constantly have an eye out for applicants with a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

To help you get a head start on your nursing career, we’ve compiled below a complete list of Georgia's four-year nursing institutions.

Atlanta

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
Clayton State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
Emory University
Programs offered: 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; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing
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
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
University of West Georgia
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing

Augusta

Georgia Regents University
Programs offered: 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; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science

Columbus

Columbus State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Savannah

Armstrong Atlantic State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
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
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
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
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: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
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
Middle Georgia State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
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
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
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