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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
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Atlanta
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Clayton State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Emory University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • 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
Georgia State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Gordon State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Herzing University - Atlanta
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Kennesaw State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Science
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of West Georgia
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Education in Nursing Education
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Augusta

Augusta University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nursing Anesthesia
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Anesthesia
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Anesthesia
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Columbus

Columbus State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Savannah

Armstrong State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South University - Savannah
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Georgia cities

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Albany State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
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
College of Coastal Georgia
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Dalton State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Georgia College & State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Georgia Southern University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
LaGrange College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
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
Middle Georgia State University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Piedmont College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Shorter University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
South Georgia State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Thomas University
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Truett McConnell College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of North Georgia
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Valdosta State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Wesleyan College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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