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Registered nurses (RNs) play a vital role in the healthcare system. They create individualized care plans for patients, support and advise patients and their family members, and manage a team of other nurses and healthcare workers. For aspiring RNs, there are several distinct educational options to consider.

In Georgia, there are three types of pre-licensure programs for RNs: a two-year associate's degree in nursing (ADN), a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), and a direct-entry master of science in nursing (MSN). These programs are all widely available throughout the state. For example, associate's degree programs are available at ~25 colleges in Georgia, while bachelor’s degree candidates can consider a variety of options including large state schools like Georgia State University. Master’s degree programs enable students to choose from several areas of concentration, like nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, and nurse practitioner, to help them specialize further in their careers.

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There are numerous career opportunities for registered nurses in Georgia, with large nursing employers like Kaiser Permanente and Gwinnett Medical Center. RNs in Georgia can expect to earn over $52,000 per year, with some RNs earning as much as $69,000 to $74,000. Salary depends both upon experience and location, since some regions have higher wages as well as higher costs of living.

For aspiring registered nurses, we’ve compiled the below list of the top registered nursing programs in Georgia.

Featured Schools

Atlanta

Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2012)
Gwinnett Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 96.6% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2011)
Georgia Perimeter College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 96.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Gordon State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 95.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Georgia State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 94.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Clayton State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 93.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Kennesaw State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 92.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Emory University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 92.4% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
  • Direct Entry MSN
University of West Georgia
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 92.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
West Georgia Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 85.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Atlanta Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Bauder College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Atlanta
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Herzing University - Atlanta
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Augusta

Augusta University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 89.8% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
  • Direct Entry MSN: 89.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2011)
Augusta Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Columbus

Columbus State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 93.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Columbus Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)

Savannah

Armstrong State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 88.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)

Other Georgia cities

LaGrange College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Piedmont College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 98.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Athens Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 98.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Georgia College & State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 97.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Mercer University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 96.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Middle Georgia State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 96.5% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2012)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 94.4% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 96.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 93.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 93.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Bainbridge College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 93.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
College of Coastal Georgia
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 92.6% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2012)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Southwest Georgia Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Albany State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 90.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
University of North Georgia
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Georgia Highlands College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Georgia Southern University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 88.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Dalton State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2011)
South Georgia State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 84.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Valdosta State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 83.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Darton State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Shorter University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 82.6% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2012)
Brenau University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 80.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Albany Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Berry College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
North Georgia Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Southeastern Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Truett McConnell College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Wesleyan College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
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