We've organized a comprehensive list of Georgia nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major Georgia city.

In today’s healthcare system, all levels of nurses have significant responsibility. The role of licensed practical nurse (LPN) has certainly increased in prominence in recent years. In the past, LPNs were strictly focused on providing basic care for patients. However, LPNs today must wear many hats. These include providing care for patients, creating individualized plans for patient recovery, counseling and educating patients on healthy living, providing emotional support for patients and their families, and performing many other vital tasks.

When planning a nursing education path, prospective students often focus on the "here and now" and place cost at the top of their considerations. And while cost certainly is an important factor, we encourage nursing students to think of this education as an investment. In investing, the best strategies involve a long-term outlook. Nursing is no different. Though costs may be considerable in the short term, the return on investment can be considerable as well.

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).

If your sights are set on joining the nursing profession, you may benefit from attending a public institution. Georgia has numerous state-supported schools that offer a broad spectrum of nursing programs, including licensed practical nursing (LPN) certificate, registered nursing associate's degree (ADN), and registered nursing bachelor’s degree (BSN). Many public universities also confer the title of advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) after completion of an additional two- to three-year master’s degree program.

Vocational, career, and community colleges are a viable choice for students seeking a headstart in the nursing field without spending years in the classroom. A community college typically costs less than a liberal arts college or private university, accommodates commuter and parttime students, and offers a range of associate’s degrees and certifications.