So you want to be a nurse? A guide to Georgia’s nursing programs

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Thinking of joining the nursing profession or climbing the degree ladder within the industry? There are plenty of nursing programs available across Georgia, with many schools offering online courses.

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Here’s a list of statewide programs by city, followed by technical colleges with nursing programs at the bottom:

Albany

Albany State University Darton College of Health Professions

Offers Online Programs: No

Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner

Americus

Georgia Southwestern State University School of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: Yes

Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner

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Atlanta

Atlanta Technical College

Offers Online Programs: ##

Degree Programs: Associate of Science in Nursing

ExploreEmory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: No

Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral)

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University

Offers Online Programs: No

Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, PhD (Doctoral)

ExploreGeorgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis College fo Nursing and Health Professions

Offers Online Programs: Yes

Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner, Ph.D. (Doctoral)

Augusta

ExploreAugusta State University College of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: No

Degree Programs: BS/BSN, LPN-to-BSN, RN-to-BSN

ExploreMedical College of Georgia College of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: No

Degree Programs:) Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, Ph.D. (Doctoral)

Barnesville

Gordon State College School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Offers Online Programs: No

Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN

Brunswick

ExploreCollege of Coastal Georgia Department of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: Yes (RN to BSN only)

Degree Programs: Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Post-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN).

Carrolton

ExploreUniversity of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: No

Degree Programs: BS/BSN

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Clarkston

Georgia State University Perimeter College

Offers Online Programs: No

Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN

Columbus

ExploreColumbus State University School of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: Yes

Degree Programs: BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN

Dahlonega

ExploreUniversity of North Georgia Department of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: Yes

Degree Programs: Associate, BS/BSN, LPN-to-RN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner

Dalton

ExploreDalton State College Department of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: Yes

Degree Programs: LPN (certificate), ASN (RN), RN-BSN (online); developing straight BSN program

Douglas

ExploreSouth Georgia College School of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: No

Degree Programs: Associate

Gainesville

ExploreBrenau University Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: Yes

Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner

Kennesaw

Kennesaw State University WellStar School of Nursing 

Offers Online Programs: No

Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner

LaGrange

ExploreLaGrange College Department of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: Yes

Degree Programs: BS/BSN

Lawrenceville

Georgia Gwinnett College Nursing Program

Offers Online Programs: No

Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Macon (Also in Cochran, Dublin and Warner Robins)

Offers Online Programs: Yes

Degree Programs: Master’s, Bachelor’s (Traditional and RN-to-BSN), Associate’s

Milledgeville

ExploreGeorgia College School of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: Yes

Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner

Morrow

ExploreClayton State University School of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: Yes

Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, MSN

Rome

ExploreGeorgia Highlands College Nursing Program

Offers Online Programs: Yes

Degree Programs: ASN (RN), LPN-RN bridge, Paramedic-RN bridge, RN-BSN (online)

Savannah, Statesboro

Georgia Southern University School of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: Yes

Degree Programs: BS/BSN, LPN-to-BSN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner, DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

Swainsboro

ExploreEast Georgia State College Department of Nursing

Offers Online Programs: Yes

Degree Programs: RN to BSN (online)

Tifton

ExploreAbraham Baldwin Agricultural College School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Degree Programs: Associate and RN-BSN completion program mostly online.

Valdosta

Valdosta State University College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Offers Online Programs: No

Degree Programs: BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN

Technical colleges, in alphabetical order

Albany Technical College, Albany

LPN to ASN Bridge Program, Associate of Science in Nursing and Practical Nursing

Athens Technical College, Athens

Associate of Science in Nursing, Nursing-LPN to ASN Transition Program and Practical Nursing

Augusta Technical College, Augusta

Associate of Science in Nursing and Practical Nursing

Central Georgia Technical College, Warner Robins

Associate of Science in Nursing and Practical Nursing

Chattahoochee Technical College, Marietta

LPN Bridge RN Option, Associate of Science in Nursing and Practical Nursing

Coastal Pines Technical College, Waycross

Practical Nursing

Columbus Technical College, Columbus

Associate of Science in Nursing, ASN Nursing LPN Bridge and Practical Nursing

Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Rome

Associate of Science in Nursing, Nursing LPN to ADN Transition Program and Practical Nursing

Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clarkston

Practical Nursing

Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville

Associate of Science in Nursing, ASN Nursing Bridge Option

Lanier Technical College, Oakwood

Associate of Science in Nursing and Practical Nursing

North Georgia Technical College, Clarkesville

Associate of Science in Nursing and Practical Nursing

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (Sandersville, Dublin)

Associate Degree in Nursing Bridge and Practical Nursing

Ogeechee Technical College, Sandersville

Practical Nursing

Savannah Technical College, Savannah

Practical Nursing

South Georgia Technical College, Americus

Practical Nursing

Southeastern Technical College, Vidalia

Associate of Science in Nursing Bridge Pathway, Associate of Science in Nursing and Practical Nursing

Southern Crescent Technical College, Griffin

Associate of Science in Nursing and Practical Nursing

Southern Regional Technical College, Thomasville

Associate Science Nursing (Bridge Option), Associate of Science in Nursing and Practical Nursing

West Georgia Technical College, Waco

Associate of Science in Nursing and Practical Nursing

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, Valdosta

Associate of Science in Nursing and Practical Nursing

*Note: The Technical College System of Georgia does not have any online Associate of Science Nursing or Practical Nursing Programs due to the clinical (hands-on) training required by the Georgia Board of Nursing.

Sources of this information:

The University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia and www.www.free-4u.com/nursing/Georgia-Nursing-Schools.cfm

A version of this story was originally published in August 2018.