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Top 10 Nursing Schools in Georgia

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Top 10 Nursing Schools in Georgia
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The top 10 nursing schools in Georgia are based on enrollment and offer undergraduate and graduate programs, while several also offer doctorate degrees. Several of these schools offer fast-track programs as well as bridge or transfer options. These schools are approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the accrediting agency for nursing schools.

Emory University

Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing offers a bachelor's of science in nursing, a bachelor's of science in nursing for second degree students and a bachelor's to master's segue. There are also accelerated programs for both bachelor's and master's degrees.



Emory University

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

1520 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA 30322

800-222-3879

Georgia State University

Georgia State University offers a traditional bachelor's of science in nursing and a fast-paced program called the Achieving the Curriculum Expeditiously, or ACE, bachelor's of science in nursing for students that have completed the core curriculum and can attend a full-time, fast-paced program. The university also offers a transfer track for students who are transferring from other nursing programs. Georgia State also offers a master's of science in nursing, a post-master's certificate in nursing, a Registered Nurse (RN) to MS degree and a Ph.D.



Georgia State University

Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing

P.O. Box 4019

Atlanta, GA 30302

(404) 423-1200

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University offers traditional and accelerated bachelor's of science degrees in nursing and a registered nurse (RN) to bachelor's of science in nursing bridge program. The school also offers master's of science degrees in nursing primary care, advanced care management and leadership, with nursing education leadership and health policy tracks. Kennesaw also offers a nursing doctorate degree.



Kennesaw State University

WellStar School of Nursing

1000 Chastain Road

Kennesaw, GA 30144

770-499-3211

Brenau University

Brenau University offers a bachelor's of science in nursing as well as a bridge program for RNs wanting to obtain a BSN degree. Brenau University also offers a master's of science in nursing and an RN to MSN bridge program.



Brenau University

School of Health and Science, Department of Nursing

500 Washington St. SE

Gainesville, GA 30501

770-534-6251

Medical College of Georgia

Medical College of Georgia offers bachelor's and master's of science in nursing degrees and a BSN to MSN and RN to MSN bridge programs. The school also offers a nursing practice doctorate and a Ph.D. in nursing.



Medical College of Georgia

School of Nursing

1120 15th Street

Augusta, GA 30912

706-721-3278

University of West Georgia

University of West Georgia offers two tracks; the traditional bachelor's of science in nursing program as well as the RN to BSN bridge program. The University also offers a part-time BSN program in Newnan, and a master's of science in nursing at the main campus.



University of West Georgia

School of Nursing

1601 Maple St

Carrollton, GA 30118

678-839-6552

Valdosta State University

Valdosta State University offers a traditional bachelor's of science in nursing as well as an accelerated bachelor's of science in nursing for second-degree students. The school also offers a master's of science in nursing and RN to BSN and RN to MSN pathway or bridge programs.



Valdosta State University

College of Nursing

1500 North Patterson Street

Valdosta, GA 31698

229-333-5959

Mercer University

Mercer University offers a bachelor's of science in nursing with a pre-licensure track and an accelerated RN to BSN track. The University also offers a master's of science in nursing with clinical nurse specialist and nurse educator programs. Mercer University also offers a Ph.D. in nursing.



Mercer University

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing

3001 Mercer University Drive

Atlanta, GA 30341

-678-547-6000

Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University offers a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program, bachelor's and master's of science in nursing and a post-MSN certificate. Georgia Southern University also offers a RN to BSN and BSN to MSN bridge program. The school additionally offers a doctor of nursing practice degree.



Georgia Southern University

School of Nursing

PO Box 8158

Statesboro, GA 30460

912-478-5391

Clayton State University

Clayton State University offers a traditional bachelor's of science in nursing and RN to BSN track program. Clayton State also offers a master's of science in nursing and a RN to MSN track program.



Clayton State University

School of Nursing

2000 Clayton State Boulevard

Morrow, GA 30260

678-466-4900

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