Georgia Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in Georgia

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Registered nurses, also called RNs, provide patient care by administering medications, monitoring the health of patients and providing assistance during recovery. They also educate patients and their family members on medical conditions and home care treatments. Specialty can determine where an RN works. Most registered nurses work with patients in hospitals, but some work in nursing care facilities, government agencies and educational services.

Registered Nursing Schools in Georgia

You can become a registered nurse by earning an associate degree (ADN) or diploma in nursing; however, those who obtain a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN), or higher, tend to have more responsibilities and see more opportunities for advancement. Those who already hold a bachelor's degree in another field and are interested in switching to a career in nursing may also enroll in an accelerated BSN program, which usually lasts 12 to 18 months. Registered nursing programs provide both classroom education and hands-on clinical experience. Registered nursing programs typically offer courses in health law and ethics, emergency medicine, anatomy, behavioral sciences and human physiology. Whether online or in a traditional classroom, RN schools in Georgia can help you earn your nursing degree or diploma. All states and the District of Columbia require that registered nursing students graduate from an approved program as well as pass a licensing examination (NCLEX-RN). Depending on your state, other requirements may be necessary. Registered nursing schools in Georgia can provide the education and training you need to become an RN.

Registered Nursing Salaries in Georgia

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects RNs to see excellent job growth between 2008 and 2018, adding some 581,000 new jobs. Registered nurses held approximately 2.6 million jobs in 2008, making them the largest healthcare occupation. There are more than 65,000 RNs in Georgia. According to data from May 2009, RNs in Georgia earned an hourly median wage of $29.14, or $60,610 per year. Although there are opportunities throughout the state, RNs in Georgia tend to migrate towards the Atlanta metropolitan area, Chattanooga area and Augusta area, where employment is most concentrated.

Browse the list of Georgia RN schools below and start your career as an RN today.

Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Georgia

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Rome, Macon and Augusta
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Dalton, Atlanta and Hinesville
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Atlanta, Augusta and Savannah

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Georgia

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Savannah, Atlanta and Augusta

Schools for Registered Nurses in Georgia are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in Georgia

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  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, MS in Nursing, Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice) , more...
  • Degrees: Master

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

  • Programs: MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master

Grow Your Career with the University of Saint Mary

  • Programs: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Administrator
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

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  • Programs: Nursing Education - Master, Nursing Leadership - Master, RN to BSN
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Work toward your degree online with University of Cincinnati Online.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery, Master of Science in Nursing - WomenÂ’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.

  • Programs: Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP), Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Master

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.

  • Programs: M.S. with Major in Nursing - Nursing Informatics, RN to BS, RN to MS - Nursing Informatics, more...
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More Georgia Registered Nursing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tifton Bachelor 3,665
Albany State University Albany Masters 4,033
Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah Masters 6,848
Athens Technical College Athens Associate 4,041
Augusta State University Augusta Masters 6,588
Bainbridge College Bainbridge Associate 2,661
Berry College Mount Berry Masters 1,858
Brenau University Gainesville Masters 2,577
Clayton State University Morrow Masters 6,043
College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick Associate 2,942
Columbus State University Columbus Masters 7,593
Columbus Technical College Columbus Associate 3,604
Dalton State College Dalton Bachelor 4,532
Darton College Albany Associate 4,760
Emory University Atlanta Doctorate & First Professional 12,570
Georgia College & State University Milledgeville Masters 6,249
Georgia Highlands College Rome Associate 4,346
Georgia Perimeter College Decatur Associate 21,473
Georgia Southern University Statesboro Doctorate 16,841
Georgia Southwestern State University Americus Masters 2,405
Georgia State University Atlanta Doctorate & First Professional 27,134
Gordon College Barnesville Barnesville Bachelor 3,703
Kennesaw State University Kennesaw Masters 20,607
LaGrange College Lagrange Masters 1,091
Macon State College Macon Bachelor 6,464
Medical College of Georgia Augusta Doctorate & First Professional 2,392
Mercer University Macon Doctorate 7,308
Middle Georgia College Cochran Bachelor 3,444
North Georgia College & State University Dahlonega Masters 5,227
Northwestern Technical College Rock Spring Associate 2,275
Piedmont College Demorest Masters 2,283
South Georgia College Douglas Associate 1,754
Southwest Georgia Technical College Thomasville Associate 1,408
Thomas University Thomasville Masters 725
University of West Georgia Carrollton Doctorate 10,677
Valdosta State University Valdosta Doctorate 11,280
West Central Technical College Waco Associate 3,530
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