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LPN to RN Programs in Georgia

There are a wide variety of RN programs in Georgia; students across the state have the opportunity to further their education in multiple different types of learning environments.  Many of the programs in Georgia are designed so that students obtained their practical nursing certificate first, then proceed for their RN degree.  LPN to RN programs are also offered online in many institutions, which enables the working nurse to attend school full-time or part-time.

 

Georgia Licensing Requirements

Georgia has strict guidelines that all candidates must follow in order to gain licensure. There are also strict guidelines that must be followed in order to renew a nursing license. As of January 31, 2016, all registered nurses will be require to complete continuing education requirements to meet the needs to the new licensure standards.

RN Licensure by Exam

Before a candidate can register for the NCLEX-RN exam, he/she must initiate a background check using the correct ORI number (GA922931Z). This process can be completed online. When this was completed, the candidate should register for the NCLEX exam through Pearson promptly. The Board can note that this was not done when the application is review and processing may be delayed. Candidates who apply by examination may also complete the application process online. In addition, the following should be submitted:
  • Official transcripts
  • Fingerprinting
  • $40 fee made payable to the state of Georgia
  • $200 fee paid to Pearson Vue for participating in the exam
It is worth noting that candidates must pass the exam within three years after graduation.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Candidates who are licensed in one of the other 50 states are able to apply for licensure through an endorsement. There are some requirements that need to be met:
  • At least three months or 500 hours of work unless graduation occurred in the past four months
  • Application and supplemental material which includes an email address to help track the application
  • $60 fee to apply by endorsement

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Candidates from countries outside of the United States are eligible for licensing but there are additional requirements. They must demonstrate a proficiency in the English language.

Georgia Board of Nursing

214 State Capitol Atlanta, Georgia 30334 404.656.2881

Total Schools: 23

Ranked Schools: 22

Ranked: 1 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 51100.00%

Albany Technical College

1704 South Slappey Boulevard, Albany, GA - 31701 (229) 430-3500

Albany Technical College is located in Albany, Georgia.  Their RN nursing program is relatively new – it opened its doors in 2012.  They had an existing LPN nursing program in place.  Their nursing program has a traditional RN program and an LPN-RN bridge path.

Campus: Albany, GA
Net Price: $462.00
Enrollment: 3,894
Loan Default Rate: $20.00
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-95.58%
Graduation Rate: 41.00%
Median Borrowing: 5,111.00%
Median Payment: 53.36%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.8196.00%

Chattahoochee Technical College

980 S Cobb Drive Dr SE, Marietta, GA - 30060 (770) 975-4064

Chattahoochee Technical College is located in Marietta, Georgia.  They offer a variety of nursing options, from a practical nursing option, to an ASN option, to an LPN to RN bridge option.  The ASN program can be completed in four months, whereas the LPN to RN bridge program can be completed in three months.

Campus: Marietta, GA
Net Price: $2,574.00
Enrollment: 10,470
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-59.56%
Graduation Rate: 9.50%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.748194.96%

Gordon State College

419 College Dr, Barnesville, GA - 30204 (678) 359-5555

Gordon State College is located in Barnesville, Georgia.  Their nursing deparment offers a couple of unique options.  They have a traditional ASN program and an LPN to RN program.  In addition, they have an RN-BSN completion degree, which allows their RN students to obtain a BSN degree.

Campus: Barnesville, GA
Net Price: $8,282.00
Enrollment: 4,187
Transfer Out Rate: 30.90%
Loan Default Rate: $14.70
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $8.83%
Graduation Rate: 13.70%
Median Borrowing: 8,989.00%
Median Payment: 93.86%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.7365194.73%

Athens Technical College

800 U.S. Hwy 29 North, Athens, GA - 30601 (706) 355-5000

Athens Technical College is located in Athens, Georgia.  Their nursing department offers an ASN degree and a bridge program, which is an LPN to RN program.  Their LPN to RN program allows the student to graduate in three semesters as opposed to four.

Campus: Athens, GA
Net Price: $6,188.00
Enrollment: 4,563
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $8.85%
Graduation Rate: 28.80%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.727194.54%

Columbus Technical College

928 Manchester Expy, Columbus, GA - 31904-6572 (706) 649-1800

Columbus Technical College is located in Columbus, Georgia.  Their nursing department offers an LPN program, an ADN program and an LPN-ADN program.  Columbus Technical College has agreements with both Columbus State University and Troy University for graduates to attend their RN-BSN programs after graduation.

Campus: Columbus, GA
Net Price: $8,499.00
Enrollment: 3,739
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $31.40%
Graduation Rate: 16.30%
Median Borrowing: 5,280.00%
Median Payment: 55.13%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.7015194.03%

Georgia Perimeter College

3251 Panthersville Rd, Decatur, GA - 30034-3832 (678) 891-2300

Georgia Perimeter College has multiple campuses in Atlanta, Georgia – Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, and Newton.  Nursing is offered at their Clarkson campus.  Perimeter College offers an ASN degree.  Perimeter College is proud to boast that they are the #1 associate-degree-granting institute in Georgia and their students transfer easily to Georgia State and other four-year colleges after graduation.

Campus: Decatur, GA
Net Price: $6,268.00
Enrollment: 21,123
Transfer Out Rate: 14.90%
Loan Default Rate: $14.70
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $30.07%
Graduation Rate: 8.80%
Median Borrowing: 7,067.00%
Median Payment: 73.79%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6765193.53%

West Georgia Technical College

176 Murphy Campus Blvd., Waco, GA - 30182 (770) 537-6000

West Georgia Technical College is located in Waco, Georgia.  They currently offer an LPN program and an RN program.  Their RN programs graduate 70 students per year, 35 in the spring and 35 in the fall.  They currently do not offer an LPN-RN bridge program.

Campus: Waco, GA
Net Price: $4,542.00
Enrollment: 6,915
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-1.37%
Graduation Rate: 17.30%
Median Borrowing: 4,624.00%
Median Payment: 48.28%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.63192.60%

Gwinnett Technical College

5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA - 30043-5702 (770) 962-7580

Gwinnett Technical College is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia.  They offer a variety of options for their students – a traditional ADN program, an LPN-RN bridge program and a paramedic bridge program, which allows paramedics to bridge to their RN degree.

Campus: Lawrenceville, GA
Net Price: $6,152.00
Enrollment: 7,180
Loan Default Rate: $10.90
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-38.17%
Graduation Rate: 18.20%
Median Borrowing: 5,242.00%
Median Payment: 54.73%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 9 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.557191.14%

Middle Georgia State College

100 College Station Drive, Macon, GA - 31206 (478) 471-2700

Middle Georgia State College is located in Macon, Georgia.  Their nursing department offers a BSN program and an RN-BSN Completion Program.  They also have an MSN program, which is a nurse practitioner program and is specific to adult/gerontology acute care.

Campus: Macon, GA
Net Price: $8,565.00
Enrollment: 7,989
Transfer Out Rate: 20.20%
Loan Default Rate: $16.00
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $8.39%
Graduation Rate: 23.50%
Median Borrowing: 9,527.00%
Median Payment: 99.47%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.53190.60%

Bainbridge State College

2500 E Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA - 39819 (866) 825-1715

Bainbridge State College is located in Bainbridge, Georgia.  Their nursing department offers an ADN degree and an advanced placement ADN degree, which allows LPNs to join the program at a later segment.  Bainbridge nursing's philosophy is that, “learning is a partnership between the faculty, the student, and the client.”

Campus: Bainbridge, GA
Net Price: $4,398.00
Enrollment: 2,695
Transfer Out Rate: 8.10%
Loan Default Rate: $28.40
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $39.40%
Graduation Rate: 6.00%
Median Borrowing: 7,175.00%
Median Payment: 74.92%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 11 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.506190.12%

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

2802 Moore Hwy, Tifton, GA - 31793-2601 (229) 391-5001

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is located in Tifton, Georgia.   While their college majors focus primarily on agriculture, wildlife and resource management, they do have an ASN program.  Their ASN program offers a traditional program for students without a nursing license and a bridge program for students holding an LPN license.

Campus: Tifton, GA
Net Price: $9,165.00
Enrollment: 3,394
Transfer Out Rate: 29.40%
Loan Default Rate: $14.40
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $23.87%
Graduation Rate: 15.80%
Median Borrowing: 8,250.00%
Median Payment: 86.14%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 12 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.485189.70%

University of North Georgia

82 College Circle, Dahlonega, GA - 30597 (706) 864-1400
Campus: Dahlonega, GA
Net Price: $12,047.00
Enrollment: 14,851
Transfer Out Rate: 18.70%
Loan Default Rate: $9.20
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $45.95%
Graduation Rate: 52.30%
Median Borrowing: 13,737.00%
Median Payment: 143.43%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 13 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3935187.87%

Southwest Georgia Technical College

15689 US Hwy 19 North, Thomasville, GA - 31792-9960 (229) 225-4096
Campus: Thomasville, GA
Net Price: $2,746.00
Enrollment: 1,546
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-27.37%
Graduation Rate: 32.10%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 14 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.335186.70%

College of Coastal Georgia

One College Drive, Brunswick, GA - 31520-3644 (912) 279-5700

College of Coastal Georgia is located in Brunswick, Georgia.  Their nursing department offers an ASN program, a prelicensure BSN program, which is designed for student without an RN license and an RN to BSN program, designed for students already holding their RN license.

Campus: Brunswick, GA
Net Price: $10,585.00
Enrollment: 2,987
Transfer Out Rate: 16.60%
Loan Default Rate: $20.10
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $67.01%
Graduation Rate: 17.40%
Median Borrowing: 7,584.00%
Median Payment: 79.19%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 15 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.211184.22%

Georgia Highlands College

3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E., Rome, GA - 30161-3897 (800) 332-2406
Campus: Rome, GA
Net Price: $5,665.00
Enrollment: 5,492
Transfer Out Rate: 17.90%
Loan Default Rate: $11.70
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $13.55%
Graduation Rate: 7.70%
Median Borrowing: 5,500.00%
Median Payment: 57.43%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 16 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1915183.83%

Augusta Technical College

3200 Augusta Tech Drive, Augusta, GA - 30906 (706) 771-4000
Campus: Augusta, GA
Net Price: $8,643.00
Enrollment: 4,379
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $58.97%
Graduation Rate: 20.10%
Median Borrowing: 5,114.00%
Median Payment: 53.40%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 17 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.147182.94%

South Georgia State College

100 W College Park Dr, Douglas, GA - 31533 (912) 260-4200
Campus: Douglas, GA
Net Price: $7,272.00
Enrollment: 2,579
Transfer Out Rate: 28.90%
Loan Default Rate: $22.20
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $9.92%
Graduation Rate: 15.00%
Median Borrowing: 7,400.00%
Median Payment: 77.26%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 18 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.121182.42%

Darton State College

2400 Gillionville Rd, Albany, GA - 31707-3098 (229) 317-6000
Campus: Albany, GA
Net Price: $6,614.00
Enrollment: 6,195
Transfer Out Rate: 39.40%
Loan Default Rate: $13.60
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $37.02%
Graduation Rate: 13.50%
Median Borrowing: 8,000.00%
Median Payment: 83.53%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 19 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.0585181.17%

Georgia Northwestern Technical College

One Maurice Culberson Drive, Rome, GA - 30161 (706) 295-6963
Campus: Rome, GA
Net Price: $4,942.00
Enrollment: 6,051
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $13.66%
Graduation Rate: 18.70%
Median Borrowing: 4,000.00%
Median Payment: 41.76%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 20 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4180.00%

Dalton State College

650 College Drive, Dalton, GA - 30720-3797 (706) 272-4436
Campus: Dalton, GA
Net Price: $5,914.00
Enrollment: 5,015
Transfer Out Rate: 12.10%
Loan Default Rate: $20.30
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $56.62%
Graduation Rate: 14.30%
Median Borrowing: 7,250.00%
Median Payment: 75.70%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 21 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3160.00%

Atlanta Technical College

1560 Metropolitan Pky SW, Atlanta, GA - 30310-4446 (404) 225-4400
Campus: Atlanta, GA
Net Price: $2,780.00
Enrollment: 4,859
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-54.00%
Graduation Rate: 23.60%
Median Borrowing: 4,750.00%
Median Payment: 49.60%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 22 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.742154.84%

Bauder College

384 Northyards Blvd., Suite 190, Atlanta, GA - 30313 (404) 237-7573
Campus: Atlanta, GA
Net Price: $19,693.00
Enrollment: 751
Loan Default Rate: $24.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-24.74%
Graduation Rate: 23.90%
Median Borrowing: 13,000.00%
Median Payment: 135.73%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Georgia

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Wiregrass Georgia Technical College N/A Valdosta, GA ADA

LPN to BSN Programs in Georgia

Curriculum is made up of courses that expand your knowledge to give you a better understanding of theoretic and practical knowledge of nursing. There are a number of options available to allow you to complete your RN to BSN degree online which gives nurses an opportunity to work while attending higher education. Research courses facilitate critical thinking with the use of scholarly and analytical skills for advanced clinical practice. Diagnostic reasoning and assessment discoveries helps to empower the nurse to address issues that will influence patients, families, and communities. A registered nurse can complete a BSN in about 18 to 20 months if attending school full time. The length of the clinical practicum is dependent on the program selection but is usually around 12 weeks.

 

Georgia Licensing Requirements

Georgia has strict guidelines that all candidates must follow in order to gain licensure. There are also strict guidelines that must be followed in order to renew a nursing license. As of January 31, 2016, all registered nurses will be require to complete continuing education requirements to meet the needs to the new licensure standards.

RN Licensure by Exam

Before a candidate can register for the NCLEX-RN exam, he/she must initiate a background check using the correct ORI number (GA922931Z). This process can be completed online. When this was completed, the candidate should register for the NCLEX exam through Pearson promptly. The Board can note that this was not done when the application is review and processing may be delayed. Candidates who apply by examination may also complete the application process online. In addition, the following should be submitted:
  • Official transcripts
  • Fingerprinting
  • $40 fee made payable to the state of Georgia
  • $200 fee paid to Pearson Vue for participating in the exam
It is worth noting that candidates must pass the exam within three years after graduation.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Candidates who are licensed in one of the other 50 states are able to apply for licensure through an endorsement. There are some requirements that need to be met:
  • At least three months or 500 hours of work unless graduation occurred in the past four months
  • Application and supplemental material which includes an email address to help track the application
  • $60 fee to apply by endorsement

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Candidates from countries outside of the United States are eligible for licensing but there are additional requirements. They must demonstrate a proficiency in the English language.

Georgia Board of Nursing

214 State Capitol Atlanta, Georgia 30334 404.656.2881

Total Schools: 29

Ranked Schools: 3

Ranked: 1 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4945189.89%

Georgia Regents University

1120 Fifteenth St, Augusta, GA - 30912 (706) 721-0211

Augusta University is located in Augusta, Georgia.  Their College of Nursing offers a traditional BSN program and an RN-BSN program, which is designed for students already holding a RN license.  They also have a master's program and have a clinical nurse leader degree designed for non-nursing bachelor's degrees.

Campus: Augusta, GA
Net Price: $2,323.00
Enrollment: 5,654
Transfer Out Rate: 15.20%
Loan Default Rate: $6.80
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-13.42%
Graduation Rate: 29.00%
Median Borrowing: 15,000.00%
Median Payment: 156.62%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.489189.78%

Middle Georgia State College

100 College Station Drive, Macon, GA - 31206 (478) 471-2700

Middle Georgia State College is located in Macon, Georgia.  Their nursing department offers a BSN program and an RN-BSN Completion Program.  They also have an MSN program, which is a nurse practitioner program and is specific to adult/gerontology acute care.

Campus: Macon, GA
Net Price: $8,565.00
Enrollment: 7,989
Transfer Out Rate: 20.20%
Loan Default Rate: $16.00
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $8.39%
Graduation Rate: 23.50%
Median Borrowing: 9,527.00%
Median Payment: 99.47%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3685187.37%

College of Coastal Georgia

One College Drive, Brunswick, GA - 31520-3644 (912) 279-5700

College of Coastal Georgia is located in Brunswick, Georgia.  Their nursing department offers an ASN program, a prelicensure BSN program, which is designed for student without an RN license and an RN to BSN program, designed for students already holding their RN license.

Campus: Brunswick, GA
Net Price: $10,585.00
Enrollment: 2,987
Transfer Out Rate: 16.60%
Loan Default Rate: $20.10
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $67.01%
Graduation Rate: 17.40%
Median Borrowing: 7,584.00%
Median Payment: 79.19%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Georgia

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A University of West Georgia N/A Carrollton, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE
N/A Valdosta State University N/A Valdosta, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA
N/A Shorter University N/A Rome, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA
N/A Mercer University N/A Macon, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME
N/A LaGrange College N/A Lagrange, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME
N/A Kennesaw State University N/A Kennesaw, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE
N/A Gordon State College N/A Barnesville, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE
N/A Georgia State University N/A Atlanta, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH
N/A Georgia Southern University N/A Statesboro, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH
N/A Georgia Southwestern State University N/A Americus, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH
N/A Emory University N/A Atlanta, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT
N/A South University-Savannah N/A Savannah, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA
N/A Dalton State College N/A Dalton, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA
N/A Columbus State University N/A Columbus, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA
N/A Clayton State University N/A Morrow, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA
N/A Brenau University N/A Gainesville, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA, NASD
N/A Armstrong Atlantic State University N/A Savannah, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA, NASD
N/A Albany State University N/A Albany, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA, NASD
N/A Berry College N/A Mount Berry, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA, NASD
N/A Georgia College and State University N/A Milledgeville, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA, NASD
N/A Piedmont College N/A Demorest, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA, NASD
N/A Thomas University N/A Thomasville, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA, NASD
N/A Wesleyan College N/A Macon, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA, NASD
N/A South University?Savannah Online N/A Savannah, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA, NASD
N/A Chamberlain College of Nursing-Georgia N/A Atlanta, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA, NASD
N/A University of North Georgia N/A Dahlonega, GA ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ACPE - Pharm, APTA, CAATS, ACEN, ABA, COA, LCME, MACTE, ACEND, APA, CELPA, CEPH, ACME, ACPE - Pastoral, JRCERT, AOTA, NASD

Georgia Licensing Requirements

Georgia has strict guidelines that all candidates must follow in order to gain licensure. There are also strict guidelines that must be followed in order to renew a nursing license. As of January 31, 2016, all registered nurses will be require to complete continuing education requirements to meet the needs to the new licensure standards.

RN Licensure by Exam

Before a candidate can register for the NCLEX-RN exam, he/she must initiate a background check using the correct ORI number (GA922931Z). This process can be completed online. When this was completed, the candidate should register for the NCLEX exam through Pearson promptly. The Board can note that this was not done when the application is review and processing may be delayed. Candidates who apply by examination may also complete the application process online. In addition, the following should be submitted:
  • Official transcripts
  • Fingerprinting
  • $40 fee made payable to the state of Georgia
  • $200 fee paid to Pearson Vue for participating in the exam
It is worth noting that candidates must pass the exam within three years after graduation.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Candidates who are licensed in one of the other 50 states are able to apply for licensure through an endorsement. There are some requirements that need to be met:
  • At least three months or 500 hours of work unless graduation occurred in the past four months
  • Application and supplemental material which includes an email address to help track the application
  • $60 fee to apply by endorsement

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Candidates from countries outside of the United States are eligible for licensing but there are additional requirements. They must demonstrate a proficiency in the English language.

Georgia Board of Nursing

214 State Capitol Atlanta, Georgia 30334 404.656.2881

Georgia LPN Jobs by City

Georgia RN Job Outlook

Georgia offers one of the highest rates of RN employment in the United States. When you earn your Bachelor’s in nursing degree in Georgia, you will position yourself as a leader. This will help nurses prepare for challenges in their expanding roles in healthcare by pursuing higher education beyond the hospital.

Georgia Registered Nursing Salaries

The Atlanta-Sandy-Springs-Marietta, Georgia metropolitan area has the highest annual median wage as well as the largest amount of employees.
Area name Employment Hourly median wage Annual median wage
Albany, GA 1,250 $28.75 $59,800
Athens-Clarke County, GA 1,990 $28.94 $60,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 36,370 $31.79 $66,120
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 5,860 $31.16 $64,810
Brunswick, GA 810 $27.05 $56,260
Columbus, GA-AL 2,310 $28.18 $58,620
Dalton, GA 780 $24.78 $51,540
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 230 $31.26 $65,010
Macon, GA 2,060 $28.51 $59,290
Rome, GA 1,650 $26.83 $55,800
Savannah, GA 2,820 $28.82 $59,950
Valdosta, GA 1,100 $25.31 $52,650
Warner Robins, GA 760 $27.28 $56,730
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 1,770 $28.04 $58,320
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 2,380 $27.23 $56,640
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 1,730 $26.61 $55,360
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 3,090 $25.50 $53,030
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data