The nursing field continues to evolve with medical technology and healthcare reforms that change the influences it has on health and wellness. Nurses who wish to help influence the challenges of modern nursing care can add to their knowledge easily. Now is a better time than ever to pursue nursing programs to help fill gaps in clinical and academic settings through higher education. You can complete a program online, on campus, or a combination of both. It is best to seek out multiple nursing schools in Georgia to ensure you find the program that best fits your needs.

In our Georgia RN program guide, find rankings for both ADN and BSN Degree programs, tuition costs, NCLEX passing rates, and more. Research key Georgia RN Program information to help you compare program metrics and to apply to best RN program for your career in nursing.

In the State of Georgia, nurses are helping to change the face of healthcare. To ensure that they have the best education and preparation for future health care challenges, registered nurses need to graduate from a state-approved associate's degree in nursing program or a BSN degree program.

Nurses who graduate from an RN program can obtain certification in over 100 nursing specialties, go on to earn an RN to BSN or RN to MSN degree.

BSN degree holders have options to earn an Advance Practice Register Nursing (APRN) degree and become a Nurse Practitioner (NP), or earn an advanced degree for a career in any number of nursing leadership roles such Nurse Educator or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Georgia RN Program Comparisons: ADN vs BSN

Compare RN Programs ADN BSN
Number of Nursing Programs 21 32
Average NCLEX Passing Rate 87.25% 87.86%
NCLEX Passing Rate Range 59.02% to 97.56% 72.34% to 95.99%
Average Net Price $6,369.38 $14,347.41
Average Net Price Range $462.00 to $12,673.00 $2,323.00 to $27,412.00
Average Student Loan $7,197.37 $15,793.63
Average Student Loan Range $1,927.00 to $25,006.00 $5,500.00 to $25,563.00
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Best Ranked RN Programs in Georgia

Best Ranked RN Programs in GeorgiaTo help nursing students in their search for a top RN program, the education experts at RNCareers.org publish their annual findings of the best nursing schools for both Georgia and the country. Schools ranked on our list have proven their ability to educate highly competent nurses.

To create our rankings, we evaluated 19 ADN degree programs and 24 BSN degree programs in Georgia. We obtained each institution’s first-time NCLEX-RN passing rates, the number of students taking the test, the program nursing accreditation and more. We then compared the results against other nursing programs in Georgia to provide our state rankings. View our methodology


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100.00 ADN College of Coastal Georgia 1 1 Brunswick

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.

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98.33 ADN Wiregrass Georgia Technical College 2 21 Valdosta Public Campus ACEN See School Details
98.20 ADN Chattahoochee Technical College 3 23 Marietta

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.

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96.51 ADN Gordon State College 4 58 Barnesville

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.

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96.30 ADN Gwinnett Technical College 5 63 Lawrenceville

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.

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95.97 ADN Albany Technical College 6 69 Albany

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.

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94.29 ADN Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 7 129 Tifton

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.

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93.38 ADN Middle Georgia State College 8 163 Macon

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.

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93.14 ADN South Georgia State College 9 173 Douglas Public Campus ACEN See School Details
91.96 ADN Augusta Technical College 10 218 Augusta Public Campus See School Details
91.62 ADN Georgia Highlands College 11 236 Rome Public Campus, Online ACEN See School Details
90.00 ADN Columbus Technical College 12 296 Columbus

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.

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87.83 ADN Dalton State College 13 374 Dalton Public Campus ACEN See School Details
86.10 ADN Athens Technical College 15 444 Athens

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.

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83.78 ADN Albany State University 16 517 Albany Public Campus, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
78.67 ADN Georgia Northwestern Technical College 18 617 Rome Public Campus ACEN See School Details
75.13 ADN West Georgia Technical College 19 658 Waco

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.

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72.13 ADN Atlanta Technical College 20 682 Atlanta Public Campus See School Details
97.47 BSN Kennesaw State University 1 29 Kennesaw Public Campus, Hybrid ACEN, CCNE See School Details
97.34 BSN Georgia College & State University 2 32 Milledgeville Public Hybrid, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
96.96 BSN College of Coastal Georgia 3 43 Brunswick

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.

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96.20 BSN Emory University 4 63 Atlanta Private Not-For-Profit Campus, Hybrid ACEN, CCNE See School Details
93.90 BSN Piedmont College 5 138 Demorest Private Not-For-Profit Campus See School Details
91.43 BSN LaGrange College 6 231 Lagrange Private Not-For-Profit Campus, Online See School Details
90.76 BSN Wesleyan College 7 247 Macon Private Not-For-Profit Campus CCNE See School Details
90.74 BSN Mercer University 8 248 Macon Private Not-For-Profit Campus, Online See School Details
90.69 BSN Berry College 9 250 Mount Berry Private Not-For-Profit Campus CCNE See School Details
90.58 BSN Middle Georgia State College 10 255 Macon

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.

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90.47 BSN Clayton State University 11 261 Morrow Public Campus, Online CCNE See School Details
90.28 BSN Georgia Southwestern State University 12 264 Americus Public Campus, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
89.90 BSN University of North Georgia 13 271 Dahlonega Public Campus, Online See School Details
88.68 BSN Columbus State University 14 302 Columbus Public Campus, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
88.10 BSN Brenau University 15 320 Gainesville Private Not-For-Profit Campus, Hybrid, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
87.86 BSN University of West Georgia 16 327 Carrollton Public Campus, Online CCNE See School Details
87.31 BSN Valdosta State University 17 339 Valdosta Public Campus, Hybrid ACEN, CCNE See School Details
86.96 BSN Georgia Regents University 18 349 Augusta

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.

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86.50 BSN Chamberlain College of Nursing-Georgia 19 366 Atlanta Private For-Profit Campus See School Details
84.49 BSN Georgia State University 20 405 Atlanta Public Campus, Hybrid ACEN, CCNE See School Details
83.80 BSN Georgia Southern University 21 418 Statesboro Public Campus, Hybrid, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
83.47 BSN Albany State University 22 427 Albany Public Campus, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
83.39 BSN Armstrong Atlantic State University 23 430 Savannah Public Campus, Online See School Details
78.96 BSN Shorter University 24 482 Rome Private Not-For-Profit Campus CCNE See School Details