GA Schools of Nursing and Resources for Student Nurses

Find Accredited Nursing Schools in Georgia and Degree Programs for LPNs, RNs and APNs

Georgia has been singled out among a handful of states for its very low ratio of nurses in comparison to the overall population of the state. Because of this dubious honor the state General Assembly has bandied back and forth various adjustments to the Nurse Practice Act, including often-controversial changes to include more equitable licensure requirements for nurses graduating from “nontraditional” schools of nursing programs. The strategies are intended to stabilize nursing education requirements without sacrificing the quality of an RN license as well as grease the pathway to a nursing career.

For prospective nursing students all this eagerness to attract new nurses is good news. You’ll see that the list of accredited nursing schools in Georgia, below, includes over 3 dozen institutions, from small community colleges to major medical universities. Atlanta, Columbus, and Augusta offer more metro environments where you can find almost any kind of nursing practice specialty and plenty of jobs.

GA Board of Nursing Resources

The Georgia Board of Nursing is a go-to resource for RNs and LPNs and provides up to date information on the following:

  • Exam and licensure information
  • License renewal
  • GA continuing education requirements
  • Complaint and Disciplinary information
  • Approved GA nursing schools
  • NCLEX annual results
  • and much more

Student Nurse Loan Repayment Programs

A number of service cancelable loan programs are available to nursing students through GACollege411:

  • The Allied Health Career Program is open to a wide array of healthcare professional, including LPNs, RNs and Nurse Anesthetists. This is a service cancelable loan, which means you may be eligible for loan forgiveness in exchange for work in a state designated underserved facility, usually rural.
  • The Northeast Georgia Health System Service Cancelable Loan Program provides incentives for nursing students to work in rural areas of northeast GA where deep shortages are being felt. Earn up to $4500 annually in loan forgiveness.
  • Georgia Nurse Faculty Service Cancelable Program aims to appeal to nursing students considering entering the field as Nurse Educators. These professionals are some of the most in-demand. Earn up to $10,000 when you enroll in a Masters or Doctoral level Nurse Educator program AND agree to teach in a designated state nursing school.
  • The Intellectual Capital Partnership Program provides up to $7500 in loan repayment for eligible nurses willing to work in a medically underserved facility in the state.

List of Accredited Campus-Based Schools of Nursing in Georgia

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
  • Albany State University
  • Armstrong Atlantic University
  • Athens Technical College
  • Augusta State University
  • Augusta Technical College
  • Brenau University
  • Clayton State University
  • Coastal Georgia Community College
  • Columbus State University
  • Columbus Technical College
  • Dalton State College
  • Darton College
  • Emory University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Highlands College
  • Georgia Perimeter College
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gordon College
  • Kennesaw State University
  • LaGrange College
  • Macon State College
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • Mercer University
  • Middle Georgia College
  • North Georgia College and State University
  • Northwestern Technical College
  • Piedmont College
  • Savannah Technical College
  • South Georgia College
  • Southwest Georgia Technical College
  • Thomas University
  • University of West Georgia
  • Valdosta State University
  • West Central Technical College

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