BSN Programs in Georgia


There are just under 20 different nursing schools in Georgia that are in our database and have Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing programs, with a total of 18 universities with BSN programs.

Atlanta is a major airport hub, and also home to the most nurses in the state.

Below are some featured online BSN or BS of healthcare programs, which you can get in touch with directly by clicking the “MORE INFO” button. These programs are currently accepting applicants and are 100% online. Following our featured list is the entire list of all nursing schools in Georgia.

Full List of BSN Programs in Georgia

Featured BSN programs accepting Georgia applicants
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Campus-based programs in Georgia

Albany State University
504 College Dr, Albany, GA 31705
Prior to submitting an application to the nursing department for the generic BSN, students must have taken at least 31 credit hours of the university core curriculum. Such include anatomy, physiology, English, science, microbiology among others. These must be completed with an overall GPA of 2.7 or better and with a grade of “C” or higher. Students must also take the university’s standardized entrance exams.

Unlike in other nursing schools, Albany nursing program has some general education courses taken along with the major nursing courses even at junior and senior level. The program takes 9 semesters to complete: 8 regular and 1 summer semester. The university honors program is open to enrich the experiences of bright students. Students enjoy scholarship opportunities and extracurricular activities while in the honors program.

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Armstrong Atlantic State University

11935 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31419

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree has a curriculum designed to prepare entry-level students take the NLCEX-RN exam.  Students must first be admitted in the university and take core curriculum courses equivalent to 54 credit hours. Such courses must have an average GPA of 3.0 or better. The nursing program is a very competitive and is a limited access program hence a 2nd application to the department of nursing must be submitted after completion of the above mentioned credits. Selection of students to the major is based on nursing prerequisite GPA, an entrance exam (reading and writing), TEAS scores and total number of credits taken from the university catalog. Admissions occur twice annually for fall and spring semesters. The university also runs the Rho Si chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.

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Brenau University

500 Washington St, S. East Gainesville, GA 30501

The traditional pre-licensure BSN program has full time and part time study plans to cater for the needs of working undergraduate students. It is offered at the Gainesville campus after the merging of the university and Hall School of nursing. It is offered in two options: a full time option is offered at the Women’s college while a part time option is offered at the Weekend/evening College. Interested students must first complete university core courses and pre-nursing courses prior to applying to the major. Admission into the major is competitive and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 on all nursing core courses and prior college work. It is a competitive nursing major designed to be completed in 5 semesters of 2 years: 4 regular and a summer session. Total completion period for students admitted as freshman is four years.

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Clayton State University

2000 Clayton State Blvd, Morrow, GA 30260

Admission in the BSN nursing is separate from admission into the university for lower division courses. Clayton has a lower division program whereby students take prerequisites and university core courses. Completion of these courses does not guarantee students admission into the nursing major. However, freshmen students who qualify for the university honors programs are guaranteed a spot in the nursing major if they meet the minimum requirements of admission in the school of nursing. University core curriculum must be completed with an overall GPA of 2.5 to be eligible for the major in addition to taking TEAS pre-entrance exam. New students are admitted in two annual cohorts in fall and spring. For students who wish to increase their employability, the university offers an option for double majors in the BSN and Health Care Management.

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Columbus State University

4225 University Ave, Columbus, GA 31907

General admission to the university and taking the general degree requirements is the first step towards applying for the basic nursing baccalaureate degree. Students admitted in the university complete courses in all the 5 areas A-E of general university courses. These categories include social sciences, math/technology/science, humanities/arts/ethics, essential skills and institutional options. All general education courses required for a nursing degree are used to calculate the overall GPA which must not fall below 2.75. Students with a maximum of 9 credit hours pending can still apply to the nursing department and take the outstanding credits after acceptance in the program. This is a limited access program and accepts students once annually for the fall semester start date. There are two slots for ROTC scholarships reserved for the BSN class.

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Emory University

1520 NE. Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322

The Bachelor of nursing science at Emory extends over 4 years and is divided into two parts. Part one of the program is designed for high school graduates to complete general education courses preferably at Emory and Oxford College though courses from accredited colleges will be accepted.  Part two comprises of nursing and clinical courses and all students who meet admission requirements for the school of nursing are guaranteed progression. TEAS scores and minimum GPA of 3.0 are required to determine progression into the major. The major starts every fall semester.

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Georgia College and State University

231 Hancock St, Milledgeville, GA 31061

Students interested in the basic nursing degree program must first apply to the university and be accepted on a pre-nursing status. Pre-nursing status does not guarantee students a place in the major hence a supplemental application is needed. During this program, students take liberal arts and general education courses. Admission to the 2 year nursing major program is limited and very competitive. Admission criteria are based on GPA from earlier courses (minimum of 2.75), SAT/ACT scores, TEAS scores and Regents admission exam. The school of nursing has a Pre-nursing Residential Learning Community program designed for interested freshmen. Student who complete this program are unlike other students guaranteed of a spot in the major provided they remain active members and complete their pre-nursing courses with a grade “C” or better.

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Georgia Health Sciences University

1120 St. Sebastian Way, Augusta, GA 30912

GHSU offers only an upper division program of the nursing bachelors degree. This means that students have no option of completing lower division degree requirements onsite at the university. Instead, all students seeking the BSN must complete pre-nursing courses in accredited colleges of their choice. Nearing the end of the sophomore year, students can apply for transfer admission to GHSU. Applicants must have attained a minimum GPA of 2.80 for pre-nursing courses eligible for transfer in addition to submitting SAT-480/ACT 18 scores and a personal statement. Volunteer experience working as a shadow of a registered nurses is a plus during selection. There are numerous nursing scholarship programs available which are facilitated by the college of nursing.

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Georgia Southern University

1332 Southern Dr, Statesboro, GA 30458

Choosing BSN degree training at Georgia Southern University offers you a chance to study in one of the most scenic universities in the country. Freshmen need to be admitted first in the university and then to the school of nursing. General admission into the university is meant for students to complete prerequisite nursing courses required for the major. Such course categories include social sciences, essential skill, math/science/technology, humanities/ethics and institutional options. These must be completed with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. If this requirement is met, students can apply for the Admission Assessment exam (A2). The applications are exclusively done and submitted online together with a standardized essay for the fall and spring admission cycles. Bright students can take the challenge and apply for university honors program.

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Georgia Southwestern State University

800 University Dr, Americus, GA 31709

The traditional BSN is one of the 4 ways in which students can earn a bachelor degree at GSSU. This NLNAC accredited program is designed for both freshmen and transfer students. Freshmen are first admitted in the university to fulfill the general requirements for nursing courses. Completion of these courses does not guarantee students admission in the nursing program. To be eligible for the next two years of the professional program, students must earn an overall GPA of 2.8 on prerequisites courses taken in the first 2 years. TEAS exam scores, a personal interview, patterns of course withdrawals and grades of science courses also form part of the selection process. Students may be given full admission if all criteria is met or conditional acceptance if all admission requirements are not met. There is a special Guaranteed Acceptance Program designed for select high school graduates interested in the BSN. This program allows students with exceptional GPA, ACT/SAT to obtain acceptance in the BSN just before graduating. Applications for this consideration are open for fall semester while the regular track accepts new student every fall and spring semesters.

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Georgia State University

141 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta GA 30302

Right at the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University offers students an urban and research based setting to complete a traditional BS with a major in nursing. This program is subdivided into phases. In the first phase, general admission into the university is required for which students are admitted to complete program prerequisites. If these are completed with an average GPA of 2.8, students can proceed to make another application to the school of nursing. TEAS pre-admission scores and TOEFL are also required during selection if students are not native English speakers in the case of the latter. New students are accepted in the 3-years full time professional phase for fall and spring admission cycles. Academically talented can enjoy numerous benefits if they apply and get accepted in the honors college.

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Kennesaw State University

100 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144

During admission into the university as a freshman, students must declare their interest in the nursing BSN major. This enables students to take the correct general educations required for the nursing degree. The nursing program requires a supplemental application separate from the university admission. To be eligible for the second application, at least 7 out of the 12 pre-nursing courses must have been completed with an overall GPA of 2.7 or better. A TEAS pre-admission test must also be taken to facilitate selection. Classes for the major start every fall and spring semesters and take 5 semesters to complete: 4 regular and 1 summer semester. Extraordinarily bright students can seek membership into the university honors program.

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LaGrange College

601 Broad St, LaGrange, GA 30240

With its affiliation to the united Methodist Church, the university promotes spirituality nurturing in all its activities. Its 4 year BSN program accepts students once every fall semester for a 4 year progression plan. The plan has two parts whereby the first one is admission into the university to take general university and non-nursing support courses. The freshman and sophomore years are exclusively reserved for these courses. The second part is the nursing major course sequence designed for students who have satisfactorily met the BSN admission criteria. The entire program is designed to take 8 regular semester and 4 short summer sessions for completion of elective courses. Interested and excelling students can apply for induction at the Phi Theta chapter of Sigma Theta Tau honor society.

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Macon State College-Macon

100 College Station DR, Macon, GA 31206

Only students who start at Macon as freshmen are eligible for the traditional nursing BS degree. Following the fall freshman admission at Macon, students take core courses from the pre-licensure curriculum. By the end of this section of the program, students must have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5 on all college work and 3.0 GPA on all courses of the nursing curriculum. The program has limited access and admission is selective and competitive. The Regents test in addition to the TEAS test is required prior to making an application for the major. Clinical and practical courses are reserved for the third and fourth years. Following completion of all degree requirements, students also become eligible to take the NLCEX-RN exam to become registered nurses.

Mercer University

3001 Mercer University Dr, Atlanta, GA 30341

A 4-year pre-licensure track of the Bachelor of nursing science is offered at the Cecil B campus-Atlanta. The track comprises of 8 semesters divided into two parts: the prerequisites courses phase and the professional nursing phase.  This is one of the few programs where students do not need separate application for the university and the school of nursing. During the pre-nursing period, students take liberal arts and major support courses. Each course is considered complete if the respective ATI test for the course is completed. After completing this package of about 57 credit hours, students can proceed to take the next 64 credits in nursing courses. The college will start offering nursing courses at their Macon campus by 2013. New students for the pre-licensure track are admitted once annually for classes starting fall semester.

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Piedmont College

165 Central Ave, Demorest, GA 30535

The undergraduate nursing bachelors program at Piedmont is one of the only two nursing programs offered by the school of nursing. This pre-licensure track is designed to take 4-academic years. The freshman and sophomore years have a curriculum comprised of general education courses that serve as a foundation for the nursing clinical courses.  Clinical courses are reserved for the junior and senior years. Focus is geared towards community health issues. The program is offered at the Demorest campus and has fall, summer and spring admission cycles.

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Shorter University

20 Riverbend Mall, Rome, GA 30161

Shorter university has a baccalaureate degree nursing program designed to prepare students for initial licensure as registered nurses. Students considering taking a nursing major should enroll at Shorter University for prerequisite courses. Students enrolled at Shorter for pre-nursing courses will be given preference over transfer students during selection for the nursing major. Admission to the BSN major is selective, limited and competitive and is based on the number of credits taken at Shorter, overall GPA and GPA of English, Math and Biology courses. The overall GPA needs to be 2.8 or better. There is an only one admission cycle for classes beginning fall semester. Between the junior and senior years, students must attend a mandatory 4-week Study Abroad program which is a requirement for graduation.

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University of West Georgia

1601 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30118

The university offers the BSN pre-licensure program at two campuses: main campus at Carrollton and the Newnan campus. Freshman students are admitted every summer semester to complete prerequisite nursing coursework in 6 areas of general university courses. A second application for the major should be done if students have attained an overall GPA of 2.75 or better on the first batch of courses. Selection is competitive and depends on GPA scores, number of courses taken at the university and residency in Coweta County. The program at Carrollton takes 6 semesters of full time study to complete while the Newnan campus takes 8 semesters with options of part time study. Academically bright students can apply for induction in the Pi Nu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.

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Valdosta State University

1500 N. Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698

Students wishing to pursue the BS in nursing degree at the university must first get admitted in the university to take the BSN core curriculum. Students must complete all prerequisites courses with a minimum GPA of 2.8 to be eligible to apply for the nursing program. TEAS test scores at or above the national average are also required during selection. In total, the program takes 4 years to complete for those who start as freshmen at Valdosta: 2 years for the 60-credit core curriculum and 2 years for the 60 credit nursing curriculum.

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