Georgia boasts of being a top recruiter of Nurses in the country and also a state with huge demand for Nurse professionals.

Diverse nursing programs are being offered in the state that you can choose from to move up the ladder in your career as an aspiring nurse, graduate, or post-graduate nurse.

Asides from this, there is an extensive list of the various institutions offering these programs. This article is tailored to share some of the BEST NURSING SCHOOLS IN GEORGIA to enroll in your Nursing program.

What others are Reading

How To Renew Nursing And Midwifery License In Nigeria
WCEA Online Renewal
Nmcn Online Verification
Apply ForProfessional Update form

Change Of Name With Nursing Council Of Nigeria

Re-Issuance Of Lost of License/License Renewal

Why should you consider enrolling in any of these top nursing schools in the state?

There are great benefits attached to studying in the best institution which are a higher quality of education, high employability rate, presence of state-of-the-art facilities, and so on.

These schools are selected according to different rankings of reputable organizations in the country, the reputation of the institution, tuition, and NCLEX Pass Rate



The following are some of the best nursing schools in Georgia.

  1. Emory University
  2. Augusta University
  3. Mercer University
  4. Brenau University
  5. Albany State University
  6. Clayton State University
  7. Georgia College & State University
  8. Georgia Southern University
  9. Georgia State University
  10. Kennesaw State University


Emory University

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University “produces nurse leaders who are transforming healthcare through science, education, practice, and policy.” (Emory University website)

Emory University has been ranked consistently among the top ten graduate nursing schools by U.S. News & World Report, including some of her highly-rated specialty programs.

It offers a wide variety of programs varying from Bachelor’s degree programs, accelerated programs, Masters’s programs, Doctoral programs, and continuing education program

Annual Tuition: $53,070 for full-time undergraduates

NCLEX Pass Rate: 96.26%


Augusta University

The College of Nursing, Augusta University provides “leadership through excellence and innovative nursing education, research, practice and service in diverse environments, promoting health, healing, and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in any healthcare setting.”

With various Bachelor of Science in Nursing program tracks to choose from your degree programs, the institution also offers graduate programs in Master of Science in Nursing, Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing, Post-Graduate Certificate programs in different specialties.

Annual Tuition: $8,648

NCLEX Pass Rate: 86.60%


Mercer University

The Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, Mercer University is a private institution whose mission is “to excel in teaching, scholarship, leadership, practice, research, and service, while embracing the core values of the College.” (Georgia Baptist College of Nursing website)

The College is vibrant in providing innovative pathways in the courses being offered which include BSN, MSN, DNP, Ph.D., Post-Master’s Certificates, and Pre-Nursing programs.

Tuition: $11,190 per semester

NCLEX Pass Rate: 93%


Brenau University

Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing at Brenau University’s mission “is to prepare professional nurse leaders by challenging students to be globally aware, embrace lifelong learning, enhance health and be extraordinary practitioners of the art and science of nursing.” (Brenau University website)

The institution offers different pathways for Bachelor of Science in Nursing for undergraduates and transfer students, the Pre-Nursing programs are for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the BSN programs. Graduate programs include Master of Science in Nursing, DNP, and Post-Master’s certificate programs in various specialties.

NCLEX Pass Rate: 81%


Albany State University

The Department of Nursing at Darton College Of Health Professions, Albany State University is one of the top-rated nursing institutions in the state.

The institution calls itself a “one-stop-shop” for your nursing education programs due to an expansive variety of programs offered which are the Nursing Associate Degree program for healthcare professionals, BSN program, RN-BSN program for registered nurses desiring to further their education, and MSN programs for graduates.

NCLEX Pass Rate: 85%


Clayton State University

Established in 1969, the School of Nursing at Clayton State University “is committed to providing comprehensive nursing education to residents from a diverse range of ethnic, socioeconomic, experiential, and geographical backgrounds.” (Clayton State University website)

The academic courses offered include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), RN Completion Program (RN-BSN), and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

NCLEX Pass Rate: 90%


Georgia College & State University

Georgia College & State University is a public liberal arts institution that takes pride in having some of the top nursing programs in Georgia.

These programs include the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, Master’s program for Family Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Educators, Midwives, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse, etc; DNP programs, and Post-Master’s certificate programs.

Annual Tuition: $7,508

NCLEX Pass Rate: 95.56%


Georgia Southern University

Rated as one of the best institutions offering Nursing programs in the state, the school of Nursing at Waters College Of Health Professions, Georgia Southern University offers a wide range of Nursing programs.

The school of Nursing offers various tracks of the BSN program- accelerated, traditional, RN-BSN, LPN/LVN-BSN.
The institution also offers MSN and DNP programs with different tracks and in various specialties.

Annual Tuition: $5,464

NCLEX Pass Rate: 75.56%


Georgia State University

The school of Nursing at Georgia State University “champions diversity and nurtures individual student success while providing a rigorous but accessible education that prepares you for the nursing workplace, academia, and leadership as you progress throughout your career.”

Courses offered include; Undergraduate-BSN, Masters, and Doctorate programs with various tracks and in different specialties.

Annual Tuition: $8,948

NCLEX Pass Rate: 88.97%


Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University is among the 50 largest public universities in the state.

The Wellstar School of Nursing offers Traditional and Accelerated BSN programs for aspiring Nurses, Master of Science in Nursing (Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, and Family Nurse Practitioners) program.

The institution “endeavors to provide state-of-the-art nursing education to meet local, national, and global healthcare needs.”

Annual Tuition: $7,432

NCLEX Pass Rate: 95.16%


This article is written by Mayowa Racheal Popoola, Nurse, Nurse-Writer


Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Georgia (2021).

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Georgia (2022). US News and World report.


Abdullahi Suleiman a Certified Registered Nurse based in Nigeria, an Entrepreneur and Also a Blogger, passionate about Community Development and Cosmetic Nursing

Leave A Reply