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Nurse Practitioner in Georgia

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Schools Offering Nurse Practitioning Programs in Georgia

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Georgia students graduate with degrees in nurse practitioning. Thus, Georgia's 11 nurse practitioner schools put out approximately 223 nurse practitioners each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia with a nurse practitioner program is Emory University, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. 77 students graduated with a degree in nurse practitioner from Emory University in 2010. Emory University charged in-state students $39,158 in tuition fees per year.

Georgia State University, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a nurse practitioner program. It is located in Atlanta. Students at Georgia State University paid $8,698 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Georgia that has a nurse practitioner program is Mercer University. Mercer University, which was ranked 34th in the country in 2010, is located in Macon. In 2010, Mercer University graduated 19 students from its nurse practitioner programs. Students at Mercer University paid $30,560 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Georgia nurse practitioner school, average tuition will be $13,172 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,042 per year to $39,158 per year. The Georgia nurse practitioner schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  3. Brenau University - located in Gainesville, students are charged $20,130 per year

The following Georgia nurse practitioner schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Kennesaw State University - located in Kennesaw, students are charged $5,042 per year
  2. North Georgia College & State University - located in Dahlonega, students are charged $5,194 per year
  3. Georgia Southern University - located in Statesboro, students are charged $5,340 per year

A nurse practitioner degree from a Georgia school... what next?

A large number of Georgia nurse practitioner graduates become nurse practitioners. If you decide to work as a nurse practitioner in Georgia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,740 Georgia nurse practitioners as of 2010. The largest populations of Georgia nurse practitioners are working in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 1,600 nurse practitioners

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of nurse practitioners in the state of Georgia will shrink to 2,020. This would require a -4% decline in the profession.


On average, nurse practitioners earn $98,580 per year. However, Georgia nurse practitioners earned anywhere in the range from as less than $65,210 per year to more than $134,690 per year in 2010. The following counties in Georgia have the highest average salaries for nurse practitioners:

  1. Barrow County - $99,570 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in nurse practitioning and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse anesthetist or MSN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Master's Degree in Nurse Practitioning in Georgia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 1,740 $98,580

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