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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Georgia

Each year, approximately 1.5% of Georgia graduates receive degrees in nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 3,768 registered nurses graduate from Georgia's 38 RN schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia that has a RN program is Emory University. Emory University, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Atlanta. 108 students graduated with a degree in RN from Emory University in 2010. Students at Emory University paid $39,158 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Georgia with a RN program is Georgia State University, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 32nd nationwide. 157 students graduated with degree in RN from Georgia State University in 2010. Georgia State University charged in-state students $8,698 in tuition fees per year.

Mercer University, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a RN program. It is located in Macon. In 2010, Mercer University graduated 126 students from its RN programs. Mercer University charged in-state students $30,560 in tuition fees per year.


Rn schools in Georgia, charge students an average tuition of $7,577 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $39,158 per year, or as little as $1,863 per year. In 2010, the RN schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Georgia 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. Berry College - located in Mount Berry, students are charged $24,620 per year

The following Georgia RN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Georgia Highlands College - located in Rome, students are charged $2,237 per year
  3. Georgia Northwestern Technical College - located in Rome, students are charged $2,268 per year

A RN degree from a Georgia school... what next?

Most people who graduate from RN school in Georgia go on to work as a registered nurse. Georgia had 65,390 registered nurses in 2010. In Georgia, the largest numbers of registered nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 33,790 registered nurses
  2. Burke County - 5,070 registered nurses
  3. Bryan County - 3,520 registered nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of registered nurses is expected to grow by 35% by 2018. There are projected to be 90,440 registered nurses working in the Georgia then.


A registered nurse in Georgia earns $61,670 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. registered nurses in Georgia had varying salaries from $37,100 to $85,080 per year in 2010. The following counties in Georgia have the highest average salaries for registered nurses:

  1. Burke County - $65,340 per year
  2. Hall County - $64,160 per year
  3. Barrow County - $64,090 per year

A registered nurse in the following counties in Georgia make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Brantley County - $52,670 per year
  2. Brooks County - $53,270 per year
  3. Appling County - $53,810 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Georgia and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Georgia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 65,390 $61,670 9.5%

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