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Georgia RN Programs

RN Programs in Georgia

For someone who has a passion for caring for others and a naturally selfless attitude, registered nursing may be the perfect career. Many students choose to go through RN programs in Georgia because of the vast array of options the state has to offer.

With so many RN programs in Georgia to choose from, it may be a struggle to pick the right one. Some schools will only offer an associate's level degree, but others will go as high as a master's. More education does lead to more expenses upfront, but it could significantly improve an individual pay in the end.

Becoming an RN by Examination in Georgia

A graduate of a traditional nursing education program can become an RN by examination if he or she:

  • Submits a completed application with the appropriate fee
  • Completes the information and forms needed to submit the results of a fingerprint record check
  • Submits any additional information requested by the board to establish eligibility

A graduate of a non-traditional nursing education program can become an RN by examination if he or she:

  • Submits a completed application with the appropriate fee
  • Completes the information and forms needed to submit the results of a fingerprint record check
  • Submits any additional information requested by the board to establish eligibility

Becoming an RN by Endorsement in Georgia

In order to become an RN by endorsement, an individual must:

    Have graduated from a state-approved RN program

  • Have passed the NCLEX, an earlier series of the NCLEX, or licensing examinations administered by the Board of Nursing of another state or territory of the US before 1951, as long as the scores qualified the nurse to become licensed
  • Be currently licensed as an RN in another NCLEX-RN jurisdiction
  • Have the boards of his or her original and current licensure submit verification to the Georgia Board of Nursing
  • Submit a completed application and pay the required fee

Renewing a License

If an individual wants to renew his or her RN license in Georgia, he or she must:

  • Complete and submit the renewal application
  • Submit the required fee
  • Additional Resources

    On-Campus & Online RN Schools

    The Best RN Schools in Georgia

    By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Georgia residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Georgia Board of Nursing.

    Why Online RN Classes?

    Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

    Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

    Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

    Georgia RN Resources on NurseGroups.com

    Georgia State Board of Licensed Practical Nurses
    237 Coliseum Drive
    Macon, GA 31217-3858
    Phone: (478) 207-1640
    Fax: (478) 207-1633

    Georgia Board of Nursing
    237 Coliseum Drive
    Macon, GA 31217-3858
    Phone: (478) 207-1640
    Fax: (478) 207-1660

    Georgia Nurses Association

    Other GA Schools with RN Programs

    South Georgia College
    100 West College Park Dr.
    Douglas, Georgia 31533
    Southwest Georgia Technical College
    15689 US Highway 19 North
    Thomasville, Georgia 31792
    University of West Georgia
    1601 Maple St.
    Carrollton, Georgia 30118
    Valdosta State University
    1500 N Patterson
    Valdosta, Georgia 31698
    West Central Technical College
    176 Murphy Campus Blvd.
    Waco, Georgia 30182

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