Georgia is a State of different environments of foothills, large and small towns and coastal beaches. The phenomenal rise in old age population has led to great demand of medical nurses but like other states of America, Georgia is also facing acute shortage of nurses. These reasons have accrued double benefits to a nursing student.
Firstly, they immediately get the career opportunities once they complete their nursing education and secondly to lure new nurses the state has approved many financial concessions and funding for the students.
Most of the registered nurses work in long term care units, hospitals, hospice centers, ambulatory surgical centers and for HMO’s.
There are various nursing courses offered to students and working professional by nursing schools, technical education centers, long term care units and community colleges. Even online distance education is also available for the people who are working or have family commitments.
Georgia Nursing Degree Programs
- Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BSN), for LPN which is 4 year program.
- Associates of Nursing (ADN) is 2 to 3 years for LPN to RN
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing for LVN
- · Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing for LPN
- Master of Science in Nursing for RN
- Master of Science in Nursing from BSN
- Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BSN) for Diploma/Foreign Trained RN
- Ph.D. Level degrees such as Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science
The nursing student can enquire from a high school counselor or a financial aid officer at a vocational program, college, or university for the eligibility to receive the state approved financial assistance for their training program. The financial benefits such as scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans and other facilities are also offered to students, minority, disable and older students.