The state of Georgia is facing steady rise in ageing population, general population, and baby bloomers, who need constant service of greater nursing professionals to offer better health care. But, similar to other states of US, this state is also facing acute shortage of nurses and nurse educators. The shortages have also lead to better easy job opportunities with attractive salary.
The average salary for a registered nurse (RN) in Georgia is $80,000 per year, which is also 8% higher than the national average earning of RNs. It is also worth noting that this salary has risen by approximately 4% over the past 2 years as per the national average increases data. Also, the highest paid nursing jobs in Georgia includes, CRNA certified RN anesthetists at around $188,000 per year and CLIN nurse at $214,000 per year.
But, it is necessary that to earn such salary, you are required to complete certain GE state and federal requirements, which include completion of accredited nursing programs from any of the different nursing schools in Georgia, which includes, technical education centers, long term care units and colleges, and passing of the licensing examination. Any individual can also opt for the online distance education for program completion but it is essential that these online classes are duly approved by state and federal agencies and must be accredited.
Common Nursing programs offered by Nursing Schools in Georgia include:
- Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BSN), for LPN is 4 year program.
- Associates of Nursing (ADN) takes 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
- MSN for RN
- MSN from BSN
- BSN for Diploma/Foreign Trained RN
- Ph.D. Level degrees such as Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science
- Additional programs
Any deserving student can also apply for various states and federal agencies for free financial scholarships and financial aids to obtain free trainings. These financial benefits can be scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans and other facilities reimbursement schemes.