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Are you inspired to work on the front lines of the health care industry?

Nurses provide the compassionate care and clinical reasoning that improves the lives of the sick and the hurting. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses played a pivotal role in delivering life-saving treatments to the critically ill.

Augusta University is Georgia’s Health Sciences Center of Excellence, and our Bachelor of Nursing degree offers you an experience like no other. Join us to become tomorrow’s health care professional today.

Nursing is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Helpful and Nurturing
Innovative and Cutting-edge


A Calling

like no


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What You'll Study


The BSN program provides students the knowledge, skills, and abilities to function effectively in all areas of nursing practice through quality instruction and clinical experiences. Clinical experiences encompass not only acute care settings, but also community and home care, ambulatory care, and primary care settings. The program provides students the opportunity to apply didactic knowledge in a variety of hands-on and simulated clinical settings, and lays the groundwork for continuing one’s professional education at the graduate level. 

Course List | Track Sheet | Prerequisites & Deadlines

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

In addition to the four semesters of required coursework, nursing students are required to complete 765 hours in a clinical, laboratory or simulation environment, which prepares them to encounter a wide range of clinical settings and challenges.

The state of the art simulation center features patient rooms, classrooms, debriefing rooms and equipment to simulate real world heath care conditions.

Through the Center for Nursing Research, students have the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research, and as part of a larger health sciences university, exciting opportunities exist to collaborate with other health care disciplines.

Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.

Academic Health Center

Academic health centers like Augusta University teach tomorrow’s health care professionals, and the only way to do this is to stay on top of the latest treatments and tools for a culture of continuous learning.

Your Future

Career Options

Nurses can be directly involved in patient care and case management, or seek health care leadership roles by pursuing graduate degrees in nursing. 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects nearly 195,000 average annual openings for registered nurses between 2020 and 2030, with employment projected to grow 9%. In 2020, the median age of a registered nurse was 52, with one-fifth saying they planned to retire within five years, a trend that was accelerated by the pandemic.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Opportunities to enhance classroom knowledge in a variety of hands-on and simulated clinical settings.

A collaborative health sciences environment that values interprofessional research and provides high-value clinical experiences.

Graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to immediately impact patient care while applying evidence-based research to reduce health disparities.

Awarded the Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability in Nursing Education Lectureship Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

A man in a suit stands at the head of a gurney holding an anesthesia mask to a dummy patient while a woman in a lab coat watches a screen to his left

Georgia senators visit university, tour labs in bid to find solutions for rural health care staffing shortages

Georgia senators on the Senate Study Committee for Rural Medical Personnel Recruitment recently toured the Interdisciplinary Simulation Center and held the second meeting of the study committee.

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Caring beyond campus: AU hosts annual Costa Layman Women’s Clinic

Faculty and students from Augusta University's College of Nursing provided preventative exams to the female workers of Costa Layman Farms during the annual free Costa Layman Women's Clinic.

Dr. Langley Brady poses with essential oils she is working with

Augusta University College of Nursing faculty receives awards and grants for essential oil research

Dawn Langley-Brady, PhD, assistant professor for the Department of Nursing Science, has received a $25,000 grant for her research on essential oils for chronic pain.

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Mark Thompson named new dean of Hull College of Business

“This is an exciting time for Hull College and August University, and I look forward to working with campus leadership, faculty, staff, students, alumni and our local business leaders to continue elevating the college’s impact and influence,” said Mark Thompson, PhD. 

A Calling Like No Other

The College of Nursing at Augusta University trains and educates today’s nursing professionals, preparing them to enter the heath care workforce and immediately improve the lives of the sick and the hurting.