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Nursing

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.

Augusta University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree provides students the opportunity to apply didactic knowledge in a variety of hands-on and simulated clinical settings. Study at our Augusta or Athens campus to become tomorrow’s health care professional today.

An accelerated BSN program is available exclusively on the Athens campus. Qualified applicants will graduate in 16 months.

Nursing is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Helpful and Nurturing
Innovative and Cutting-edge

 

A Calling

like no

other.

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College of Nursing

Augusta & Athens, GA

bsn@augusta.edu

706-721-4862

What You'll Study

Coursework

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. 

Students have the opportunity to study an accelerated track at our Athens campus graduating in 16 months.

Course List | BSN Track Sheet | Accelerated BSN Schema (Athens) | 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 University?

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.

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Nursing student shines with undergraduate research projects

“I appreciate the patient care aspect of nursing and just being there for people whenever they are experiencing vulnerable times," said Stephanie Felonta.

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Augusta University celebrates Spring 2024 graduates

More than 1,250 graduates were celebrated during Augusta University's 2024 commencement ceremonies.

students celebrate graduation

Student speakers look to inspire fellow graduates during commencement

“I think you’re going to look around the auditorium and you’re going to see hope blooming on every single face, because in that way, we’re alike. What a testament it will be to AU if this graduating class takes this community with them into future endeavors," said Stephanie Jones.

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Alumni Weekend 2024 set for April 26-28

Over the course of the weekend, numerous alumni banquets for the university’s colleges, schools and organizations will be held throughout Augusta

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.