School of


The School of Nursing has a strong tradition of excellence in educating professional nurses by offering baccalaureate, masters, and certificate programs designed to prepare you to practice in a dynamic and challenging field of health care. Our graduates consistently perform above the national average on the nursing licensure exams and our nurse practitioners and nursing educators have a high pass rate on the certification exams. 

GSW's Nursing program was ranked the Best Online RN to BSN Programs in Georgia for 2020 and earned the #1 spot in the top 10 Nursing Schools in the state for 2019. We also offer the Guaranteed Acceptance Program (GAP) which offers guaranteed admission into GSW’s nursing program for a select number of exceptional high school seniors and a $1,000 on-campus housing scholarship. 

Undergraduate Majors

Traditional BSN



Second Degree BSN

Upon acceptance to Georgia Southwestern, nursing students must also complete an application for the School of Nursing. See more details for each specific program.

Online Degrees

Online RN-BSN

Online MSN


School of Nursing

Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex

229-931-2275 phone
229-931-2288 fax

Faculty & Staff

Guaranteed Acceptance Program (GAP)
The School of Nursing offers an excellent opportunity for a select number of exceptional high school seniors accepted to GSW. GAP assures eligible students a place in our nursing program, providing they meet the required benchmarks during the program.

More Information


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Georgia Southwestern State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationThe master's degree program in nursing at Georgia Intercollegiate Consortium for Graduate Nursing Education (Consortium of Georgia Southwestern State University and Columbus State University) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Most Recent CCNE Approval extends from October 7, 2020 to June 30, 2031. 

The mission of the School of Nursing is to prepare safe, competent, and compassionate professional nurses, who in collaboration with others, provide or facilitate high quality patient-centered care in a global society. Students achieve academic excellence through a vibrant learning environment using evidence based practice, creative inquiry, and the pursuit of lifelong learning. This mission prepares nurses to lead in their profession as they contribute to the health of the communities in which they live and work.

Georgia Southwestern offers a variety of scholarships specifically for nursing students.