GSW named #1 Online RN to BSN Program in Georgia for second year in a row

Georgia Southwestern State University has been recognized as having the #1 Best Online RN to BSN Program in Georgia by, a nursing advocacy organization, for the second consecutive year. This prestigious ranking is based on GSW's nursing program's graduation rate, tuition and fees, quality of faculty, acceptance rate, and accreditations.

RN to BSN programs allow registered nurses (RNs) to advance their career, earn a higher salary, and assume more leadership and responsibility in the workplace by earning a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

"We are delighted our RN to BSN program has been recognized once again as number one in Georgia," said Sandra Daniel, Ph.D., dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. "This speaks to our expert faculty, motivated students, and strong partnerships with reputable healthcare organizations. Careers in healthcare are extremely sought after right now and the long term demand for registered nurses is rapidly growing. The baccalaureate prepared nurse demand is even greater, and employers seek and support RNs who are advancing their education.”

GSW's fully-online RN to BSN program is designed to meet the needs of RNs in terms of employment demands, travel time, and family responsibilities. The program has been designed to allow full-time or part-time study and flexibility in the sequencing of courses, with most students completing the degree in one to two years.

"Our faculty work hard to ensure our curriculum is current and our students receive the level of education needed to prepare them to be successful in their careers," stated Daniel. "We set our standards high and are very fortunate to have highly driven nursing students. As prospective students are considering educational options, this ranking certainly provides them with an assurance that they will receive an excellent nursing education at GSW."

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at GSW recently expanded program flexibility and now offers half-term sessions for students in the RN to BSN program, with courses lasting roughly seven weeks.

Daniel says GSW has a strong tradition of excellence in educating professional nurses by offering baccalaureate, masters, and certificate programs designed to prepare graduates to practice in a dynamic and challenging field of healthcare. GSW nursing graduates consistently perform above the national average on the nursing licensure exams, and nurse practitioners and nursing educators have a high pass rate on the certification exams.

If interested in furthering your nursing career, the deadline for Summer admission is April 15 and Fall admission is July 15. For more information, visit, email, or call 229-928-1273.

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