A Calling Like No Other
Nearly 20,000 nurses have graduated from the College of Nursing since it became the state’s first nationally accredited baccalaureate nursing program in 1943. Our graduates, now located across the globe, have helped improve the accessibility and quality of health care throughout Georgia, the US and around the world.
We provide undergraduate and graduate nursing programs of excellence to shape the future of nursing’s workforce. Our prelicensure BSN and MSN programs produce nearly 400 graduates yearly, have excellent NCLEX pass rates and high employability. Our Post-Graduate Certificates, most of our Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, and PhD in Nursing are offered online to allow additional flexibility for the working nurse. Our programs utilize our state-of-the-art simulation lab to enhance learning experiences, promote patient safety and facilitate student competencies in the clinical arena. With support from alumni, donors and sponsors we provide over $125,000 in scholarships for students each year.
Mission: The College of Nursing's mission is to provide leadership through excellent and innovative nursing education, research, practice, and service in diverse environments and to promote health, healing, and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in any healthcare setting.
Vision: The College of Nursing’s vision is to be a top-tier college of nursing recognized for excellence, innovation, and transformation of health care through discovery and evidence-based education and practice.
Distinguished by Excellence
The College of Nursing and its academic programs are distinguished by excellence and innovation. We strive to meet the highest standards in design and delivery of outstanding, relevant nursing education. The following lists the several collective and program accreditations held by the college.
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
(404) 679-4500 / Fax: 404-679-4558
All programs (12/31/2026)
10275 W. Higgins Road, Suite 906
Rosemont, IL 60018-5603
Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nursing Anesthesia (12/31/2022)
Secretary of the State Professional Licensing Boards Division
237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217-3858
(478) 207-2440 / Fax (478) 207-1300
Clinical Nurse Leader Program (12/31/2024)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (12/31/2024)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
P: (202) 887-6791 / F: (202) 887-8476
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (12/31/2024)
Master of Science in Nursing (12/31/2024)
Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs (12/31/2024)
Post-graduate APRN Certificates (12/31/2024)
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
LOCATED IN AUGUSTA AND ATHENS GEORGIA
We have two campuses to serve students, our main campus in Augusta and our regional campus in Athens. At both locations our outstanding faculty are ready to help you embark on your journey.
Health Sciences Building
987 St. Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA 30912
The following historical timeline represents a compilation of the histories of the nursing departments at Augusta College, Augusta State University, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University and Augusta University. This combined history represents a complete overview of the progression of nursing education at Augusta University.
Department of Nursing Education within the College of Education at the University of Georgia established
Department of Nursing transfers from UGA to MCG and becomes School of Nursing
Augusta College establishes instruction agreement with Barrett School of Nursing at University Hospital
Augusta College begins offering four year nursing degrees
Master of Science in Nursing program established at MCG
MCG opens regional campus in Athens
Beta Omicron chapter of Sigma Theta Tau chartered at MCG
Board of Regents approves MCG's PhD in Nursing program
Georgia's first Nursing Anesthesia program established at MCG
Augusta College becomes Augusta State University and switches to semester system prompting changes to the program
MCG establishes the Kellett Chair of Nursing
ASU establishes exchange program with Takarazuka Hospital School of Nursing and Kobe College School of Nursing in Japan
Doctor of Nursing Practice program approved, becoming the 10th DNP program in the nation
Master of Science Clinical Nurse Leader program begins, becoming the first in the region
MCG becomes Georgia Health Sciences University prompting the School of Nursing to become the College of Nursing
MCG and ASU consolidate to become Augusta University. The nursing programs consolidate to become Augusta University College of Nursing
DNP-NAP program replaces the CRNA master's program
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