Applications for Fall 2025 admission open August, 19th.

Best Colleges awardThe BSN program and the Accelerated BSN program (ABSN) provide students the knowledge, skills, and abilities to function effectively in all areas of nursing practice through quality instruction and clinical experiences.

These programs provide students the opportunity to apply didactic knowledge in a variety of hands-on and simulated clinical settings, and lay the groundwork for continuing one's professional education at the graduate level. The BSN program is taught on the Augusta and Athens campuses. The ABSN program is available exclusively on the Athens campus. Qualified applicants will graduate a semester early.

Augusta University College of Nursing BSN programs are approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Graduates of the BSN and ABSN programs are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN to obtain the professional state license, Registered Nurse (RN). The BSN 1st Time Pass Rate for 2023 is 96.45%. Graduates of the College of Nursing may take the exam for a Registered Nurse license in the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands.


Athens Campus

BSN and ABSN students have the option to attend our Athens campus, just a short drive away from The University of Georgia. Many pre-nursing students at UGA select Augusta University's Athens Campus, as it allows them to continue to engage in their Greek Life and the pre-nursing society. Our BSN students on the Athens campus get the best of both worlds. While they take classes at Augusta University in our state-of-the art facilities from our outstanding faculty, they also enjoy a variety of perks through our partnership with UGA. Learn more through our AU-UGA Infographic!

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing




BSN Program Managers

Sarah Thomas

Shannon Hallingquest


Licensure Disclosure Statement

The Bachelor of Science program has determined that the required classes and educational activities of these academic programs qualify a graduate to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for licensure in all states and territories.

Find Your Fit

Multiple Paths

The nursing curriculum begins after completion of the core classes and acceptance to the nursing program. The BSN program is 4 semesters of pre-nursing core curriculum and 4 semester of upper level BSN curriculum. The ABSN program includes summer courses and allows students to graduate a semester earlier. Incoming freshman have the ability to apply for the Nursing Scholars Program. Students in the Nursing Scholars Program are admitted to the BSN program as freshman and must maintain the requirements of the program in their freshman and sophomore years.

BSN Program| ABSN Program| Nursing Scholars Program 


Experience-based Education

Program Outcomes

The Nursing Program at Augusta University gives you the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to deliver safe, comprehensive patient care. You will learn to employ inter-professional collaboration and clinical reasoning when caring for individuals, families, and communities, applying evidence-based research to improve health and reduce health disparities in our global society.

Nursing is a dynamic, ever-changing field; we instill in you the value of becoming lifelong learners to promote professional growth. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to demonstrate leadership, accountability, and competence in your role as a beginning professional nurse.



The College of Nursing is pleased to offer several scholarships to current undergraduate and graduate Nursing students.

The criteria for each fund is determined by the donor and is available upon inquiry. The availability of funds is variable. Students seeking financial assistance should complete an application form at the Financial Aid Office as well as provide required information specific to the scholarship to the College of Nursing.


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