Georgia Southwestern State University Named #1 Best Online RN to BSN Program in Georgia

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has been recognized as having the #1 Best Online RN to BSN Program in Georgia by RegisteredNursing.org in its 4th Annual Nursing School Program Rankings. 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 as number one in Georgia," said Sandra Daniel, Ph.D., dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. "Our expert faculty and highly motivated students are what make this program successful, alongside our partnerships and connections with successful alumni and excellent clinical experiences with southwest Georgia healthcare organizations such as the Phoebe Health System."

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 motivated 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.