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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.

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Health Sciences Building

987 St. Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA 30912

706-721-3771   706-721-6258


Kellett Building

1905 Barnett Shoals Road
Athens, GA 30605

706-389-6828  706-389-6796

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.

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

10275 W. Higgins Road, Suite 906
Rosemont, IL  60018-5603
(224) 275-9130

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nursing Anesthesia (12/31/2022)

Georgia Board of Nursing

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)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 887-6791 / Fax (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

Historical Highlights

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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