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Nursing, probably one of the most popular of all health careers, employs the largest number of health care providers. Patient contact and responsibility are ever present for nursing professionals who are challenged daily to provide personal and direct client care. Clinical skills, sensitivity, stamina, and judgment are needed in order for nurses to meet the physical and emotional needs of their patients. Nursing, a demanding and responsible profession, also requires compassion and offers a wide variety of career opportunities. At Georgia Southern University there are three tracks students are able to take to achieve an undergraduate nursing degree: the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the accelerated program for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), and the online program for the Registered Nurse (RN). Entrance into the School of Nursing is separate from entrance into the University; please visit the department website for more information.

General Information
Waters College of Health Professions
GPA Requirement 3.0
Department Website School of Nursing
Degree(s) Offered

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Emphasis in Nurse Practitioner (Family) or Clinical Nurse Specialist (Community Health)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Possible Employment Settings
  • Hospitals
  • Public health departments
  • Community health clinics
  • Prisons
  • Migrant centers
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Private homes
  • Military


  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Mental health institutions
  • Nursing homes
  • Industry
Occupational Opportunities
  • Geriatrics
  • Intensive Care
  • Maternal Infant Nursing
  • Neonatology
  • Nursing Administration
  • Occupational Health
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • School Nursing
  • Surgery
  • Teaching


Professional and Student Organizations
Salary Information
Internet Resources

Last updated: 8/2/2019