The BSN program at Coastal Georgia is designed for students who desire to complete professional nursing education at the baccalaureate level and enter into professional practice. It provides students with a solid foundation for continuing their nursing education at a graduate level.

Why study Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Coastal Georgia?

Through the unique design of the BSN program at College of Coastal Georgia, students develop and implement health strategies for the coastal community and civic engagement.

The second floor of the Miriam and Hugh Nunnally Health and Science Building is designed to meet the needs of nursing students. The laboratory on the second floor offers state of the art simulation facilities for practice with basic and advanced nursing skills and clinical judgement. Here, students engage in critical thinking through hands-on skill training, collaboration, and high-fidelity simulation sessions designed to meet real-life nursing scenarios that are experienced in practice.

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences has developed important partnerships with a number of healthcare agencies and hospital systems, including Brunswick, Savannah, Waycross, and Camden. Through the College’s available partnerships, students gain a variety of valuable practice experiences.

At least 95 percent of students acquire jobs in healthcare systems within three months of graduation – with many students offered employment prior to graduation.

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What will I learn?

The curriculum is designed to prepare students for roles in nursing leadership, research, and advanced practice. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Nurses receive licensure after successfully passing the exam. At least 95 percent of students acquire jobs in the healthcare systems within three months of graduation, with many students offered employment prior to graduation.

What can I do when I graduate?

Career areas include:

  • Registered Nurse in hospital
  • Outpatient Care Nurse
  • Personal Care Nurse
  • Physician’s Office Nurse
  • Nursing Care Facility Nurse
  • Management/leadership nursing roles
  • Practice in healthcare organizations with Magnet Recognition

After graduation, many students continue their nursing education at a graduate level by obtaining their master’s degree for advanced practice nursing roles.

    • National Excellence
      • The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Program at College of Coastal Georgia at the Brunswick campus located in Brunswick, GA is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
      • The BSN program was ranked #1 out of 2053 programs nationwide with the 2014 graduates, was ranked #1 out of 2086 programs with the 2015 graduates, and was ranked #1 Ranked out of 2095 programs with the 2016 graduates by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
      • The BSN program recently had four consecutive graduating cohorts that scored a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam.
      • Rated #2 out of 51 schools in the state of Georgia by for 2018
      • College of Coastal Georgia Nursing Honor Society
        • Founded in 2016 and sharing a mission with Sigma Theta Tau International, one of the largest, most respected, international honor societies in the world.
        • Students represent the top 35% of the class and must be in good academic standing.
      Program Outcomes
      Job Placement
      • At least 95% of BSN graduates acquire jobs in the healthcare system within 6 months; with many students already offered employment prior to graduation.
      • Healthcare facilities who are familiar with the BSN graduates often seek them out for employment upon graduation. Employer satisfaction surveys show that graduates meet, or oftentimes, exceed expectations after six months to a year of employment as a registered nurse.



  • Successfully complete HESI A2 exam, scoring 80% + in each of the four sections. Test can be taken twice in a two-year period with a minimum of 30 days between testing.
  • Must have overall GPA of 2.8. Submit program application before posted deadline.
  • Must have completed general education core requirements.
  • Transfer students must be admitted to the College before applying to the program.

Contact Information:

Dr. Laura Grantham

Laura Grantham

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Grantham earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in education and leadership from American Sentinel College of Nursing at Post University. She earned both her Masters of Science in Nursing (Adult Nurse Practitioner), and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Armstrong Atlantic State University (now part of Georgia Southern University). Prior to that, she earned her Associate of Science in Nursing from Coastal Georgia Community College (now the College of Coastal Georgia). Her professional affiliations include Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association, and the Georgia Nurses Association.