For those looking to enter the nursing field, the College of Coastal Georgia’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), and RN-BSN programs offer some of the best programs in the country.

Graduates of Coastal Georgia's Nursing Department have consistently scored above the national average on their NCLEX-RN licensure exam, and have received job offers within at least three months of graduation.

  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program recently had four consecutive graduating cohorts that scored a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam.
  • The BSN program was ranked #1 out of all 2053 programs nationwide with the 2014 graduates, was ranked #1 out of 2086 programs with the 2015 graduates, and was ranked #1 out of 2095 programs with the 2016 graduates by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
  • The ASN program has more recently had three consecutive graduating classes score a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam.
  • The ASN program was ranked #1 out of all 2095 programs nationwide with the 2016 graduates, and was ranked #1 out of 2056 programs with the 2017 graduates, and ranking is pending for the 2018 graduates, but the ASN program will likely again rank #1 by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
  • The College of Coastal Georgia is one of the only schools in the country and the only school in GA to recently have these consistent 100% pass rates and/or #1 national rankings.

In addition to these statistics, in 2018 the Nursing Programs at the College of Coastal Georgia were rated "2 out of 51 schools" in the state of Georgia by RegisteredNursing.org.


Beyond that scope, these programs are proving to be some of the fastest-growing majors at the College, and are continually being recognized and praised for their achievements.

With a synergistic relationship with the Southeast Georgia Health System and over 40 other local and regional clinical facilities, the students receive a varied and valuable clinical experience. Coastal Georgia's School of Nursing & Health Sciences has many things to offer that other schools do not; focus on applied learning and critical thinking, a more-tailored instruction in smaller class sizes, classes solely taught by full-time faculty, and state of the art simulation and laboratory facilities in the Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Health Science Building due to generous donors. The College also has excellent programs due to the extremely hard working faculty and students, as you don’t rise to excellence with a mediocre mindset and practice.

The Nursing program has expanded its commitment to the community beyond the four walls of a classroom. Whether through service-learning courses, such as on-campus screenings, teddy bear clinics and health fairs, community health-related education, or working with the health department, hospices, school nurse clinics and local mental health facilities, Coastal Georgia students are exposed to multiple health-related resources and are better able to see how different practices work together.

Here at the College of Coastal Georgia, students have the opportunity to use the knowledge they acquire in the classroom in the community outside of a hospital setting. Service-learning and community engagement are unique ways to learn and utilize critical thinking rather than just relying on textbooks.

In addition to high expectations in the rigorous courses, and student-community engagement through service-learning, faculty members also establish and model high professional standards for students. Faculty frequently present their work at regional and national conferences, and encourage and provide the opportunity for their students to do the same. Faculty often hear back from employers that these professional development student opportunities are what set our graduates apart from other schools.

Multiple variables impact our students’ success. Our relationship with the community at large, the leadership of the college, and the outstanding faculty who teach at the College of Coastal Georgia. The goal of everyone at Coastal Georgia is to see our students succeed and achieve their career goals.

For more information about the nursing programs, please contact Kashawn Littlejohn, the Nursing and Health Sciences Program Specialist, at klittlejohn@ccga.edu.

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