Georgia Regents University (College of Nursing)

Georgia Regents University (College of Nursing)

Augusta, GA
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Georgia Regents University

Georgia Regents University is one of only four public comprehensive research institutions in the state of Georgia. Located in Augusta, Georgia, the university offers nearly 10,000 students a vibrant, supportive, and thriving learning community that includes small class sizes, extensive faculty support, comprehensive classroom learning, and in-depth clinical training.

A Top College of Nursing at Georgia Regents University

The College of Nursing at the Georgia Regents University exemplifies excellence in nursing education as the flagship nursing program in the state. The college's graduate and online nursing programs are ranked among the top 100 in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

GRU College of Nursing was the 10th in the nation to offer both the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and the accelerated master's-entry Clinical Nurse Leader Program.

Clinical Nurse Leader Program

The Clinical Nurse Leader Program is a pre-licensure program that fast-tracks those with non-nursing bachelor's degrees into master-level nursing to provide quality and evidence-based coordinated care. The program prepares nurses to be clinical leaders who possess the competencies needed to succeed in health care systems, improve patient outcomes, and reduce health care costs.

Nursing Anesthesia Program

The GRU College of Nursing has been "instrumental in promoting the role of the nurse anesthetist in modern health care", offering the only Nursing Anesthesia program in Georgia. The program utilizes an innovative approach to nursing anesthesia education, integrating high-fidelity simulation throughout.

Post-Master's Certificates in Nursing

The Georgia Regents University offers post-master's certificate programs for master's-prepared nurses who are seeking to advance their clinical knowledge in family practice, pediatric practice, psychiatric mental health, and acute care adult gerontology nursing.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program prepares nurses for advanced practice and leadership roles in the health care industry. In addition to the post-master's DNP degree the College offers post-BSN and Post-MSN tracks leading to Nurse Practitioner specialties in Acute Care Adult Gerontology NP, Family Nurse NP, Pediatric Nurse NP and Psych-Mental Health NP.

PhD in Nursing Program

The Ph.D. in Nursing Program is one of the first and now one of only four such programs in the state. The PhD in Nursing prepares nurse scientists for research-intensive academic careers.

Financial Assistance at Georgia Regents University

Applicants to the graduate nursing programs may be eligible for grants, scholarships, and loans as well as the federal work study program. In addition, full-time graduate students may receive nursing traineeships that cover tuition and fees. They may also obtain research assistantships that include stipends and tuition waivers including a reduction in the non-resident fee.

Employment Opportunities and Alumni Achievements

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10 of the 20 fastest growing occupations are connected to health care. This statistic is evidence of the need for accomplished health care providers and medical researchers.

Many of the university's nursing alumni have made great accomplishments in the field.

For instance, Rear Admiral Clara Henderson Cobb, who received an M.S.N. in 1979, is a 32-year career U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned officer. She serves as the Regional Health Administrator (RHA) for the U.S. Department and Health Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and oversees the largest HHS region.

GRU Center for Nursing Research

The College of Nursing at Georgia Regents University is committed to advancing the science of nursing and health care delivery. The Center for Nursing Research advances this important mission by facilitating the efforts of faculty and students to advanced and/or launch programs of research that address societal and health needs around the globe.

Well-rounded Faculty

As educators, clinicians, and researchers, GRU's nursing faculty offer expert instruction and guidance to nursing students at all levels. The faculty members are noted leaders in their areas of specialty and impart this knowledge to their students, the next generation of nurse leaders and innovators.

Graduate Student Experience at the Georgia Regents University

The Georgia Regents University provides a supportive environment that takes a holistic approach to educating students. Therefore, nursing graduate students receive full academic support as well as complementary resources including health care, dining, campus transportation, disability, and diversity services.

GRU also hosts campus events and offers various student organizations including the Graduate Student Organization, Georgia Association of Nursing Students, and Chi Eta Phi Sorority. These organizations as well as others provide community service, networking, and social opportunities.

Moreover, students may enjoy the diverse-array of cultural, recreational, shopping, dining, and entertainment options that the city of Augusta offers including the Augusta Riverwalk, Artists Row, Morris Museum of Art, and Augusta Invitation Regatta.

Location & Contact

Georgia Regents University (College of Nursing)

987 St. Sebastian Way 
Augusta, GA 30912
United States

Mr. Garrett Green 

Recruitment and Retention Coordinator 

Phone: 706-721-2725
Fax: 706-721-7279

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Colleges, Departments, and Programs

Department of Biobehavioral Nursing

Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

RN-BSN Program

Clinical Nurse Leader Program (Accelerated Masters for Non-Nurses)

Nursing Anesthesia Program

Post-Master’s Certificates
    Acute Care Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    Family Nurse Practitioner
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

PhD in Nursing Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs
    Post-Master’s (no concentration)
    Acute Care Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    Family Nurse Practitioner
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students3341
    • Female Percentage57%
    • Male Percentage43%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students3341
    • Part-time Percentage16%
    • Full-time Percentage84%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / LatinoNot Reported
    • Black / African AmericanNot Reported
    • White / CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty757
    • Full-time Percentage85%
    • Part-time Percentage15%
    • Female Percentage39%
    • Male Percentage61%