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Online RN-to-BSN program ranked No. 1 in Georgia by

April 2, 2024

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The website has ranked Columbus State University’s RN-to-BSN program as the state of Georgia’s top online program.

The fully online program is specifically designed for associate degree-level registered nurses who want to add a bachelor’s degree to their professional credentials. Doing so often opens opportunities for increased salaries or leadership roles.

Headshot of Tammy Condrey“We’ve designed our online RN-to-BSN program with working nurses in mind,” said Dr. Tammy Condrey, RN, MSN, CNE (pictured), director of the university’s School of Nursing. “Our program offers the convenience of on-demand virtual learning so students can study around their personal and professional commitments, and at a pace that benefits them.”

This year marks the organization’s eighth year of evaluating nursing programs. considered several factors in its ranking methodology. These include a program’s accreditation status, its completion and graduation rates, tuition and fees, ratio of tenured faculty, and acceptance rate.

“We believe in providing students with all the information possible to make the right choice when selecting a nursing program. With this in mind, we aim to achieve this goal by studying nursing programs to analyze what makes them stand out against the pack,” the organization states on its website.


Based in the College of Education & Health Profession’s School of Nursing, the RN-to-BSN program is designed for associate degree-level registered nurses who want to complete a bachelor’s degree conveniently and efficiently while continuing their career.

Classes are offered entirely online in partnership with the University System of Georgia’s eCampus. Because they are delivered online asynchronously, students can access lectures “on demand” and complete assignments on their schedules from any location. As a fully online program, students are not required to travel to campus for classroom or clinical requirements; they can complete required clinicals where they are with coordination by a faculty facilitator.

Most RN-to-BSN students can complete the online program in 12 months once general core courses are completed. Associate degree RNs who obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing frequently benefit from higher salaries, expanded job and advancement opportunities, and increased access to specialized nursing and leadership roles. Earning a BSN also allows nurses to further their educations with graduate-level degrees.

Learn more about the program's features on the University System of Georgia's eMajor YouTube Channel.  

Media contact:
Michael Tullier, APR, Executive Director of Strategic Communication + Marketing, 706.507.8729, 

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