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Are there special nursing programs for HBCU schools in Georgia?

Hello! I've got my heart set on a nursing career and I love the idea of attending an HBCU. I'm trying to stay fairly local too. Does anyone have information on HBCU nursing programs in Georgia? What's their reputation and how do they compare to non-HBCU programs in the state?

7 months ago

Hello! I can certainly shed some light on HBCU nursing programs in Georgia. For starters, Albany State University and Fort Valley State University have well-regarded nursing programs. Albany State's program in particular is noteworthy for its comprehensive BSN, as well as an RN-to-BSN track, and for doing an excellent job of catering to different levels of prior education and experience.

Compared to non-HBCU programs, these schools often pride themselves on smaller class sizes and a strong sense of community and support, which can be really beneficial in rigorous programs like nursing. They also place a strong emphasis on addressing healthcare disparities, which is an essential area of focus in today's healthcare system, so keep that in mind if that's something you see being an important part of your career.

I'd recommend visiting each campus if possible and talking to current students and faculty, whether in person or virtually, to get a feel for the environment and support networks available. Also be sure to check NCLEX pass rates, which are an important indicator of program quality. These rates are usually available on each school's website or by contacting the nursing department directly.

Good luck with your search!

7 months ago

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