Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Program Coordinator
Laura Grantham, DNP, RN

The Bachelor of Science program is a four-year pre-licensure degree program designed for students who desire to complete professional nursing education at the Baccalaureaate level and enter into professional practice. Additionally, the program provides students with a solid foundation for continuing their nursing education at a graduate level. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for roles in nursing leadership, research, and advanced practice. Both professionals and students who are looking to fulfill their potential in the expanding field of health care are perfect candidates for the baccalaureate degree in nursing.


The Nursing Program has expanded their commitment to the community beyond the four walls of a classroom. Students integrate and apply theory to practice through unique hands on experiences, including:

  • Service-learning: Through this unique program students design and implement health promotion for the Coastal community and civic engagement.
  • Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Health Science Building: The second floor is designed to meet fundamental and high-level skills needs of the nursing student through our state-of-the-art simulation facilities. Students engage in critical thinking through hands-on skill training, collaboration, and high-fidelity simulation sessions designed to meet real-life nursing scenarios experienced in practice.
  • Clinical Experiences: The SONHS has developed important partnerships with a number of healthcare agencies and hospital systems, including: Brunswick, Savannah, Waycross, and Camden. Through our available partnerships students gain a variety of valuable practice experience.

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.

National Excellence

  • The Bachelor Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) through Spring 2024 .
    • Address: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326; Phone at 404-975-5000; Fax at 404-975-5020
  • 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 Bachelor of Science 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.

Student 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.

      For more information

      Kashawn Littlejohn
      Nursing and Health Science Program Specialist

      Dr. Lydia Watkins
      Southeast Georgia Health System
      Distinguished Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences

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