Why pursue a degree in this field? Why become a nurse?
Nursing is a career filled with endless personal and professional rewards. If you choose to major in nursing at LaGrange, you are choosing to spend your life helping others, using skills that blend scientific knowledge with compassion and caring. There are few professions that offer such a rewarding combination of high tech and high touch.

How do I know that Nursing is for me?

Take a personal inventory. Ask yourself: Am I a caring individual who appreciates independent thinking; someone who strives for excellence and is committed to supporting the health of individuals and society?

You might also ask yourself if you've got the dedication needed to be a lifelong nurse. The LaGrange Nursing program establishes in you a sound foundation for the practice of nursing, for the pursuit of advanced degrees and certifications and continuous goal setting, both personal and professional.

The BSN program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; Marsal Stoll, EdD, Chief Executive Officer; 404-975-5000,

ACEN Accredited

Meet nursing majors:

Jasmine Farmer
Jasmine Farmer
Jasmine Farmer '15 believes that she's made three good choices in her life: (1) She chose to attend LaGrange College, (2) she decided to study nursing, and (3) she chose to work with newborns at West Georgia Health. "Some of my patients are more agreeable than others," she says, "but mine is one of the first smiles they see."
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'We chose to care'
'We chose to care'
Nursing alumni help treat Ebola patients

In early 2014, one word spread terror throughout West Africa, and then the world.


The deadly disease with no cure and a mortality rate of more than 70 percent began to ravage Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. While local officials initially denied the severity of the outbreak, people continued to sicken and die. Often the overwhelming task of caring for Ebola patients fell to missionary doctors and groups already in the field.

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What about careers?

Today, there is a significant nursing shortage, and statistics show that the need for nurses in years to come will only become greater. Here's why:
Because advances in health care are helping people live longer, there are more elderly people who need care.

The number of people who are sicker and in need of more skilled nurses is growing.

More nurses are needed outside of the hospital setting.

The current nursing workforce is aging. As more nurses retire (many are expected to retire over the next 10-15 years), more will be needed to replace them.

Nurses, particularly those with a BSN, are almost guaranteed jobs right out of college and can be assured of a secure career well into the future.