Nursing Faculty Member Receives Coverson Grant

Posted On January 18, 2017
Categories News, Nursing

Kenya Kirkendoll, clinical assistant professor of nursing, is named the first recipient of the Dr. Dorothy Coverson grant given by the Chi Eta Phi nursing sorority. A Ph.D. student at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Kirkendoll previously worked with Dr. Coverson and is honored to be the first to receive the grant.

Presented to recipients who… more »

Class of 2016: Belkesa Adem — Aiming to Save Lives

Posted On December 16, 2016
Categories News, Nursing

Belkesa Adem knew that she was graduating a semester early, but she didn’t know that she had earned cum laude honors. “I had no idea I would graduate with the gold rope,” said Adem.

Adem’s success story is impressive. She held two jobs while pursuing her degree in nursing. She worked as a pharmacy technician… more »

Caring for the Homeless at Safe House

Posted On November 30, 2016
Categories News, Nursing

Lewis School nursing students help save lives of homeless clients at Safe House. For nearly eight years, Ga State nursing students provided blood pressure checks, health education and medical referrals. Recently, one student referred a client to the hospital when he registered abnormally high blood pressure. The man did have a stroke but fortunately was… more »

Perimeter Nursing Program Joins the School of Nursing

Posted On July 6, 2016
Categories News, Nursing

Georgia State University’s School of Nursing welcomes the Perimeter College Department of Nursing associate degree program. On July 1, the associate degree program became an administrative unit of the School of Nursing due to regulations of the Georgia Board of Nursing. The change is administrative, not a physical change.

All associate degree program students continue… more »

Class of 2016: Ebony Johnson — Overcoming Adversity

Posted On May 13, 2016
Categories News, Nursing

Few undergraduate nursing students can withstand the challenges of a rigorous degree, the loss of a family member and balancing an overnight job to pay bills. However, ACE nursing student Ebony Johnson is no ordinary student.

Her mother was a nursing student who died when Johnson was young, but her mother’s profession gave the May… more »


Stroke Risk Underestimated by Young African-Americans

Posted On February 1, 2016
Categories News, Nursing

Young African-Americans often hold a distorted view of their personal risk for a stroke, two nursing researchers at Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions say in a recently published study in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

Dawn Aycock, assistant professor, and Pat Clark, professor, examined the accuracy of risk… more »

Paralegal to nurse, alumna follows heart

Posted On January 4, 2016
Categories News, Nursing

Childhood experiences accompanying her father on medical mission trips led Nancy Brenneman to a career change into the field of nursing. A paralegal who assisted immigrant doctors and nurses to settle in underserved U.S. communities, Brenneman saw firsthand the impact the healthcare professionals made on the communities. This earlier work led her to pursue a… more »

Apply Now for Fall Scholarships

Posted On January 2, 2016
Categories News, Nursing

Fall scholarship applications are open February 1– February 29, 2016. Scholarships awarded in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions are made possible by the generous contributions of alumni, corporations, foundations and friends.

More information on each scholarship and criteria can be found by visiting the Student Resources page at

For questions, please… more »

Congratulations Graduates!

Posted On December 18, 2015
Categories News, Nursing

The Lewis School congratulates the fall Class of 2015! On December 16, more than 100 students from health informatics, nursing, nutrition and respiratory therapy graduated from bachelors, masters and doctorate degree programs.

A special recognition was given to the first graduating Doctor of Nursing Practice students. These six students received the top clinical degree available… more »