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The Love of a Nurse to a Patient is Universal

Posted On October 11, 2018
Categories News, Nursing

Ready for adventure after her two children left for college, Anita Rich became a volunteer with the Children’s Heart Project. The medical mission appealed to the 37-year nursing veteran and cardiac specialist and soon Rich, as a nurse transporter, accompanied children who needed life-saving heart repair surgery to receive surgery in the United States.  Her… more »

Nurse Researcher Receives Grant to Study Faith-Based Support of Dementia Patients and Caregivers

Posted On February 8, 2018
Categories News

Dr. Fayron Epps, assistant professor of nursing, received an Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant (AARG-D) for her project, “Dementia-Friendly Faith Villages to Support African American Families.” Dr. Epps and colleagues will design and test the feasibility of a dementia-friendly, faith village worship service. They will examine how dementia-friendly, faith village worship services support the well-being… more »

Congrats to Nursing Ph.D. Graduate

Posted On December 20, 2017
Categories News, Nursing

Congratulations to Josie Doss for receiving the Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing degree from the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions in December 2017.

Dr. Doss is an assistant professor of nursing at Georgia College in Milledgeville, where she coordinates the obstetrics and senior practicum courses for undergraduate nursing students. Her research interests… more »

Nursing Student Graduate Honored with Trotter Award

Posted On December 13, 2017
Categories News, Nursing

ATLANTA — Madlina Jonassaint received the 2017 Nell Hamilton Trotter Award at the Georgia State University fall undergraduate commencement ceremony. She was recognized for her outstanding commitment to student involvement and leadership.

For the second consecutive semester, a student from the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions has garnered the Trotter Award,… more »

Georgia State Nursing Agreement Increases RN to BS Grads

Posted On June 21, 2017
Categories News, Nursing Tags

Georgia State University and the School of Nursing pursue new avenues for increasing the pool of bachelor’s prepared nurses in Georgia through an agreement with Gwinnett Tech’s nursing program.

This agreement, the first official agreement Georgia State has signed with another institution, provides a seamless process to move qualified associate degree registered nurse (RN) graduates… more »

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 »