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Nursing Student Graduate Honored with Trotter Award

Posted On December 13, 2017
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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
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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
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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 »

Caring for the Homeless at Safe House

Posted On November 30, 2016
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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
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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 Katelyn Guzman — Addressing Mental Health in Minorities

Posted On May 17, 2016

Through much of her life, Katelyn Guzman and her mother have been a team. So it was inevitable that when her mother developed thyroid disease, Guzman was there to be her advocate, caregiver, and interpreter.

During Guzman’s junior year in school, her mother’s health grew worse. Guzman then experienced the impact of compassionate health care… more »

Stroke Risk Underestimated by Young African-Americans

Posted On February 1, 2016
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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
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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 »