Two nursing alumni represent the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions in the Georgia State University Alumni 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. Ashley Blackmon and Dustin Hillis, nominees to the second annual 40 Under 40 class, share a background in critical care nursing and civic advocacy.
Dr. Regena Spratling has been named the Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer for Nursing. Dr. Spratling, who is an associate professor and has been on the Georgia State faculty since 2012, takes over leadership of the school from Dr. Susan Kelley.
Stephan Davis, clinical assistant professor of nursing, plays holiday music on his saxophone for visitors to Atlanta’s Grady Hospital during December. An accomplished performer and composer, Davis enjoys delighting young and old alike with musical healing his performances sponsored by The Serenbe Institute for Art, Culture and the Environment.
By Lynne Gayle
Amy Becklenberg, a family nurse practitioner and a Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student, nurtures babies with words. Her goal to help reduce the word gap in children ages 0-3 among low-income families led her to partner with Talk With Me Baby™, a… more »
By Rebecca Rakoczy
Stretch — now hold it!”
On the second floor of the DeKalb County Fire Headquarters, four students from Georgia State University School of Nursing Associate Degree Program, Perimeter College, are teaching yoga to a group of firefighters. With their hectic and stressful schedules, firefighters often need reminders and tips to stay healthy,… more »
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 »
Seven years in the military honed nursing student Precious McGowan’s discipline, aiding the veteran in earning first a B.S. in biochemistry in 2016 and now a B.S. in nursing. McGowan joined the military after high school and served in Afghanistan, Korea and Germany. Self-described as a poor student in high school, McGowan graduated magna cum… more »
Hanan Waite, nurse alumna, and member of the first Georgia State University “40 under 40” class makes saving mothers and babies both her passion and profession. Waite, B.S. ’08, is a neonatal nurse, founder and director of Earth’s Angels, a non-profit organization aimed at reducing infant and mother deaths, one mother and baby at a… more »
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 »
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 »