Melissa Kay Thompson and Ryan BannonThe College of Nursing is represented on both the State and National student boards.  Melissa K. Thompson (Class of 2015) serves as President of the Georgia Association of Nursing Students and Ryan Bannon (Class of 2016) serves as President of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA).  Read more>

Shayla Monroe (Class of 2016) was also elected to NSNA Nominating and Elections Committee for the Southern Election Area.


Jessica RheaSenior student Jessica Rhea receives congratulations on her selection to the 2015 Student Scholars class selected by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Board of Directors.  Ten undergraduate and graduate student scholars were selected from across the nation to attend the APNA 29th Annual Convention at the Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FloridaRead more> 



What do students expect when selecting their nursing program of study? Faculty at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing believe they expect a supportive, caring, and compassionate environment of learning, high level of resources to support their education, opportunities to expand their learning both globally and through research, and innovative technology to enhance their learning. Faculty also believe we meet these expectations on every level.

A few weeks ago, new students arrived to campus. With a 10.4% increase in overall enrollment from fall 2013 to fall 2014, the College of Nursing boasted the largest percentage increase in enrollment among all schools on the Atlanta campus.Some came to begin their study of nursing hoping to commence their professional careers in a few years, while others entered graduate coursework to advance their nursing career. What makes this school distinctive is plaiDean Streitn and simple; it's the experience! From the time of recruitment through their completion of study, each student is cultivated, nurtured, educated, and supported to reach their highest potential. We maintain the motto, 'if we admit you, we commit to you.' Undergraduate students have numerous opportunities to engage in professional leadership through student organizations. The College remains one of the few programs in Georgia and the southeast with 100% school enrollment in the National Student Nurses Association. Graduate students are mentored by faculty in coursework and faculty assist with arranging their clinical experiences with the brightest and most experienced clinical preceptors in the state of Georgia. The Ph.D. degree program was the fourth nursing research doctoral program in the state and it has grown to become the largest Ph.D. in nursing degree program.

Some of the highest compliments we could receive came from the graduating class of 2014. When students were asked on an exit survey if they could do it all over again, would they still pick Georgia Baptist College of Nursing as their number one choice, greater than 91% answered YES! When asked if they would recommend this program to others, greater than 95% responded, YES. When asked if they were confident in their ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team, greater than 97% responded, YES! The pride of our students and our alumni cannot be easily expressed in words. Yet, students and graduates most readily express their pride by their actions:excellence in care, innovative research, and leadership within the profession.

In summary, we are true to our mission: to excel in teaching, scholarship, leadership, practice, research, and service, while embracing the core values of the College. We are committed to our mission and we live by it each and every day. It's all part of the experience.

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News & Events

Advanced Practice Nursing Fall Seminar

The College, along with the Northside Hospital Clinical Education Department, will host an Advanced Practice Seminar on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 8am-4:30pm.  Contact hours will be awarded, including 3.25 Pharmacology hours.  Registration may be completed by emailing your name and license number to Dr. Ruth McCaffrey   Read more about the program >

Congratulations to:

Ms. Shelby Wolfe Shelby Wolfe, BSN student - recipient of the 2015 HRSA Nurse Corps Scholarship.  This scholarship will allow Ms. Wolfe to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible NURSE Corps site upon graduation.  The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Upon graduation, NURSE Corps Scholarship recipients work at these facilities for at least 2 years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.


Cindy Johnson PhD StudentCindy Johnson, PhD student - recipient of the 2015 Mary Anne Rizzolo Doctoral Research Award.  Ms. Johnson's research proposal is titled The Effect of Deliberate Practice Combined With High-Fidelity Simulation Scenarios on Psychomotor Skill Competency and Retention in Prelicensure Nursing Education: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study. She will be recognized for this award and honor at the 2015 NLN Education Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2015. The award recognition includes a check for $2500.



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