From the Dean

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As Dean for Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, I would like to personally thank you for your interest in our nursing program. The College of Nursing Dean Streitremains vibrant as we continue the cultivation of new knowledge leading to a multitude of degree opportunities. Our graduates are some of the most sought after professionals in the country and we strive to challenge all of our students to reach their highest potential. In survey after survey, our graduates are held in high esteem by members of the community, our patients, and our colleagues in healthcare. Whether you are a pre-licensure student, RN-BSN student, or a graduate student, an education in nursing offers you the opportunity to invest in a life long career of caring.


Since 1902 we have educated over 7,350 professional nurses for positions at every level of health care. In addition to our pre-licensure program, the College is pleased to offer the RN-BSN, as well as the Master of Science in Nursing degree program (with specialities in Nursing Education, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Family Nurse Practitioner), the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, and the Doctor of Philosophy (nursing) degree program. The College has established a strong reputation for excellence in scholarship, leadership, education, clinical practice, and service. We invite you to come and evidence the pride, dedication, and commitment shared at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing!

Linda A. Streit, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor