Paula Gordon, Ph.D., RN

Clinical Associate Professor
Second Degree Accelerated BSN Coordinator

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer UniversityPaula Gordon
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Office No.: (678) 547-6790
FAX: (678) 547-6777

ADN - Centennial College School of Nursing Ontario, Canada
BSN - Georgia State University
MS - Georgia State University
PhD - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Gordon is an experienced educator with a nursing career spanning more than 30 years. She has practiced clinically in adult health nursing and spent the past 15 years as a nurse educator in both faculty and administrative positions. Dr. Gordon’s most recent position was serving as Undergraduate Program Director in the School of Nursing (SON) at Georgia State University (GSU), where she was responsible for all aspects of the undergraduate program (faculty, students, and curriculum) which houses nearly 300 students. Dr. Gordon was also instrumental in the restructuring of GSU SON's RN-BSN bridge program into a distance accessible format and led the program to a 300% increase in enrollment.  She was also active at the university level where she was the faculty senate representative for the College of Nursing and Health Professions, serving on the senate admissions and standards and cultural diversity committees. Dr. Gordon is well respected among her peers and students alike for excellent teaching strategies and her effective mentorship of both students and faculty. Her research interest is in end of life care, specifically examining hospice use among African Americans. She has presented podium and poster presentations on this topic.