Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are spreading at an alarming rate in Georgia. The past year, 140,000 people were diagnosed with the disease in Georgia, and that diagnosis is expected to increase by 35.7 percent in the next decade.
Caring for an Alzheimer’s stricken family member is difficult at best, but often African-American… more »
On July 1, the Perimeter College Department of Nursing associate degree program became an administrative unit of the School of Nursing due to regulations of the Georgia Board of Nursing. The new name is The Georgia State University School of Nursing Associate Degree Program, Perimeter College.
The change is an administrative, not a physical change… more »
Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing, will be hosting an accreditation site visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the purpose of accrediting the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) Programs. This site visit will take place September 16 – 18,… more »
Critical care registered nurse and nursing leadership Master of Science alumna, Laura Mitchell, stepped into nursing history last summer when she cared for the two American patients who had contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Africa. Mitchell is part of a highly-trained, specialized care team of Emory University Hospital nurses and CDC infectious disease doctors,… more »
Sierra Ruth Freeman, a December 2014 baccalaureate nursing graduate, gives up her summer breaks for work that is anything but a break. She travels to India with limited funding and few guarantees of a safety net. Driven by her passion for improving global health, she works tirelessly to in a remote village to care for… more »
Each year, we’re reminded through TV, radio and print ads to get our flu shot. However, less than half of adults in the United States got a flu vaccine last year, according to Dr. Elaine Fisher, associate dean and director of nursing for the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions.
The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions has been awarded a three- year, $1,146,189 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to develop a new interprofessional model for graduate nursing education.
This new model of interprofessional education is aimed at… more »
Kenya Kirkendoll, clinical instructor of nursing, and her group of fellow nursing faculty, along with Lewis School facilities manager, Kip Slade, recently opened the Community Health Simulation Lab in the basement of Kell Hall. Kirkendoll, a community health nurse, pursued the lab as means to best teach nursing and other health care students how to… more »
Lynn Long, clinical instructor and professor of nursing, has the daunting challenge of designing the university’s first electronic medical records (EMR) and occupational health compliance program for students and employees working in animal research.
In conjunction with the university research office and the university veterinarian, Long manages the health safety and risk of anyone who… more »