School of Nursing

Bringing Care to the Caregivers of African-Americans with Dementia

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 »

Announcing CCNE Site Visit

Posted On July 8, 2015
Categories News, School of Nursing

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 »

Caring for Ebola Patients in the U.S.

Posted On March 16, 2015

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 »

Flu Shots for staff and faculty from School of Nursing.

Flu Shot Q & A

Posted On December 19, 2014
Categories News, School of Nursing

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.


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Lewis School Receives HRSA Education Grant

Posted On October 1, 2014
Categories News, School of Nursing


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 »

Designing a New Electronic Medical Records System for Researchers

Posted On April 25, 2014
Categories News, School of Nursing

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 »