Nursing Consolidation Frequently Asked Questions

Per Georgia Board of Nursing regulations (Rule 410-8-.03. Organization and administration), Georgia State’s nursing programs must be under the same administration. As a result, the two programs that were operating as separate entities need to be realigned.

Students

Yes. There is no change in status for associate degree students.
The program will officially be The Georgia State University School of Nursing Associate Degree Program, Perimeter College. The downtown nursing program will remain the same as it is now. A new director of the associate degree nursing program, Ngozi O. Nkongho, Ph.D., RN, CNE, began July 1. She leads the Perimeter College (PC) nursing education program and reports to the new Assistant Dean of Nursing at Georgia State University.
No change in the existing associate degree standards and procedures. The admissions office at the downtown campus manages admissions for the downtown campus, and the admissions office at Perimeter College manages admissions for the Perimeter campus.
No change, students continue to pay Perimeter College tuition and fees for the associate nursing degree program.
These will be administered by Perimeter College for the associate nursing degree program.
Each campus will continue to hold its own pinning, and PC students will participate in the PC Commencement Ceremony as well as the university-wide ceremony.
The PC director and faculty members will decide on the appropriate uniform for the associate degree program. The PC uniform will have the blue Georgia State University patch displayed on the uniform.
Associate degree students will apply to the RN-BS program through the downtown admissions office.

Faculty

No. Each campus continues to have a group of faculty that are assigned to teach the courses at that location. Perimeter College faculty remain as the instructors for the associate degree program, and the downtown faculty remain as the instructors for the BS program.
Faculty at the downtown campus continue with the current promotion and tenure standards for tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty. Faculty in Perimeter College continue with the current standards in place. For the Perimeter College faculty, the Director of the Associate Degree Nursing Program and Assistant Dean of Nursing sign off before the case goes to the Dean of Perimeter College.
Faculty continue at their current salary levels.
The Associate Dean of Nursing will decide on the meetings between downtown and Clarkston associate degree faculty members. The expectation is that faculty will meet jointly during the academic year.
The Director of the Associate Degree Nursing Program will be part of the management team within the School of Nursing. This individual participates in all aspects of program management, comparable to the other program directors in nursing (BS, MSN, DNP & PhD directors).
This activity will be handled by faculty at Perimeter College. A letter explaining the consolidation will be sent to educators and CNOs at each facility. MOUs are being managed by Georgia State’s legal department.