About the College


A HISTORY OF SUCCESS POSITIONS the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions to meet the rapidly changing needs in global health care.

For 50 years, The Lewis College has also graduated more than 5,000 nurses, nurse practitioners, educators and researchers to serve in Georgia and beyond. More than 3,000 health care professionals have graduated in nutrition, physical therapy, respiratory therapy and occupational therapy.

In 2003, the college was named for Byrdine F. Lewis, a career bedside nurse and the mother of Kenneth Lewis, former chief executive officer and president of Bank of America and Georgia State alumnus.

The Lewis College is preparing the next generation of clinicians and scholars to enhance individual and community health in a culturally diverse society. Recent milestones include a new interdisciplinary baccalaureate degree in clinical informatics, an RN to BS online degree program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The new BSN to PhD track identifies and encourages young nurses to pursue research-track nursing research careers.