The School of Nursing founded in 1968 is one of the original academic units of the School of Allied Health, an early predecessor to the Lewis College. In 2003, the School of Nursing was named for Mrs. Byrdine F. Lewis, a career bedside nurse and the mother of Kenneth Lewis, former chief executive officer and president of Bank of America. Her name was added to the newly consolidated School of Nursing and Health Professions in 2011, now the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
Over the years, the school’s goals have remained consistent, to graduate nurses who are strongly committed to improving patient care through:
- educating nurse clinicians, practitioners, scholars, leaders and researchers
- developing health-related community partnerships and
- engaging in nursing scholarship, education and research.
Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta, surrounded by unique professional, academic and interdisciplinary opportunities. The students and faculty of the school are committed to meeting the health care needs of multi-cultural, urban populations; demonstrated in the activities of the Health & Wellness Collaborative and Project Healthy Grandparents, as well as various unique clinical partnerships.
The nurse-scholar faculty members are master teachers, expert practitioners and cutting-edge researchers. They work closely in both the classroom and clinical settings with their students to translate knowledge and skills into care that directly affects the wellbeing of individuals throughout the region and the world. Clinical learning takes place within more than 200 different sites, offering the students the opportunity to practice in a wide variety of settings from trauma/intensive care to long-term and home care.
The school champions the delivery of culturally competent care, a concept enhanced by the nearly 500 nursing students representing a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Nursing students rapidly assimilate into the social and cultural life of Georgia State by taking courses with students from numerous majors and participating in many aspects of campus life. Classrooms and learning laboratories feature state-of-the-art equipment, including human simulator-models.
The School of Nursing is fully approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accreditation agency for schools of nursing. Please see the CCNE website or the Georgia Board of Nursing website for more information.
The Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is the recognized regional accrediting body. Georgia State University is accredited by SACS to award bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. For additional information please see the SACS website.
140 Decatur St.
Room 900 Urban Life Building
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4019
Atlanta, GA 30302-4019
Accreditation and Approvals
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master of science degree program in nursing, Post-master’s certificate and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Georgia State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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Georgia State University School of Nursing is a member of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing.