Academic Programs

Academic Affairs Division

Nursing
(Last Modified September 25, 2017)

University System Accredited Program(s)


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
ACEN
Institutions Accreditation Status
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
2802 Moore Highway
Tifton, GA 31793
Website: http://www.abac.edu/academics/schools/nursing


Contact: Troy Spicer, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Dean
E-mail: tspicer@abac.edu
Phone: 229-391-5035

Contact: Tamara Dennis, PhD, RN
Professor, BSN Program Director
Email: tdennis@abac.edu
Phone: 229-391-5027
Associate
Initial Accreditation: December 1971
Last Visit: September 8 - 20, 2012
Most Recent Action: July 2015
Next Site Visit: Fall 2020
ACEN

Baccalaureate
Initial Accreditation: March 2017
Last Visit: March 7 -9, 2017
Most Recent Action: July 2017
Next Site Visit: Spring 2022
Status: Accredited
ACEN
Albany State University
Department of Nursing
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705
Website: http://www.asurams.edu/?s=nursing


Contact: Cathy Williams, DNP, RN
Chair
Phone: 229-430-2738
E-mail: cathy.williams@asurams.edu
Baccalaureate
Initial Accreditation: December 1983
Last Visit: October 2013
Most Recent Action: July 2016
Next Site Visit: Fall 2021
Status: Accredited
ACEN

Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate
Initial Accreditation: March 1991
Last Visit: October 2013
Most Recent Action: July 2016
Next Site Visit: Fall 2021
Status: Accredited
ACEN
Albany State University – West Campus
(the former Darton State College)

Division of Nursing
2400 Gillionville Road
Albany, GA 31707 – 3098
Website: https://www.asurams.edu/Academics/dchealthprof/


Contact: Deanna Howe, PhD, RN, CNE
Nursing Department Chair
E-mail: deanna.howe@darton.edu
Phone: 229 – 317 - 6794
Associate
Initial Accreditation: June 1972
Last Visit: September 22-24, 2015
Most Recent Action: March 2016
Next Site Visit: Fall 2023
Status: Accredited with Conditions, Follow-up Report – Spring 2018
ACEN

Baccalaureate
Initial Accreditation: October 2013
Last Visit: October 22 – 24, 2013
Most Recent Action: March 2014
Next Site Visit: Fall 2018
Status: Accredited
ACEN
Bainbridge College
Associate Degree Nursing Program
2500 E. Shotwell Street
Bainbridge, GA 39818
Website: http://www.bainbridge.edu/academic/nursing/


Contact: Jeffrey Ross, MSN,RN, CNE
Chair of Nursing
E-mail: jross@bainbridge.edu
Phone: 229-243-5361
Associate
Initial Accreditation: February 2009
Last Visit: January 28 – 30, 2014
Most Recent Action: March 2017
Next Site Visit: Spring 2022
Status: Accredited
ACEN
College of Coastal Georgia
School of Education, Health Sciences, and Nursing
Department of Nursing
3700 Altama Avenue, Allied Health Building
Brunswick, GA 31520
Website: http://www.ccga.edu/Academics/SchoolNursing/


Contact: Patricia Kraft, EdD, RN, FNP
Distinguished Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences
E-mail: pkraft@ccga.edu
Phone: 912-262-3283

Associate
Initial Accreditation: June 1970
Last Visit: February 8 – 20, 2011
Most Recent Action: June 2011
Next Site Visit: Spring 2019
Status: Accredited
ACEN

Baccalaureate
Initial Accreditation: February 2011
Last Visit: February 16 – 18, 2016
Most Recent Action: June 2016
Next Site Visit: Spring 2024
Status: Accredited
ACEN

Dalton State College
Department of Nursing
650 College Drive
Dalton, GA 30720 -3797
Website: http://www.daltonstate.edu/nursing/


Contact: Sylvia Driver, MSN, FNP, RN
Chair, Department of Associate’s Degree in Nursing
(Associate)
E-mail: sdriver@daltonstate.edu

Contact: Lynda Ridley, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC
Chair, Department of Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
(Baccalaureate, RN-BSN)
E-mail: lridley@daltonstate.edu
Associate
Initial Accreditation: June 1970
Last Visit: October 2010
Most Recent Action: March 2011
Next Site Visit: Fall 2018
Status: Accredited
ACEN

Baccalaureate, RN – BSN Program
Initial Accreditation: January 2014
Last Visit: January 28 – 30, 2014
Most Recent Action: March 2016
Next Site Visit: Spring 2019
Status: Accredited
ACEN
Georgia Highlands College
Division of Health Sciences, Dept. of Nursing
415 E. Third Avenue
Rome, GA 30162 – 1864
Website: http://www.highlands.edu/site/nursing


Contact: Rebecca Maddox, MSN, RN, Director of the ADN Program
E-mail: rmaddox@highlands.edu
Phone: 706 – 295 - 6322

Contact: Sheila Kaylor, EdD, MSN, RN
Director of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
E-mail: skaylor@highlands.edu
Phone: 706 – 204 - 2245
Associate
Initial Accreditation: June 1976
Last Visit: February 23-25, 2016
Most Recent Action: July 2016
Next Site Visit: Spring 2024
Status: Accredited with Conditions, Follow-up Report – Fall 2017
ACEN

Baccalaureate, RN – BSN Program (online delivery)
Initial Accreditation: October 2014
Last Visit: October 7-9, 2014
Most Recent Action: March 2015
Next Site Visit: Fall 2019
Status: Accredited
ACEN
Georgia State University
(the former Georgia Perimeter College)

Perimeter College School of Nursing
555 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021 – 2396
Website: http://www.gpc.edu/programs/AS-Nursing


Contact: Joan Cranford, EdD, MSN, RN
Interim Program Director
E-mail: Jjcranford2@gsu.edu
Phone: 678 – 891 - 3847
Associate
Initial Accreditation: June 1969
Last Visit: October 2010
Most Recent Action: July 2013
Next Site Visit: Fall 2018
Status: Accredited
ACEN
Gordon State College
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
419 College Drive
Barnesville, GA 30204
Website: http://www.gordonstate.edu/nursing/


Contact: Anne Purvis, EdD, MSN, RN
Dean
E-mail: a_purvis@gordonstate.edu
Phone: 678-359-5085
Associate
Initial Accreditation: June 1979
Last Visit: January 25-27, 2016
Most Recent Action: July 2016
Next Site Visit: Spring 2024
Status: Accredited with Conditions, Follow-up Report, Fall 2018
ACEN

Baccalaureate
Initial Accreditation: February 2011
Last Visit: January 25-26, 2016
Most Recent Action: July 2016
Next Site Visit: Spring 2024
Status: Accredited with Conditions, Follow-up Report – Fall 2018
ACEN
Middle Georgia State University
Department of Nursing
100 University Parkway
Macon, GA 31206 – 5145
Website: http://www.mga.edu/health-sciences/


Contact: Donna Ingram, DNP, MSN,RN
Chair
E-mail: donna.ingram@mga.edu
Phone: 478 – 471 - 2761

Associate
Initial Accreditation: June 1979
Last Visit: September October 2010
Most Recent Action: November 2013
Next Site Visit: Fall 2019
Status: Accredited
ACEN

Baccalaureate
Initial Accreditation: September 2005
Last Visit: September October 2010
Most Recent Action: March 2016
Next Site Visit: Fall 2019
Status: Accredited
ACEN

Master’s
Initial Accreditation: January 2017
Last Visit: January 31-February 2, 2017
Most Recent Action: July 2017
Next Site Visit: Spring 2022
Status: Accredited
ACEN

South Georgia State College
South Georgia – Waycross College Cooperative Nursing Program (Associate)
School of Nursing
100 West College Park Drive
Douglas, GA 31533 – 5098
Website: http://sgsc.edu/academics/sonfaculty.cms


Contact: Scott Thigpen, DNP, RN, CCRN, CEN
Dean, School of Nursing
E-mail: : scott.thigpen@sgc.edu
Phone: 912-260-4358
Associate
Initial Accreditation: June 1978
Last Visit: October 11-15, 2010
Most Recent Action: July 2013
Next Site Visit: Spring 2019
Status: Accredited
ACEN

Baccalaureate
Initial Accreditation: January 2015
Last Visit: January 27-29, 2015
Most Recent Action: July 2015
Next Site Visit: Spring 2020
Status: Accredited
ACEN
University of North Georgia
Department of Nursing
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597
Website: http://ung.edu/nursing/


Contact: Kim Hudson-Gallogly, PhD, MS, RN
Department Head
E-mail: Kim.Hudson-Gallogly@ung.edu

Baccalaureate
Initial Accreditation: March 1990
Last Visit: January 25-27, 2016
Most Recent Action: July 2016
Next Site Visit: Spring 2024
Status: Accredited
ACEN

Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate
Initial Accreditation: February 2000
Last Visit: February 12 – 14, 2013
Most Recent Action: July 2013
Next Site Visit: Spring 2021
Status: Accredited
ACEN

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
CCNE
Institutions Accreditation Status
Baccalaureate Master’s Doctoral Program - or - Separate Graduate Certificate

Armstrong State University
Savannah, GA

Baccalaureate Master’s Post-Graduate APRN Certificate

Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Site:
Next On-site Site:
https://armstrong.edu/academic-departments/school-of-nursing

Chief Nurse Administrator: Catherine Gilbert, EdD, RN
Title: Department Head and Associate Professor
Email: catherine.gilbert@armstrong.edu
Phone: 912-344-3145
September 29, 2001
February 24, 2016
December 31, 2026
February 2016
Spring 2026
September 29, 2001
February 24, 2016
December 31, 2026
February 2016
Spring 2026
February 24, 2016
February 24, 2016
December 31, 2026
February 2016
Spring 2026

Augusta University
Augusta, GA

Baccalaureate Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice

Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Site:
Next On-site Site:
http://www.augusta.edu/nursing/

Chief Nurse Administrator: Lucy N. Marion, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP
Title: Dean and Professor
Email: Lumarion@augusta.edu
Phone: 706-721-3771
October 28, 2006
April 16, 2014
December 31, 2024
April 2014
Spring 2024
October 28, 2006
April 16, 2014
December 31, 2024
April 2014
Spring 2024
March 25, 2009
April 16, 2014
December 31, 2024
April 2014
Spring 2024

Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Evaluation:
Next On-Site Evaluation:
Post-Graduate APRN Certificate
April 16, 2014
April 16, 2014
December 31, 2024
April 2014
Spring 2024

Clayton State University
Morrow, GA

Baccalaureate Master’s

Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Site:
Next On-site Site:
http://www.clayton.edu/nursing

Chief Nurse Administrator: Lisa Eichelberger, PhD, RN
Title: Dean and Professor
Email: lisaeichelberger@clayton.edu
Phone: 678-466-4906
September 29, 2005
October 16, 2013
June 30, 2024
October 2013
Fall 2023
November 5, 2008
October 16, 2013
June 30, 2024
October 2013
Fall 2023

Columbus State University
Columbus, GA

Baccalaureate Master’s

Georgia Intercollegiate Consortium for Graduate Nursing Education

(Consortium of Columbus State University and Georgia Southwestern State University)

Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Site:
Next On-site Site:
http://nursing.columbusstate.edu/

Chief Nurse Administrator: Janet Alexander, EdD, RN
Title: Director
Email: alexander_janet@columbusstate.edu
Phone: 706-507-8575

March 3, 2010
March 3, 2010
December 31, 2015
March 2015
Spring 2025
September 18, 2013
September 18, 2013
June 30, 2019
September 2013
Fall 2018
Chief Nurse Administrator: Sandra D. Daniel, PhD, RN, PNP
Title: Dean and Professor
Email: sandra.daniel@gsw.edu
Phone: 229-931-2280

Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, GA

Baccalaureate Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice

Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Site:
Next On-site Site:
http://www.gcsu.edu/health/nursing

Chief Nurse Administrator: Deborah MacMillan, PhD, APRN-BC, CNM
Title: Director
Email: debby.macmillan@gcsu.edu
Phone: 478-445-1795

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015
June 30, 2021
September 2015
Fall 2020
September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015
June 30, 2021
September 2015
Fall 2020
October 2, 2013
September 28, 2015
June 30, 2026
September 2015
Fall 2025
Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Evaluation:
Next On-Site Evaluation:
Post-Graduate APRN Certificate
September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015
June 30, 2026
September 2015
Fall 2025

Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA

Baccalaureate Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice

Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Site:
Next On-site Site:
http://chhs.georgiasouthern.edu/nursing/

Chief Nurse Administrator: Sharon Radzyminski, PhD, RN, JD
Title: Chair
Email: sradzyminski@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: 912-478-5455
April 20, 2002
November 15, 2010
June 30, 2021
November 2010
Fall 2020
April 20, 2002
November 15, 2010
June 30, 2021
November 2010
Fall 2020
November 15, 2010
October 7, 2015
June 30, 2026
October 2015
Fall 2025
Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Evaluation:
Next On-Site Evaluation:
Post-Graduate APRN Certificate
October 7, 2015
October 7, 2015
June 30, 2026
October 2015
Fall 2025

Georgia Southwestern State University
Americus, GA

Baccalaureate

Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Site:
Next On-site Site:
https://www.gsw.edu/academics/schools-and-departments/school-of-nursing/index

Chief Nurse Administrator: Sandra D. Daniel, PhD, RN, PNP
Title: Dean and Professor
Email: sandra.daniel@gsw.edu
Phone: 229-931-2280
September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015
June 30, 2021
September 2015
Fall 2020

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

Baccalaureate Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice

Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Site:
Next On-site Site:
http://nursing.gsu.edu/

Chief Nurse Administrator: Susan J. Kelley, PhD, RN, FAAN
Title: Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer
Email: skelley@gsu.edu
April 21, 2004
September 18, 2013
June 30, 2024
September 2013
Fall 2023
April 21, 2004
September 18, 2013
June 30, 2024
September 2013
Fall 2023
September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015
June 30, 2021
September 2015
Fall 2020
Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Evaluation:
Next On-Site Evaluation:
Post-Graduate APRN Certificate
September 16, 2016
September 16, 2015
June 30, 2021
September 2015
Fall 2020

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA

Baccalaureate Master’s

Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Site:
Next On-site Site:
http://www.kennesaw.edu/chhs/schoolofnursing/

Chief Nurse Administrator: Yvonne D. Eaves, PhD, RN
Title: Director
Email: yeaves@kennesaw.edu
Phone: 470-578-2088
May 3, 2003
October 22, 2012
June 30, 2023
October 2012
Fall 2022
May 3, 2003
April 12, 2008
June 30, 2018
November 2007
Fall 2017

University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA

Baccalaureate Master’s

Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Site:
Next On-site Site:
http://nursing.westga.edu/

Chief Nurse Administrator: Jennifer Schuessler, PhD, RN
Title: Dean and Professor
Email: jschuess@westga.edu
Phone: 678-839-5624
October 3, 2003
September 27, 2008
December 31, 2018
April 2008
Spring 2018
October 3, 2003
September 27, 2008
December 31, 2018
April 2008
Spring 2018

Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA

Baccalaureate Master’s

Initial Accreditation Date:
Most Recent Accreditation Date:
Accreditation Term Expires:
Last On-site Site:
Next On-site Site:
http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/nursing-and-health-sciences/

Chief Nurse Administrator: Sheri Noviello, PhD, RN
Title: Interim Dean
Email: srnoviello@valdosta.edu
Phone: 229-333-5959
September 29, 2001
April 11, 2011
December 31, 2021
April 2011
Spring 2021
September 29, 2001
April 11, 2011
December 31, 2021
April 2011
Spring 2021