2015 Corporate Achievement Award – Georgia Gwinnett College’s School of Health Sciences Nursing Program

Dean Diane White

Georgia Gwinnett College’s School of Health Sciences Nursing Program, Dean Diane White

Faculty of the Georgia Gwinnett College Nursing Program developed and implemented a curriculum which shares a mission, philosophy and vision of teaching that supports learning outcomes and the expectations for development of the whole student. Intentional community clinical experiences offer nursing students not only tertiary care experiences, but also a variety of primary and secondary community settings and opportunities beyond acute-care. Emphasis is placed on exploring populations’ vulnerabilities associated with physical,

psychological and social variables and the economic, political and social impact on healthcare, both locally and globally. Only in its second year of existence and awaiting its first graduating class, GGC’s Nursing Student Organization, GGANS, exhibited true nursing spirit at the State Convention, with a student presentation of a resolution to advocate for nursing care coordination in the Department of Family and Child Services’ child dependency cases. This resolution was adopted by the Georgia Association of Nursing Students to be the resolution presented at National Student Nurses’ Association. Several students have been elected to state positions including: East District Director, Legislative Director, Second Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and a Break Through to Nursing Director. A faculty member was also awarded Advisor of the Year which is an incredible honor for any nursing program, but to have this occur so early is simply unprecedented.