On July 1, the Perimeter College Department of Nursing associate degree program became an administrative unit of the School of Nursing due to regulations of the Georgia Board of Nursing. The new name is The Georgia State University School of Nursing Associate Degree Program, Perimeter College.
The change is an administrative, not a physical change as all new and continuing associate degree program students take courses at the current suburban campus locations and pay existing Perimeter College tuition and fees. New associate degree students are accepted under the existing admissions policies.
“Consolidating Georgia State’s nursing education moves us towards achieving the goal of a better-educated nursing workforce,” says Joan Cranford, assistant dean of nursing. “A more educated workforce leads to improved patient care and better health care outcomes.
“The School of Nursing now offers students a more seamless academic progression, allowing them to achieve higher levels of education through the bachelor’s, masters and doctorate programs, without sacrificing the access point of the associate degree program. This helps to create a more diverse workforce,” says Cranford.Nursing Consolidation Frequently Asked Questions