Faculty & Staff

Meet the Faculty & Staff

Administrative Faculty and Staff

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Sheri Noviello, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Health Sciences and Interim Director of Nursing
Education

Ph.D., Medical College of Georgia

Biography

Sheri Noviello received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Columbus College (Columbus State University) in 1986, a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Troy University in 1991, and a PhD in Nursing degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2007. She specialized in Emergency Nursing working as a staff/charge nurse in a Level II Trauma Center and an Emergency Department in a Cardiac Center. From 1991 to March 2014, she served Columbus State University as a faculty member, Assistant Director, and Director of the School of Nursing. In Spring 2014, she joined Valdosta State University (VSU) as the Associate Dean and became the permanent Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences in January 2016. In July 2019, she joined Georgia College and State University as the Dean of the College of Health Sciences. Her interests are in emotional intelligence, coaching, and leadership.

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Debbie Greene

Debbie Greene

Professor and Assistant Director, Nursing Undergraduate Programs; MSN Nurse Educator Program Coordinator
235 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-5152
Education

PhD, Nursing, Georgia State University

Research

Healthcare Safety and Quality, Informatics, and Technology in Nursing/Nursing Education

Biography

Dr. Greene arrived at Georgia College in 2011 and serves as Professor and Associate Director of the School of Nursing, Undergraduate Program. Dr. Greene coordinates the MSN Nurse Educator program.  Her teaching interests include patient safety, informatics, leadership, research, and nursing education.  Dr. Greene received the Outstanding Service Award for the College of Health Sciences in 2019. The Georgia Association for Nursing Education (GANE) recognized Dr. Greene with the Nursing Innovation in Education Award in 2018. Dr. Greene has multiple presentations and publications. Dr. Greene holds certification as a nurse educator from the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center. Dr. Greene’s history of service to the profession includes serving in numerous roles for the Georgia Association for Nursing Education (past president 2011-2013) and the Theta Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (Treasurer, 2017-2021). As a registered nurse, Dr. Greene has practiced in medical, rehabilitation, surgical, and ICU specialty areas.  

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Tracy Fathi

Tracy Fathi

Office Manager
210 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-5122
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Michelle Marks

Michelle Marks

Administrative Assistant
235 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-1076
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Beverly Waller

Administrative Assistant
209 Parks Memorial Building
(478) 445-8669
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Paige Alford

Clinical Coordinator
478-747-9677
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Kristie Meeks

Clinical Coordinator
106 Parks Memorial
478-445-5295
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Shantee Henry

ANE-SANE Grant Coordinator
Simulation and Translational Research Center
478-445-8570

Faculty

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Krystal Canady

Krystal Canady

Associate Professor - Nursing and Interim FNP Program Coordinator
108 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8635
Education

DNP, Georgia Southern

Biography

Dr. Canady received her BSN from Georgia College, graduating as vice president of her 2002 nursing class. She returned shortly after that to pursue her Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She practiced family medicine for a few years and then returned to the emergency room where she had also spent most of her time as an RN. Krystal recently completed her post Master’s in Nursing Education and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Georgia Southern University. She was given a recognition award for demonstrating exemplary promise in improving patient care. Her research interest include stressors in the nurses working environment and the Doctor of Nursing Practices role in nursing education.

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Tormechi Chambliss

Lecturer - Nursing
118 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8697
Education

MSN, Nursing Education, Georgia College

Biography

Tormechi Chambliss has been a nurse for 14 years with experiences in medical/surgical, cardiac ICU and telemetry, radiology nursing, endoscopy and case management. She graduated in 2007 with an associate degree in nursing from Macon State College. She then completed the RN-BSN program at Georgia College and received a bachelor's degree in 2018 and a master's degree in nurse education in 2021.  While pursuing her master's degree, Tormechi worked as a graduate assistant in the School of Nursing for the 2019-2020 academic year. She will be attending Georgia State University in fall 2021 to pursue a PhD.  Tormechi’s research interests include PTSD in veterans and the effects of alternative treatments. 

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Corey Claxton

Assistant Professor - Nursing
228 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3918
Education

DNP, Georgia Southern University

Biography

Dr. Claxton graduated with a BSN from Armstrong State University and MSN and DNP from Georgia Southern University. His clinical background includes mental health nursing and advance practice mental health nursing in both outpatient and inpatient settings. A large portion of his career has been spent in community mental health working with indigent and underserved patients. Dr. Claxton's special interests include bullying behaviors, suicide prevention, and child/adolescent mental health nursing.

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Sallie Coke

Sallie Coke

Professor - Nursing
PhD, Nursing, Georgia State University
478-445-8757
Education

PhD, Nursing, Georgia State University

Biography

Dr. Coke received her PhD in Nursing from Georgia State University, her Post Master’s as a Family Nurse Practitioner from University of Massachusetts, her MSN as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Emory University, and her BSN in Nursing from Georgia College. She has published in a number of peer reviewed journals and presented nationally and internationally on her research related to innovative teaching techniques and using service learning to enhance nursing education. Dr. Coke has received numerous research grants that are focused on improving access to healthcare in rural areas of Georgia and her international service learning work.  She currently has an ANEW HRSA grant where she serves as lead researcher. Dr. Coke actively practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner in rural Georgia in a medically underserved county. Her role as International Coordinator for the College of Health Sciences has led to the development of a Global Health Minor for Georgia College and service learning and exchange opportunities for Georgia College’s nursing students in Sweden, Honduras, and Tanzania.

 

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Sandra Copeland

Sandra Copeland

Lecturer - Nursing
225B Health Sciences Building
478-752-1074
Education

DNP, Nursing, Georgia College & State University

Biography

Dr. Copeland received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in 2013 and was awarded the Outstanding DNP student for her cohort. She holds degrees from Western Carolina University and Georgia College. She has taught undergraduate and graduate nursing courses since 1998. Her research work includes Magnet hospital, nursing research, informatics, and clinical practice guidelines. She has authored and co-authored nursing journal articles, presented her research at national and international venues, and lobbied at the local, state, and national levels for health care issues. Dr. Copeland also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Doctors of Nursing Practice, Inc.

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Maria Culpa-Bondal

Flor Culpa-Bondal

Professor - Nursing
213 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3916
Education

PhD, Nursing, Texas Woman's University

Biography

Dr. Culpa-Bondal is a Professor of Nursing and has more than 25 years’ experience in the area of psychiatric/mental health. She is board certified as psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner.  She received her PhD in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University, her Post Master’s in Healthcare Informatics from Georgia College and State University, her MSN in Family Mental Health from Georgia College and State University, and her BSN in Nursing from Holy Name University, in Bohol, Philippines. Her clinical practice serves underserved populations around Middle Georgia area that encompasses several clinical sites from correctional facilities to outpatient community mental health centers and crisis stabilization units.  She has numerous paper/presentations including adult mental health, psychiatric nursing education and use of informatics in healthcare and nursing education. Dr. Bondal leads a summer study abroad program that teaches undergraduate research to nursing students while exploring the Filipino culture.  She uses problem-based learning, service-learning and evidence-based learning pedagogies.

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Josie Doss

Associate Professor - Nursing
222 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8523
Education

PhD, Nursing, Georgia State University

Research

Simulation, Forensic Science, Transformational Learning, Maternal/Infant Health

Biography

Dr. Doss received a BSN from Troy University (2001), an MSN with a focus in maternal-infant nursing education from Troy University (2002), and a research doctorate (PhD) from Georgia State University (2017).  Dr. Doss has worked in maternal and infant health as a clinician and educator for over 20 years and is a trained forensic nurse.  She maintains certification in inpatient obstetrics (RNC-OB, 2003) and as an Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-A, 2020). She has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on women’s health, forensic nursing, and nursing education/research.  Dr. Doss is currently the Program Director and lead researcher for a HRSA funded ANE-SANE training program and an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Academy of Forensic Nursing, and the Forensic Nursing Certification Board.

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Catherine Fowler

Catherine Fowler

Assistant Professor - Nursing
206 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8567
Education

DHS, Health Care Leadership & Education, Nova Southeastern University

Research

Resilience, Student Success, Stress Management, Emotional Intelligence, Disaster Preparedness

Biography

Dr. Fowler received her BSN from Boston College and her Master of Science in nursing education from Sacred Heart University. She completed active duty service in the United States Air Force and is a volunteer at Ronald MacDonald House. Her hobbies include reading and travel.

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Dr. Gail Godwin

Gail Godwin

Associate Professor - Nursing; Director for Standardized Patients Program and Interim PMHNP Program Coordinator
211 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8701
Education

PhD, Nursing, Mercer University 

Biography

Dr. Gail Godwin is an Associate Professor of Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Certified Nurse Educator teaching in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at Georgia College. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi, a master’s degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, a Ph.D. from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Georgia College. She actively practices as a PMHNP with the Department of Public Health. Dr. Godwin has published and presented research related to nursing history, nursing education, and simulation with standardized patients.

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Jennifer Goldsberry

Jennifer Goldsberry

Assistant Professor - Nursing
205 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8617
Education

DNP, Georgia College

Biography

Dr. Goldsberry attended Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, graduating in 1996 with baccalaureate degree in nursing. She continued her education and pursued her master's degree and family nurse practitioner studies at Georgia College, graduating with honors in 2000. She returned to GCSU for her Doctorate in Nursing Practice and graduated in 2015. She currently serves as Chair of the Jones County Board of Health and is involved in her church and community.

 

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Glynnis Haley

Glynnis Haley

Associate Professor - Nursing
223 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8568
Education

DNP, Medical College of Georgia

Biography

Dr. Haley received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2009. Her translational and clinical research project focused on improving adherence to core measures for heart-failure treatment in the hospital setting. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner Degrees from Georgia College & State University. Her nursing background is in pediatric and adult critical care. Her advanced practice experience includes internal medicine and the specialties of hematology/oncology and cardiology. She teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.

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Sarah Handwerker

Assistant Professor - Nursing
229 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3923
Education

EdD, Nursing Education, University of Alabama

Biography

Dr. Handwerker earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgia College and her doctorate in education from the University of Alabama. Previously, in the clinical setting, she practiced in acute care, specifically with medical surgical and oncology patients. Currently, she maintains her clinical skills by practicing within an infusion and home health setting. Her credentials include oncology, certified nurse and certified nurse educator. Her current teaching assignments are within the undergraduate baccalaureate nursing program and include courses related to adult health and medical surgical nursing.

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Marcia Henry

Lecturer - Nursing
110 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3913
Education

MSN, Nursing Education, Georgia College

Biography

in 1985, Marcia received her BSN and graduated at the head of her class magna cum laude from Georgia College. She worked at Navicent Baldwin for 35 years. During her time there, she worked in ICU, Telemetry, IMCU, and as a house supervisor and case manager. In 2017, she returned to her alma mater to pursue a masters in nurse education, graduating in 2020. She worked as a part-time clinical instructor at Georgia College from 2018-2020 before accepting a lecturer position.  She is currently enrolled in the DNP program at Georgia College. 

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Paige Ivey

Lecturer/Simulation Specialist - Nursing
Simulation and Translational Research Center
478-445-8564
Education

MSN, Adult Critical Care, San Francisco State University

Biography

Ms. Ivey is the Simulation Specialist for the School of Nursing’s Georgia College Translational Research Center. She earned her Masters Degree in Nursing from San Francisco State University with emphasis in adult critical care where she spent her praticuum experience in simulation at the world renowned Stanford’s Center for Immersive Simulation–based Learning. Ms. Ivey also holds a BSc in Genetics and worked in the biotechnology industry for seven years. She has spent the last six years working in the emergency center as a staff and charge nurse.

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Monica Ketchie

Monica Ketchie

Assistant Professor - Nursing; WHNP and Nurse Midwifery Coordinator
212 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3911
Education

DNP, Georgia Regents University

Biography

Dr. Ketchie's educational background includes earning a Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Augusta University, a Post Master’s Certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) from Northern Kentucky University, an MSN concentrating in Midwifery from East Carolina University and a BSN from the University of Connecticut. She has 30 plus years of experience focused as a certified nurse-midwife and presently uses this experience and knowledge within our nursing programs. Her research and clinical interests include increasing the use of research evidence in nursing practice, physiologic birth, and obesity's effect on pregnancy. She has presented on women's health topics locally, at the state level and nationally. She is presently serving on a task force examining Georgia's high maternal mortality rates. She presently coordinates the Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program and leads students in a study abroad to Tanzania.  

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Debby MacMillan

Debby MacMillan

Professor - Nursing
234 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-1076
Education

PhD, Nursing, Georgia State University

Biography

Dr. MacMillan received her Ph.D. in Nursing from Georgia State University, her MSN as a nurse midwife from Emory University, and her BSN in Nursing from Georgia College. Her nursing career and research trajectory has been dedicated to providing optimal care for women, adolescents and babies. She is a member and Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Midwives. Dr. MacMillan has been the recipient of three ARRA National Institute of Health Summer Research Grants that enabled her to work as an Associate Nurse Researcher on a RO3 Grant investigating the increase in primary elective cesarean delivery with an inter-professional research team at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Her current clinical practice and research focuses on providing care to women who are homeless and in situations where they have limited choices about their healthcare. Dr. MacMillan’s research has lead to numerous national and international publications in peer reviewed journals and national conferences. 

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Joyce Norris-Taylor

Assistant Professor - Nursing
117 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8713
Education

DNP, University of Hawaii

Biography

Dr. Norris-Taylor received her DNP from the University of Hawaii at Hilo where her research focused on a Transcultural Nursing Approach to Secondary Prevention of Pressure-Related Foot Injury in Micronesian Migrants in Hawai’i with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 2017 and works with disabled veterans. She also received her BSN from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. Her special interests include long-term care and underserved populations. 

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Brian Paramore

Lecturer - Nursing
214 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3921
Education

DNP, University of Tennessee

Biography

Dr. Paramore is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner. He received his DNP through the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, PMHNP through Regis College, FNP through Tennessee State University, MSN in nursing education through Tennessee State University, BSN through East Tennessee State University, and Master of Arts in Counseling through Trevecca Nazarene University. He is an experienced clinician in both primary care and mental health previously working in both Tennessee and Minnesota prior to relocating to Milledgeville. His publications include numerous journal articles and treatment guidelines.

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Tiffany Parrish

Tiffany Parrish

Lecturer - Nursing
107 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8699
Education

MSN, Nursing Administration, Ball State University

Biography

Tiffany Parrish received a BSN from Georgia College in 1991. While working as an OB tech during nursing school, she realized her passion for obstetrics and began her career as a bedside staff nurse in a labor and delivery. She has maintained an active certification in Inpatient Obstetrics since 2003. Ms. Parrish has always enjoyed the teaching/learning aspects of nursing. She began teaching community childbirth classes early in her career, oriented and mentored many new and experienced labor and delivery nurses and served as the Labor & Delivery Unit Educator for patients and staff. She worked as the Director of Labor and Delivery/OB Emergency Department from 2007-2015 and completed a Master of Science concentrating in Nursing Administration from Ball State University in 2016. Ms. Parrish’s graduate research interests include understanding barriers and best practices associated with mutually satisfying relationships between nursing students and RNs and the transition of new nurses into the workplace. She teaches students before they begin the program in GC1Y and Healthcare Delivery System courses; during the program in "Family Nursing" as OB clinical faculty; and at the end of the program she teaches TEAM STEPPS and works with students as a clinical practicum faculty.  

 

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Darla Rich

Clinical Lecturer - Nursing
Simulation and Translational Research Center
478-445-8570
Education

MSN, Georgia College

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Angela Roberts

Lecturer - Nursing
230 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-1018
Education

MSN, Georgia College

Biography

Mrs. Roberts is a Georgia College alumni earning both her bachelor’s degree in psychology and nursing in 1996. She pursued and completed a master’s degree and family nurse practitioner education at Georgia College in 2000.  She has been practicing full-time as a nurse practitioner in an outpatient private practice until becoming a faculty member at Georgia College in August 2019.  She continues to practice as a nurse practitioner for a local  hospice and for HCA facilities as her schedule allows.  She has a broad range of experience in the clinical setting which includes oncology, family practice, preventive and alternative medicine, palliative care, women’s health including obstetrics, bariatrics, and cardiology.  In her spare time, she loves traveling, hiking and other outdoor activities and is passionate about animal rescue. 

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Sterling Roberts

Sterling Roberts

Assistant Professor - Nursing; Director of the Center for Simulation and Translational Research
207 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-5129
Education

DNP, Georgia College

Biography

Dr. Roberts is a Georgia College alumna, where she received her Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master's in Nursing Education and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has worked in various clinical areas as a Registered Nurse including intensive care, pain management, and emergency care services. Her current research focuses on using Simulation to support the learning needs of undergraduate and graduate healthcare disciplines. Dr. Roberts received the Laurie Hendrickson McMillan Award in 2020 for excellence in teaching, research, and campus and community service. She holds a Certification as a Healthcare Simulation Educator from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

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Karen Schwartz

Lecturer - Nursing
221 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3927
Education

MSN, Perinatal Women's Health Nursing, Georgia State University

Biography

Ms. Schwartz is a lecturer in the School of Nursing. Her educational background includes earning a Master’s of Science from GA State University and her BSN from Augusta University (formerly Medical College of Georgia). She has 25 years of experience working as an RN in Med/Surg, postpartum, and Labor & Delivery. She has worked the last 20 of those years as a WHNP.  Karen is also certified in Pain Management. Her areas of interest are in promoting healthy lifestyle and teaching effective coping skills and resilience.

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Jennifer Slade

Clinical Lecturer
Simulation and Translational Research Center
478-445-8564
Education

MSN, Emory University

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John Marshall Smith

John Marshall Smith

Assistant Professor - Nursing
109 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8698
Education

DNP, Georgia College

Biography

Dr. Smith began his nursing career in the medical-surgical setting before transitioning to critical care.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia College and returned to complete his MSN and DNP.  A board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, he also holds certification as a Critical Care Registered Nurse.  He currently teaches medical-surgical nursing within the undergraduate nursing program and enjoys working in the clinical setting with both undergraduate and graduate-level nursing students.

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Angela Walker

Lecturer - Nursing
230 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8671
Education

MSN, Walden University

Biography

Ms. Walker earned an MSN with an education specialty from Walden University, and is a Georgia College alumnus, graduating with a BSN in 1996. She has many years of experience as an RN, with management experience as well as education experience on a system-wide level. She has maintained board certification in cardiac-vascular nursing as well as professional nursing development since 2009. Her special interests include nursing research, women's cardiac health, and resuscitation science, in which she was recently published. 

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Talecia Warren

Talecia Warren

Assistant Professor - Nursing
204 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3920
Education

DNP, Georgia College

Biography

Dr. Warren earned both her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Masters of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Education from Georgia College. She previously received her Bachelor’s and Associate’s Degrees in Nursing from Excelsior College and completed the U.S. Army Practical Nurse Course. Previously in the clinical setting, she has practiced in the Intensive Care, Step-down, Hospice, Telemetry, Postpartum, and Labor & Delivery settings. Currently, she maintains her clinical skills by practicing as an Emergency Room Nurse. She maintains Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certifications. Her current teaching assignments are within the undergraduate baccalaureate nursing program and include courses related to adult health and medical surgical nursing. Her research interests include prevention of unrecognized clinical deterioration and the use of simulation as a teaching modality.

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Sheryl Winn

Sheryl Winn

Associate Professor - Nursing; DNP Coordinator
208 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8714
Education

DNP, Georgia Southern, Statesboro, GA

Biography

Dr. Winn has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Georgia Southern University, where she also completed a cognate in Public Health.  Her DNP research focused on the use of Motivational Interviewing for Diabetes Prevention in Adult African American males. She has been board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner since 1997. She graduated from Emory University School of Nursing in 1996 with her Master's in Nursing ANP/CNS, with an education minor.  She has been a nurse educator since 1996.