Two nursing students working in the simulation center
Georgia College Simulation and Translational Research Center (STRC)

The mission of the Georgia College Simulation and Translational Research Center (STRC) is to provide challenging, interdisciplinary, state of the art simulations for all programs in an inclusive, supportive and safe environment. The STRC promotes student learning by integrating didactic content with deliberate, progressive, simulated clinical experiences that ensure mastery of essential nursing competencies. The STRC’s unique environment prepares learners to deliver care to diverse patient populations in a variety of care settings.

Our Vision 

The STRC aspires to develop preeminent healthcare professionals using innovative educational strategies which will benefit our local, national, and international stakeholders.

Our Values 

The STRC values are consistent with the Georgia College School of Nursing’s philosophy, including the development of nurse leaders engaged in evidence-based practice, lifelong learning, and civic participation to serve the healthcare needs of a diverse population.

Simulated Learning Experiences

SimMan 3G Human Patient Simulator (HPS)

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The SimMan 3G is a high fidelity patient simulator. The simulator is capable of the following functions:

  • Speech 
  • Reactive pupils
  • Crying, runny nose, and ear drainage 
  • Oral cyanosis 
  • Heart, lung, and bowel sounds 
  • Chest rise and expansion, with the ability for needle decompression and chest tube training 
  • Bilateral carotid, brachial, radial, femoral, popliteal, posterior tibial, and dorsalis pedis training
  • Vast bedside monitoring capability, such as ECG, SpO2, blood pressure, arterial line, end-title carbon dioxide, and central venour pressure
  • Assess 12-lead EKG, radiology studies and lab results from bedside monitor 
  • Advanced ventilation management
  • CPR, code blue management and defibrillation
  • Vascular access for medication and fluid administration 
  • Genitourinary system with urine output 
  • Tetherless to allow for in-situ simulation capability (simulations conducted in the actual patient care area) 

Birthing Simulators

The birthing simulators are high fidelity manikins that can provide nursing students and seasoned nurses training with normal and high risk deliveries that can result in a multitude of complications.

Victoria 

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  • Smooth full-body skin and seamless joints 
  • Lifelike eyes with programmable eyelid and eye movement, automatic object tracking, and reactive pupils
  • Births life-like newborn baby of realistic weight, length, proportion, and joint articulation
  • Touch screen supporting monitoring devices (EKG, capnography, blood pressure, fetal monitoring, and SP02
  • Capable of exhaling measurable CO2 for monitoring 
  • Designed for comprehensive shoulder dystocia protocols and postpartum hemorrhage algorithm scenarios
  • Birthing baby programmable heart, lung, and crying sounds, cyanosis, and head movement
  • McRoberts and suprapubic pressure detection and logging 
  • Optional nongravid abdomen (non-pregnant patient for general nursing and gynecology)
  • Tetherless to allow for in-situ simulation capability (simulations conducted in the actual patient care area) 

SimMom 

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  • Speech 
  • Heart, lung, bowel sounds and fetal heart tones
  • Bilateral carotid and brachial pulses that correlate with patient monitor 
  • Automatic or manual delivery mode 
  • Can simulate breech, assisted deliveries such as with forceps, shoulder dystocia, cord prolapse, eclampsia, post-partum hemorrhage, uterine inversion or rupture 
  • Touch screen supporting monitoring systems that displays, but not limited to EFM, SpO2, ECG, heart and respiratory rate, temperature, end-tidal carbon dioxide waveforms
  • Access 12-Lead ECG and radiology studies from monitor
  • CPR and code management with chest compressions, defibrillation, pacing and cardioversion, advanced airway management 
  • IV, subcutaneous and intramuscular sites for medication administration  

Pediatric Simulators

Pedi HAL Simulator 

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  • Speech 
  • Reactive pupils 
  • Central cyanosis capabilities 
  • Heart, lung, and bowel sounds 
  • Able to identify drug type and volume injected into veins 
  • Able to connect to real devices (ventilators, 12 lead ECG monitor, BP cuffs, defibrillators) for real time diagnostic values, results and monitoring 
  • Oral and nasal intubation compatible 
  • Intravenous access 
  • Tetherless to allow for in-situ simulation capability (simulations conducted in the actual patient care area) 

SimJunior​

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  • Speech 
  • Interchangeable pupils 
  • Heart, lung, and bowel sounds 
  • Intravenous and interosseous vascular access
  • Bedside monitoring capability, such as ECG, Sp02, blood pressure, and end-title carbon dioxide levels
  • CPR, code blue management and defibrillation 

Infant Simulator

SimNewB Simulator

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  • Programmable infant simulator with appropriate physiology 
  • Programmable heart and lung sounds 
  • Airway training and management 
  • CPR and infant code management 
  • Intravenous and interosseous access

Harvey Cardiopulmonary Simulator 

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  • 50 cardiac diseases programed from aortic valve stenosis to pulmonary embolism 
  • 6 total breath sounds 
  • 9 total auscultation sounds 
  • Bilateral carotid, brachial, radial, femoral pulses 
  • Chest wall/precordial pulses 
  • Modifiable amplitudes and intensities 
  • Master stethoscope for auscultation, an addition to wireless stethoscopes for learners listening capability 
  • Portable 

Cardionics Bionic Hybrid Simulator 

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  • Wearable technology which can be used on live patients or manikins to simulate normal and abnormal heart, lung, and bowel sounds 
  • Palpable carotid, radial, and brachial artery pulses 
  • 5-lead ECG connection 
  • Simulates multiple physiological conditions 
  • Real time diagnostics and treatment capabilities 
  • Cardionics SimScope WiFi capability

Cervical & GYN Simulator

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  • Bi-manual pelvic examination 
  • Vaginal Speculum examination 
  • Six cervices with cervical abnormalities 
  • Anatomically accurate fimbriae and ovaries 
  • IUD insertion

Telehealth Equipment including Stethoscope, Dermascope & Opthalmoscope 

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We have 3 different telehealth modalities that students of various levels can use to optimize health care delivery in rural areas, as well as for those patients that have limited ability to meet their providers in person. 

Telehealth equipment includes:

  • Stethoscope 
  • Horus Scope, a high resolution digital scope system that provides video transmission of physical findings from the following instruments:
    • Dermacope 
    • Opthalmoscope 
    • Otoscope - visual inspection and response to pressure changes 
    • Camera to assess neurological (stroke-like), skin and musculoskeletal conditions.
  • ECG capability 

MEDiC Mobile Exam Device 

Telehealth system that allows access to healthcare from outside the clinical and hospital setting by transmitting remotely over Wi-Fi from anywhere in the world. Georgia College nursing students have traveled abroad to remote populations in Honduras and Africa that have enabled the communities to access specialized care such as cardiology.

Ear Exam Models 

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  • Allows for practicing proper use of an otoscope 
  • Anatomically correct ear model facilitates student practice in clinical procedures 
  • Includes: 11 ear pairs, 1 normal and 9 tympanic membrane pathologies, and 1 foreign body/cerumen removal 

Eye Exam Models

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  • Facilitates students learning using direct ophthalmoscopes 
  • 3 fundal depths
  • Includes: 10 retinal slides, 1 normal and 9 retinal pathologies 

Breast Exam Models

  • Flesh product 
  • Different palpable disease states within the breast model: cysts (fluid related), fibroadenomas (calcifications), sclerosing adenosis, or fat necrosis 

Joint, Knee, & Shoulder Injectors 

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  • Facilitates student learning with normal anatomy (both superficial and subdermal) for palpation purposes 
  • Feedback technology to support student learning 
Skills Acquisition Lab
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The Skills Acquisition Lab has over 4400 square feet of learning/skills stations to support the ongoing development of nursing student competencies. Equipped with a functional nursing station and 5 bays that house 21 beds of task trainers, simulators, and various skill stations. Students gain competency by practicing skills and make didactic content connections in a supportive, supervised environment.

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VENIPUNCTURE AND INJECTION TASK TRAINERS

  • Realistic Flashback
  • Replaceable Skins
  • Intramuscular Injection Site
  • Venipuncture possible in the antecubital fossa or dorsum of the hand
  • Practice peripheral IV-line insertion and removal
  • Palpable veins enable site selection and preparation
  • Infusible veins allow peripheral therapy with IV bolus or push injection method
  • Peripheral IV-line maintenance including assessment and rotation of site dressing, solution, and tubing changes.
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MID-FEDILITY SIMULATORS (HPS)

  • Spontaneous Breathing: Realistic bilateral chest expansion
  • Manual Operation or Modeled Physiology: Modeled physiology responds automatically to treatments and interventions.
  • Auscultation of brachial/radial pulse
  • Airway
  • Breathing
  • Cardiac
  • Circulation
  • IM Medication Administration
  • Neurological Assessment
  • Urinary
  • Lung and Heart Sounds
  • Blood Pressure Assessment
  • IV insertion/medication administration
  • Foley insertion
  • Pupil reaction assessment
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  • NG tube placement
  • Foley insertion
  • Airway management
  • Trach care
  • IV insertion/assessment
  • Simulated wound care
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CHEST TUBE TASK TRAINER

  • Pre-hospital chest trauma management, ongoing chest tube maintenance, and assessment.
  • Two cut-away viewing areas to provide learner visualization of the anatomical relationships between the skin surface, musculature, ribs, and lungs.
  • Left side pressurized tension pneumothorax site.
  • Surgically placed chest tube site.
  • Perfect for teaching the concepts and mechanics of closed water-seal drainage systems.     

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CHESTER CHEST

  • The right chest area of the Chester Chest™ model has a 9.6Fr tunneled central catheter that is visible up to the clavicle. The Dacron cuff on this catheter is also discernable.
  • Central line care skills, competency, and assessment.
  • External jugular vein with attached triple lumen catheter.
  • Subclavian catheter site
  • Features a dual 5Fr PICC exiting the basilic vein from the inner bicep area.
  • Forearm IV catheter
SANE Training Room

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are registered nurses who have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of the patient who has experienced sexual assault or abuse. This dedicated room affords the SANE program trainees the opportunity to allow hands-on experience in an authentic forensic examination environment. The program utilizes Gynecological Teaching Assistants that are specially trained for sexual assault cases in order to provide the most realistic, evidence-based learning experience for participants.

Supplies, equipment and resources include:

  • Gynecological examination table 
  • Advanced Pelvic exam and GYN Simulator 
  • High-quality DSLR digital camera with tripod and multiple lens
  • EVA Mobile ODT system 
  • Blue LED Forensic Flashlight Kit 
  • Forensic Evidence Collection Kit 
  • Handheld doppler 
  • Pulse oximeter 
  • Vaginal speculum 
  • Cordless speculum illuminator 
  • Swab dryer 
  • Other necessary supplies for evidence collection 
  • Patient interview area 
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For further information, please contact:
Shantee Henry, MSN, RN 
ANE-SANE Grant Coordinator 
478-445-8570
shantee.henry@gcsu.edu

Standardized Participant Program
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The Simulation and Translational Research Center at Georgia College is able to offer a variety of standardize participant (SP) experiences to support an array of healthcare educational needs. In addition to a repository of SP’s of various ages, gender and ethnicities, GC School of Nursing and Theatre Department work together collaboratively to provide authentic SP experiences to future and practicing healthcare professionals.

Standardize participants are trained by GC SON and Theatre Department faculty to portray specific medical backgrounds, physical conditions and emotional states of a patient found in various healthcare settings. We apply moulage and other simulation technology to SP’s to portray injuries or medical conditions to support the realism of the learning experience. 

Standardized Participant Trainers

Amy Pinney, PhD, Performance Studies, Speech Communication.

Amy Pinney, PhD, Performance Studies, Speech Communication.

Gail Godwin, DNP, Associate Professor and Director for Standardized Patients Program.

Gail Godwin, DNP, Associate Professor and Director for Standardized Patients Program.

Sterling Roberts, DNP, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director, Center for Simulation and Translational Research)

Sterling Roberts, DNP, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director, Center for Simulation and Translational Research)

If you'd like to join our team, please click the link below!

https://www.gcsujobs.com/

For more information see our GC Standardized Participant Program Handbook.

Professional Certifications and Continuing Education

Basic Life Support (BLS)

The American Heart Association - Basic Life Support course content includes a basic resuscitation course, is adult, child and infant 1 and 2 rescuer CPR, with utilization of ventilation barrier devices, including bag-mask, use of an AED and management of choking.

American Heart Association (AHA) BLS completion e-cards will be issued to participants who successfully complete all elements of the course.

The STRC can assist healthcare providers in obtaining BLS certification based on the need of the participant. Please see options below:

BLS Provider Course BLS Hybrid Course
For healthcare providers who are first time BLS participants, or have an expired BLS card, or want to take time to review BLS information and skills prior to testing. For healthcare providers who have taken a prior BLS course and are VERY FAMILIAR with BLS content, skills, and are ready to move quickly.  

**Hybrid courses are blended learning experiences. The first portion of the course will be completed on-line at AHA Blended eLearning Products – HeartCode BLS. After completing the online section of this course, you will complete a hands-on session at the GC Simulation and Translational Research Center. Please be sure to bring a printed copy of your on-line certification training**

External: $75

GCSU Affiliate: $70

Hands-on External Session: $30

Hands-on GCSU Affiliate Session: $25

 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

The American Heart Association - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is a resuscitation course for healthcare providers. The course focuses on content surrounding ACLS algorithms and management of strokes, acute coronary syndrome, cardiopulmonary arrest, and the return of spontaneous circulation.

American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS completion e-cards will be issued to participants who successfully complete all elements of the course.

The STRC can assist healthcare providers in obtaining ACLS certification based on the need of the participant. Please see options below:

ACLS 2-Day Provider Course ACLS Renewal Course ACLS Hybrid Course
Healthcare providers who desire a course that allows time for review of ACLS content and practicing of skills. This is a great option for those that have an expired ACLS certification or are 1st time ACLS participants. Healthcare providers who are ACLS certified and are VERY FAMILIAR with ACLS content. This is a great option for those that work in medical/surgical/telemetry areas. Healthcare providers such as Adult ICU/RNs, NPs, PAs, and physicians who are HIGHLY PROFICIENT with ACLS algorithms, may find the fast track option most beneficial. 

**Hybrid courses are blended learning experiences. The first portion of the course will be completed on-line at AHA Blended eLearning Products – HeartCode ACLS. After completing the online section of this course, you will complete a hands-on session at the GC Simulation and Translational Research Center. Please be sure to bring a printed copy of your on-line certification training**

External: $250

GCSU Affiliate: $200

External: $125

GCSU Affiliate: $100

Hands-on External Session: $75

Hands-on GCSU Affiliate Session: $65

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The American Heart Association - Pediatric Advanced Life Support is a resuscitation course for pediatric healthcare providers. The course focuses PALS algorithms and management of respiratory and/or circulatory compromise, cardiopulmonary arrest and the return of spontaneous circulation in pediatric patients.

American Heart Association (AHA) PALS completion e-cards will be issued to participants who successfully complete all elements of the course.

The STRC can assist healthcare providers in obtaining PALS certification based on the need of the participant. Please see options below:

PALS 2-Day Provider Course PALS Renewal Course PALS Hybrid Course
Healthcare providers who desire a course that allows time for review of PALS content and practicing of skills. This is a great option for those that have an expired PALS certification or are 1st time PALS participants. Healthcare providers who are PALS certified and are VERY FAMILIAR with PALS content. This is a great option for those that work in pediatric areas. Healthcare providers such as PEDIATRIC ICU/ED RNs, NPs, PAs and physicians who are HIGHLY PROFICIENT with PALS algorithms, may find the fast track option most beneficial. 

External: $250

GCSU Affiliate: $200

External: $125

GCSU Affiliate: $100

External: $75

GCSU Affiliate: $65

 

Basic ECG Interpretation

The ECG Interpretation Overview course provides instruction on cardiac anatomy and physiology with emphasis on the electrical conduction system of the heart. Learners will learn how to identify and interpret cardiac dysrhythmias. This includes measuring intervals, sinus, atrial, junctional and ventricular dysrhythmias, as well as heart blocks.

12 leads are not covered in this course.

Basic ECG Interpretation Course
For healthcare providers who work with telemetry monitoring (medical/surgical nursing, centralized monitor technicians)

External: $150

GCSU Affiliate: $145

 

To inquire/sign-up for a course please contact:
Dr. Sterling Roberts, GC Simulation Center
sterling.roberts@gcsu.edu

Schedule a Tour

To schedule a tour of the facility, please click the link below. 

https://georgiacollege-bsucw.formstack.com/forms/simcentertour

Policy and Procedure Manual

For the full Policy and Procedure Manual, please view the link below. 

Georgia College STRC Policy and Procedure Manual

Meet the Faculty

Nursing Simulation Center

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tracy Fathi

Tracy Fathi

Office Manager
210 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-5122
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.