The clinic is staffed by a clinical director, nurse practitioners, a licensed practical nurse, a health educator, and office coordinator, and an administrative assistant. Student workers facilitate in the office and a graduate assistant works in the Health Promotion Department. The staff is able to provide most of the services needed by students. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced nursing degrees and clinical expertise. The student health services clinic's nurse practitioners are all nationally certified in their specialty area and approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing as advanced practice nurses. Nurse practitioners provide care through practice guidelines and have a consulting physician available at all times. In addition to providing direct care, the clinic staff is continuously involved in various campus outreach activities. The staff participates in a number of campus and community related events.
Angie Childre, MSN, APRN, Interim Director, Student Health Services
Angie graduated from Georgia Southern with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. She went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia College and later received her Family Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. She is currently obtaining her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from GCSU.
Stephanie Welch, MSN, APRN, Associate Director, Student Health Services
Stephanie obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola FL. She obtained a degree in Women's Health Nurse Practitioner from Emory University and later graduated with a Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Georgia College.
Angie Mason, MSN, APRN
Angie graduated from Georgia College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She later obtained a degree in Women's Health Nurse Practitioner from Emory University and later graduated with a Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Georgia College.
Stephanie Ard, MSN, APRN
Stephanie Ard joined GCSU health services in 2021. She has experience in nephrology, occupational medicine, family medicine, urgent care, women’s health, student health and aesthetics. She completed the ASN program at Macon State College, BSN at Chamberlain College of Nursing and MSN- Nurse Practitioner program at South University in Savannah, Georgia. Stephanie is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner, Certified DOT Examiner, and certified aesthetic NP.
Sara Reyes, MSN, APRN
Sara Reyes joined GCSU health services in 2021. She graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She later received her Master's Degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from Georgia Southwestern State University.
Student Health Staff
Charlotte Bloodworth, LPN
Charlotte graduated from Baldwin Vocational School of Nursing in 1991 with a Licensed Practical Nurse degree. She serves as the triage nurse in Student Health Services.
Rhonda Dixon, Office Assistant
Rhonda coordinates office functions such as making appointments in the clinic and assists students with registering when they arrive at the clinic.
Stephanie (Sissy) Shipman, Administrative Assistant
Sissy serves as the receptionist and manages functions at the front desk such as making appointments, handling insurance claims and billing, and helping students register when they arrive at the clinic.
Michael Duke, M.D., Consultant
Dr. Duke is a Family Practice Physician in Milledgeville and serves as consultant to the clinic nurse practitioners.
The mission of the Student Health Clinic is to provide quality assessment and treatment to students in time of sickness and injury and to promote a healthy lifestyle and wellness. These services are provided by Nurse Practitioners, support staff, and the University Health Educator. The staff embraces a wellness concept along with an educational approach to help students achieve wellness and to gain the maximum benefit from their college experiences.