School of Health Sciences


MGA President Blake: State of the University is Strong

January 28, 2019

With growing enrollment, an increasing number of graduates, and degree program expansion, Middle Georgia State University is stronger than ever just six years after the consolidation of two regional colleges created the five-campus ...

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600+ Students Set to Receive Degrees at Middle Georgia State University’s Fall Graduation

December 06, 2018

Nearly 630 students are eligible to collect their diplomas from Middle Georgia State University at fall graduation ceremonies scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13. Col. Lyle K. Drew, commander, 78th Air Base Wing, Robins Air Force Base, will be the ...

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Finding Greatness: Shanquel Askew

October 01, 2018

Psychology major Shanquel Askew, president of Black Student Unification, is preparing for a career helping youth in the juvenile justice system. Full Name: Shanquel Askew. Age: 21. Hometown and Residence: Macon. High School: "I attended ...

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Finding Greatness: Betsy McDaniel

July 16, 2018

Betsy McDaniel is a graduate of MGA's Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program who went on to become its director. Full Name: Betsy McDaniel. Title: Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program director. Degrees: Associate of Science in ...

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Finding Greatness: Jasmine Brown

June 11, 2018

Jasmine Brown, director of Clinical Education for MGA's Department of Respiratory Therapy, develops Experiential Learning projects for RT students, and serves on the Faculty Senate. Full Name: Jasmine Brown. Full Title: Director of Clinical ...

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MGA Creates a Trendsetter Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy

May 24, 2018

The respiratory therapy program at Middle Georgia State University is taking an innovative leap forward. Beginning fall 2018, Middle Georgia State (MGA) will offer respiratory therapy as a bachelor's degree only. Students currently in the ...

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Faculty Members from Ireland Visit MGA to Plan Study Abroad for Health Sciences Students

February 21, 2018

Two faculty members from Waterford Institute of Technology in Waterford, Ireland, visited Middle Georgia State University (MGA) on Tuesday, February 20, to meet with administrators, faculty, and students. Their visit was to help MGA students in ...

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Finding Greatness: Madison Watson

February 19, 2018

Madison Watson works two jobs and serves as president of the Campus Activities Board on MGA's Warner Robins Campus while pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Full Name: Madison Kylie Watson. Age: 20. Hometown & Residence: Fort ...

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First Graduates of MGA's Master's Degree in Nursing Look Forward to Expanding Careers

January 09, 2018

After working as an RN for nearly a dozen years, Darquita Loyd was ready for her career to take a new direction as she eased into her mid-30s. "In order to move beyond being a bedside nurse I had to obtain a higher degree," said Loyd, who works ...

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Finding Greatness: Courtney Poole

January 08, 2018

Courtney Poole did not let her visual impairment stop her from realizing her dream of becoming an RN. Full Name: Courtney Elizabeth Poole. Age: 23. Hometown: Warner Robins. Residence: Bonaire. High School: Warner Robins High School, Class of ...

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Finding Greatness: Rojean Sanders

October 16, 2017

Health Services Administration major Rojean Sanders, Army veteran, is president of the MGA chapter of Association of Healthcare Executive Students. Full Name: Rojean Vernita Sanders. Hometown & Residence: Macon. Employment: Work study ...

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MGA's OTA Program Organizes Support Group for Parents of Special-Needs Children

September 20, 2017

Faculty and students of Middle Georgia State University's Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program are organizing a support group for parents of special-needs children in the Cochran area. The first meeting is scheduled for 5:30 to 6:30 ...

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Finding Greatness: Edson Silva

September 05, 2017

Edson Silva, Honors Program student and Health Services Administration major, plans a career as a nursing home administrator. Full Name: Edson Silva. Age: 48. Hometown: Born in Queens N.Y, raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, until the age of 16 and ...

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MGA's Master's Program in Nursing Earns Specialized Accreditation

August 24, 2017

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing recently granted initial accreditation to Middle Georgia State University's Master of Science in Nursing Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. As is standard practice, ...

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Finding Greatness: Kim Johnson

August 21, 2017

Kim K. Johnson, a member of MGA's Nursing faculty, was just awarded a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellowship through the University System of Georgia. Full Name: Kim K. Johnson. Title: Assistant Professor of Nursing. Degrees: ...

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Spring 2017 MGA Today Highlights Faculty Research and More

May 15, 2017

Dr. Matt Jennings explores the secrets of Macon's greatest historic treasure. Read the story - and others - in the spring 2017 issue of MGA Today!! Table of Contents: Mounds, Monuments and Mysteries MGA Faculty Produce Array of Professional ...

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MGA Names New Deans for Schools of Business and Health Sciences

May 09, 2017

Academic leaders with extensive experience in their fields are joining Middle Georgia State as deans of the two of the University's largest schools. Dr. Michael Kenneth Holt, most recently of Austin Peay University, is joining Middle Georgia ...

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Coliseum CEO, "Remember the Titans" Coach to Speak at MGA's Spring Graduations

April 26, 2017

Steve J. Daugherty, CEO of Coliseum Northside Hospital, and Herman Boone, the legendary high school football coach portrayed in the movie “Remember the Titans,” are the commencement speakers for Middle Georgia State ...

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Faculty Members Receive Service, Teaching and Scholarship Awards

April 13, 2017

Middle Georgia State University honored three faculty members with awards for excellence in scholarship, teaching and service for the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Paul Gladden, associate professor of Psychology, received the Excellence in ...

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Virtual Interest Session for Nursing Master's Degree Set for April 3

March 29, 2017

Are you interested in becoming a nurse practitioner? On April 3, MGA will be hosting aQ&A about the new online Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at Middle Georgia State University. You will meet the Coordinator, ...

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Finding Greatness: Tina Scott

March 20, 2017

Transitioning from her Army career, Tina Scott enrolled at MGA to pursue her bachelor's degree in Nursing. Full Name: Tina K. Scott. Hometown: Oklahoma City, Okla. Residence: Kathleen. Family: “I have a blended family, which ...

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MGA Launches First Grad Student Advisory Council

February 23, 2017

Darquita Loyd is proud to be among the first students who will graduate from Middle Georgia State University with a master's degree in Nursing. While she's pleased with the quality of the program, she wants to make it even better. That's why ...

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MGA Hosts Nursing Degree Info Sessions

January 30, 2017

Middle Georgia State University is hosting info sessions about bachelor's and associate's degree programs in Nursing on its campuses in Cochran, Macon, Warner Robins and Dublin. Faculty with MGA's Department of Nursing will discuss things ...

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Graduate Nursing Students Participate in White Coat Ceremony

December 06, 2016

Four students pursuing MGA's graduate degree in Nursing donned their professional white coats at a recent ceremony, symbolizing their transition from a foundational to an advanced scientific clinical level of knowledge. Lorin Butler, Melissa ...

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MGA Grad Studies to host drop-in info session

October 25, 2016

Middle Georgia State University’s Office of Graduate Studies will host a drop-in information session and mixer for prospective students interested in its new master’s degrees. MGA is accepting applications for its currently ...

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School of Health Sciences Hosts Nursing Program Info Sessions

September 12, 2016

Interested in becoming an RN? Middle Georgia State University is hosting info sessions on four campuses about bachelor's and associate's degrees in Nursing. Nursing faculty will discuss pre-nursing coursework, associate's vs. pre-licensure ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Kendra Russell

September 06, 2016

Dr. Kendra Russell, whose research focus is on improving the healthcare of premature infants, recently represented MGA at the International Conference on Pediatric Nursing & Healthcare. Full Name: Dr. Kendra Russell. Title: Professor of ...

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MGA's Dublin Campus to Introduce Bachelor's Degrees

July 18, 2016

Bachelor's degree programs are coming to Middle Georgia State University's Dublin Campus. Dr. Christopher Blake, MGA's president, announced the programs - Health Services Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies - during a recent reception ...

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MGA's Innovative Nursing Grad Degree Meets Critical Need

May 24, 2016

Russell Dunn knew he’d go for a graduate degree someday. But he hadn’t put much thought into it since 2011, when he graduated as a charter class member of what is now Middle Georgia State University’s pre-licensure bachelor’s program in ...

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Finding Greatness: Alexis Jackson

May 02, 2016

Health Services Administration major Alexis Jackson is a vice president of the Campus Activities Board. Full Name: Alexis S. Jackson. Age: 19. Hometown and Residence: Cairo. High School: "I went to Cairo High School, where I was active in the ...

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Middle Georgia State's Graduate Nursing Program to Hold Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

April 27, 2016

Students enrolled in Middle Georgia State University's new master's degree in Nursing will hold the program's first "White Coat Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Arts Complex Theatre on the Macon Campus. This is the first such ceremony ...

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MGA Students Raise Money for Cystic Fibrosis Research

April 25, 2016

A crowd of smiling Middle Georgia State University students surrounds 16-year old Logan Price, most of them clad in grey t-shirts bearing an image of boxing gloves and the slogan “Knock out Cystic Fibrosis” on the front, and ...

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Health Majors Help Fellow Students Learn Insurance Options

March 24, 2016

Middle Georgia State University's Health Communications class is organizing seminars to help fellow students learn about health insurance options. Members of the class have come up with fun events modeled after the "Game of Life" to help other ...

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MGA Nursing Student Makes Remarkable Comeback from Tragedy

February 12, 2016

Seth Nicholson was well on his way to realizing the career he’d dreamed of since ninth grade. It was fall 2013, and he had just enrolled in Middle Georgia State University’s nursing program. His mother, a certified nurse-midwife, inspired his ...

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Middle Georgia State Hosts Nursing Program Info Sessions

February 10, 2016

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Middle Georgia State University Approved to Admit Students to Graduate Programs

December 08, 2015

Georgia’s newest university has been authorized by its regional accrediting agency to admit and register students for its new graduate programs. At the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges ...

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Faculty Members Promoted, Awarded Tenure

April 27, 2015

Congratulations to the following faculty members, who earned promotion and/or tenure this year: Tenure Charlie Aiken, School of Business Carol Sargent, School of Business Paige Crump, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Media, Culture, ...

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Regents Approve Nursing Master’s Degree With Gerontology Focus For MGA

April 15, 2015

Middle Georgia State’s second graduate degree - a master of science in nursing with a major in adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner – was approved Wednesday, April 15, by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents. On March ...

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MGA Hosts Nursing Program Info Sessions On Four Campuses

February 05, 2015

Middle Georgia State College's Department of Nursing is hosting "Frequently Asked Questions" sessions about its programs during the month of February on four campuses. All sessions are free and open to the public. MGA nursing department ...

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MGA Nursing Students Discuss Ebola

October 16, 2014

Ebola has been the topic of conversation among nursing students and professors at Middle Georgia State College. Assistant Professor Nkechi Okonta said she talked to freshman students about the disease in Fundamentals of Nursing. "We're telling ...

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Nursing Department Taking Applications For Cochran Campus Cohort

September 08, 2014

Middle Georgia State College's School of Health Sciences is accepting applications from prospective students interested in the associate of science in Nursing. This new cohort of students will begin taking classes in spring semester, which begins ...

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Macon Magazine Picks Tsavatewa One of “Five Under 40”

August 20, 2014

Nearly every community has what pundits call “engaged citizens.” Then there’s Chris Tsavatewa. Somehow, between teaching for and directing Middle Georgia State College’s health services degree program and rearing a family, Tsavatewa manages ...

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School of Health Sciences Presents Fall Pinning Ceremony

December 17, 2013

About 70 graduates in nursing, respiratory therapy and health services administration will be recognized at the Middle Georgia State College School of Health Sciences' annual pinning ceremony, set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Grand ...

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Hertwig Lecture To Focus On Caregiver Care

November 26, 2013

Dr. Sally Hill Jones, faculty member at Texas State University School of Social Work and clinical consultant for hospice social workers, will discuss "Caring for the Caregiver: A Delicate Balance" at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Professional ...

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Nursing Faculty Member Wins Emerging Leader Award

November 12, 2013

Dr. Patrice Pierce, clinical coordinator of the Middle Georgia State College nursing program, received the Emerging Leader award for 2013 from the Georgia Nurses Association (GNA). The presentation was made at GNA’s annual conference and ...

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Nursing programs now accepting applications for spring semester

July 11, 2013

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Community Health Expo Takes Place April 23

April 04, 2013

“Live Life, Give Life” is the theme of this year’s Community Health Expo/Blood Drive hosted by Middle Georgia State College’s Warner Robins Campus. This event, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Oak Hall, is free and open to the ...

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