Georgia College will offer its first doctoral degree program in its 123-year history, beginning summer 2012. The School of Nursing will admit up to 12 nursing professionals to the new Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
Nursing graduates earn pins
Georgia College nursing graduates will receive their nursing pins representing their dedication, hard work, stamina and compassion.
The candlelight ceremony for the 31 graduating nursing students is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 in the Arts & Sciences Auditorium.
The pins are symbolic of the nursing cohort’s challenges during their two years together. These cohort members have studied together and cried together.
During Fall 2008 semester, the students mourned the loss of classmate Maggie Moody and organized a successful fundraiser for her family.
"Most nursing students don't receive a class ring, but do want their nursing pin,” said Gail Godwin, assistant professor of nursing. “This pin will stay with them as they go into their future jobs and placements.”
One third of the graduating class will stay within Baldwin, Bibb and Houston counties. Others will return to their hometowns.
For more information, please call Gail Godwin at (478) 445-3915.