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Program Director

   Dr. Rozier joined EGSC as the new Director of Nursing and will be in charge of the new Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She came to EGSC from Middle Georgia State University, where she served as the Assistant Department Chair of Nursing. She has over forty years combined experience in the nursing field. Prior to Dr. Rozier’s position at MGSC, she was the Chair of the Allied Health Division of Heart of Georgia Technical College. She has also held positions at Savannah Memorial Hospital’s Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care Unit, Houston Medical Center Medical Intensive Care Unit, and the Carl Vinson V.A. Medical Center as a staff nurse.

   "I do not think that it is by chance that I am here, especially when I first heard the radio ad ‘You Can Go Anywhere from Here,’” said Dr. Rozier. “I started my nursing career at Swainsboro Vocational School in 1976 (a satellite campus at the old Laurens Memorial Hospital in Dublin.) Life has a way of coming full circle.”

   After earning her practical nursing diploma from Swainsboro Vocational School, she went on to earn her Associate of Science in Nursing from Middle Georgia College, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia College and State University, her Masters of Science in Nursing (Adult Health/Nurse Educator Role) from Georgia College and State University, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (with a concentration in Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) from Georgia Regents University (now Augusta University). She is currently a registered professional nurse by the Georgia Board of Nursing, and has received many professional recognitions throughout her career, including Teacher of the Year at Heart of Georgia Technical College and Board Member of the Year for Leadership Dublin-Laurens and United Way.
 
   “The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is an essential element of high-quality healthcare in this community,” said EGSC President Bob Boehmer. “It is also key to East Georgia State College’s strategic goals. We are truly fortunate to have Dr. Rozier’s experience, expertise and passion as she leads this program.”
 
   “I embrace the philosophy that people do not care about how much you know until they know about how much you care,” said Dr. Rozier. “Forty years of being a nurse has taught me that, when you are passionate about something, you can move beyond ordinary to extraordinary with hope and perseverance. Never give up your hope! I also believe that, to be successful, you must act and think like where you are headed, not where you are today.”
 
 

Nursing Program Outcomes

Major Program Concepts: The East Georgia State College nursing curriculum revolves around the faculty’s beliefs about the following primary concepts: patient, health, environment, caring, nursing, core competencies, and professional role development.
Programmatic Goals/Objectives: The goals of the East Georgia State College nursing program are to prepare nursing graduates who will be internationally competitive, globally informed, effective communicators, embracers of change in positive ways, socially responsible, providers of care, and protectors of the environment. The graduates will use evidence-based research to improve nursing and health care and to provide expert nursing care to patients. They will share their expertise with providers and health systems. 
The six educational learning outcomes for the EGSC BSN students include the ability to:

  1. Synthesize previous knowledge and skills obtained at the Associate nursing degree level, and attitudes acquired in the humanities and natural and behavioral sciences in the practice of nursing.
  2. Apply nursing values that exemplify the caring, professional nurse.
  3. Demonstrate competency in critical thinking, communication, assessment and technical skills to promote high quality care and patient safety.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge in the areas of health promotion, risk reduction and disease prevention, illness and disease management, information and health care technologies, ethics, human diversity, global health care, health care systems and policy.
  5. Assume the professional nursing roles of provider of care as leader/designer/manager/coordinator of nursing care and a collaborative member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
  6. Use evidence-based practice and research to improve nursing and healthcare.

Table 3-2:  Cross links Programmatic Goals, Student Learning Outcomes, and Courses.

Programmatic Goals (Process Outcomes) Student Learning Outcome Core Courses Nursing Courses
Internationally competitive in academic preparation and technology. Synthesize knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired in the humanities and natural and behavioral sciences into the practice of nursing. BIO L 2511/2512; CHEM 1151/1152; ECON ; PSYC 1101, PSYC  2103, SOCI 1101 ; POLS NURS 3101; NURS 3102;
NURS 3103; NURS 3104;
NURS 4115; NURS 4116;
NURS 4117
Socially responsible and professionally accountable. Apply nursing values that exemplify the caring, professional nurse. POLS 1101; SOCI 1101; ECON 2105/2106; POLS 2401; SOCI 2293 NURS 3101; NURS 3102;
NURS 3103; NURS 3104;
NURS 4115; NURS 4116;
NURS 4117
Effective communicators Demonstrate competency in critical thinking, communication, assessment and technical skills. ENG 1101/1102; COMS 1110, MATH 1111; MATH 1121 NURS 3101; NURS 3102;
NURS 3103; NURS 3104;
NURS 4115; NURS 4116;
NURS 4117
Globally informed and prepared for a diverse world. Able to promote health, prevent disease, and support patients throughout the lifespan. Demonstrate knowledge in the areas of health promotion, risk
reduction and disease prevention, illness and disease management,
information and health care technologies, ethics, human diversity,
global health care, health care systems and policy.
HIST 2111/2112; POLS 2301/2401 ; BIO L 2511/2512;
CHEM 1211/2112; ECON 2105/2106;   SOCI 2293; POLS 1101; SOCI 1101;
NURS 3101; NURS 3102;
NURS 3103; NURS 3104;
NURS 4115; NURS 4116;
NURS 4117
Able to embrace change in positive ways. Assume the professional nursing roles of provider of care, designer/manager/coordinator of care and member of the
multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Formulate a plan for life-long learning as a professional nurse.

COMS 1010/1110; ECON 2105/2106; BIOL 2511/2512; CHEM
1211/1212; PSYC 1101, PSYC 2103, SOCI 1101; POLS 2101
NURS 3101; NURS 3102;
NURS 3103; NURS 3104;
NURS 4115; NURS 4116;
NURS 4117
Protectors of the environment Use evidence-based practice and research to improve nursing and healthcare. BIO L 2111/2112; CHEM 1151/1152; SOCI 2241; POLS 2401;MATH 1121 NURS 3101; NURS 3102;
NURS 3103; NURS 3104;
NURS 4115; NURS 4116;
NURS 4117

 

For questions regarding content or for further information, please email the department chair: Dr. Sylvia Rozier

Information subject to change.