Welcome to the WellStar School of Nursing, the largest nursing program in north Georgia. We offer baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees and have an accelerated track for students with degrees in other fields. Our graduates consistently perform above the national average on the state licensing exam and our nurse practitioner graduates have a high pass rate on the certification exam.


  • Faculty Spotlight on Teaching

    Mary Beth Maguire featured at WellStar College event where she presented on excellence in teaching (video).
  • 20 Years in Oaxaca

    2015 marks the 20th consecutive study abroad for WellStar School of Nursing students to Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • Textbook Transformation Project

    Nursing faculty work to develop and adopt no-cost learning materials.
  • New Faculty Member

    Dr. Lauren Godley received her PhD in Nursing Education and Administration from William Carey University. She specializes in medical-surgical nursing, mental health nursing and simulation.


Change in WellStar Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Leadership: Dr. Dwayne Hooks is the Coordinator for the Nurse Practitioner Program.

Suspension of MSN: Nursing Education Leadership Track. After careful consideration, the decision has been made to suspend admissions to the MSN:Nursing Education Leadership in the Digital World track until Fall 2018.

Change in BSN Leadership. Dr. Rebecca Shabo is the Interim Associate Director and Dr. Janice Flynn is the Interim Assistant Director for the BSN in Nursing Program.



  • New Audiovisual System

    The WellStar School of Nursing is adding a state-of-the-art audiovisual recording system in the Simulation Labs to enhance student learning.

  • Careers in Nursing

    For employment opportunities in the WellStar School of Nursing (click here). Seeking to reinstate your Nursing Licensure in Georgia (click here).

  • Make an Impact

    Your generous donation to the WellStar School of Nursing allows our students to move toward the future. Give here!