Message from the Dean
Valdosta State University College of Nursing and Health Sciences welcomes you to our website, the gateway to professional nursing education in South Georgia. I am both proud and humbled to serve as the academic administrator for this institution. I have the privilege of working with excellent faculty, staff and students, but the most significant aspect of my position is the knowledge that I come to work each day involved in the most influential and respected of all health professions. In so many ways the profession of nursing touches people's lives and profoundly impacts the wellbeing our communities, our nation and beyond.
The faculty of the VSU College of Nursing and Health Sciences are dedicated to improving the health care of our region through the preparation of a professional nursing workforce characterized by enthusiasm, skill, knowledge, and honor. Through the establishment of a teaching/learning environment based in empathy, aesthetics, science and technology, faculty and staff work to sustain a culture of caring, competency and creativity. Our graduates assume leadership in nursing and health care from clinical decision making at the patient’s bedside, to the corporate board rooms of major health care organizations. Our students have the opportunity to explore careers in a wide variety of acute care and community settings, working with role models from all specialties within nursing.
Each day I come to work excited about the possibilities for nursing! I look for ways to better support our college and ideas to foster innovative and mutually satisfying relationships with our clinical partners. My most important job, though, is maintaining the vision of valued nursing roles in the delivery of quality health care. To do this, I must consistently listen to others who tell me what they need, bring people together in collaboration, and make sure each individual is valued and respected in our academic community.
This website is created to assist you in understanding the College of Nursing, in negotiating our procedures for applications and articulation in our educational programs, and in making good decisions about your professional and academic career. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or needs. Nursing is a great future just waiting for you to join!
Dr. Sheri Noviello