When fall semester classes begin at Shorter University (Aug. 16), students in the School of Nursing will return to a newly accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program and a full complement of faculty who not only bring extensive nursing experience and educational credentials to the classroom but also a passion for Shorter’s mission as a Christ-centered university.
The BSN program at Shorter, which was recently accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, is led by Dr. Angela Haynes, who has been promoted to the position of Dean of the School of Nursing. She has served as Assistant Professor of Nursing at Shorter since 2011 and as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Georgia since 2007.
Dr. Haynes will lead a full complement of faculty members, including School of Nursing veteran Roxanne Johnston, who has served as Assistant Professor of Nursing at Shorter since January 2009. Mrs. Johnston was one of the first nursing faculty members hired for Shorter University’s School of Nursing and played an instrumental role in the establishment of the university’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.
In addition, the School of Nursing welcomes four new full-time faculty members: veteran nursing educator Dr. Twilla Haynes, Carol Brown, Kris Douglass, and Rachel Moyer Johnson. The new nursing faculty includes an increase of one full-time faculty position, added to meet the growing enrollment of Shorter’s nursing program. The first class of 24 BSN students graduated from Shorter in May. This fall the program will welcome 34 senior nursing majors and 48 junior nursing majors.
“God has equipped us beautifully with a faculty who have a wealth of experience in nursing,” Dr. Angela Haynes said. “We are expert nurses because of the skills we have honed for years; we bring that experience to our students. We also have a passion for student success and a desire to be here at Shorter University, where we can offer the absolute best nursing education and couple that with a Christ-centered approach.