KSU to bring bachelor’s nursing degree program to Appalachian Tech

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 8‚ 2007) — With the approval Wednesday of the Board of Regents of the…

Georgia (Aug 8, 2007) — KSU to bring bachelor’s nursing degree program to Appalachian Tech

Jeremy Craig


Program to help meet need for nurses in northwest Georgia

Contact: Director of University Relations
Frances Weyand Harrison

Writer: Jeremy Craig‚ 770−423−6203 or jcraig19@kennesaw.edu

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 8‚ 2007) — With the approval Wednesday of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University will bring its top−notch Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to the Appalachian Technical College in Jasper‚ Ga. The Georgia Board of Nursing will review the proposed satellite at their September meeting.

The accelerated baccalaureate degree program‚ under the auspices of the School of Nursing in the WellStar College of Health and Human Services‚ will help to meet a documented need for nurses in the Jasper area and other parts of northwest Georgia. The program is designed for students who hold bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines and have decided to enter the nursing field.

A similar KSU program exists on the campus of Georgia Highlands College in Rome‚ a two−year University System of Georgia institution.

Classes in the KSU program at Appalachian Tech are expected to begin during the spring semester of 2008. KSU has received $189‚320 in grant funding from the Georgia Board of Regents Nursing Education Task Force to start the program.

“Kennesaw State has an established record of working with other higher education institutions to prepare the state’s workforce in critical areas‚ and this partnership with Appalachian Technical College allows us to continue such efforts‚” said KSU President Daniel S. Papp. “This is another great example of how KSU helps to meet the state’s workforce demands‚ and will help us expedite the critical production of nurses in Georgia.”

“Appalachian Technical College is honored to have the opportunity to partner with Kennesaw State University‚” said Appalachian Technical College President Sanford Chandler. “It is a huge compliment to our college that KSU will have a presence on our campus and demonstrates a productive and beneficial working relationship between both schools.”

Officials with both institutions met this summer to discuss the partnership‚ and viewed designs for renovations of Appalachian Tech's 11‚000−square−foot Health Sciences Wing‚ which are anticipated to be completed by early next year. The wing will be used for students in the KSU program at the Jasper campus.

Appalachian Technical College‚ located 38 miles northeast of Kennesaw State‚ is governed under the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education‚ which administers the state’s technical colleges.

For more information about the WellStar College‚ visit www.kennesaw.edu/col_hhs. For more about Appalachian Tech‚ visit www.appalachiantech.edu.


A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu