Ivester College of Health Sciences

Students help farmworkers and families in rural Georgia

This June, faculty and students in Brenau University’s Ivester College of Health Sciences traveled to a farming community near Moultrie, Georgia, to provide vital health care to workers and their children. This marked the third time Brenau’s Department of Physical Therapy has participated in the Farmworker Family Health Program, having previously visited in 2018 and […]

Brenau launches new Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing program

This past spring, Brenau University’s Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing launched a new Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing program. The ELMSN program, based at Brenau’s Norcross campus, held its first classes virtually May 10with on-ground classes beginning May 19. The program gives students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in five […]

Practicing for her people

Alumna Marshirl Locklear serving the Lumbee Tribe one patient at a time By Mark Ray Robeson County, North Carolina, ranks dead last among the Tar Heel State’s 100 counties for health outcomes and health factors like smoking and obesity. Diabetes, cancer, poverty and a lack of local medical specialists make it hard for the rural […]

Nursing programs receive coveted 10-year accreditation

Brenau University has been granted 10-year accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and post-master’s certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner programs. The reaccreditation of the BSN and MSN programs and new accreditation of the post-master’s certificate comes after […]

Living and learning

Brenau students a big part of Champions Place success Over the past year, occupational therapy students in Brenau University’s Ivester College of Health Sciences have been getting hands-on experience thanks to a partnership with Champions Place, an accessible residence where physically challenged young adults can live independently.  The partnership began after Windy Cruz, adjunct instructor […]

Physician Assistant Studies Program welcomes first students to campus

Physician Assistants in masks and face shields gather around display

After years of planning and preparation, Brenau University’s new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program officially launched Jan. 11 as students began classes in the recently renovated Brenau Downtown Center. The latest addition to the Ivester College of Health Sciences’ slate of graduate degree offerings features an inaugural cohort of 33 students from […]

Nursing faculty and students vaccinate 4,000 in community

Brenau held the first of several COVID-19 vaccination clinics for students in the Ivester College of Health Sciences’ Mary Inez School of Nursing on Jan. 19 to train those willing to volunteer their time to help vaccinate the larger community. At the clinic on Brenau’s Norcross campus, students volunteered to be vaccinated and learned how […]

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