School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Polly Astin, DNP, CNM

Associate Professor 


Dr. Astin teaches Pharmacology and the Women’s Health and Obstetric content in the Family nursing course for the junior level. She is part of the team teaching Health Assessment.


Dr. Astin is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Georgia Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, and the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She currently serves as treasurer for the R. H. Daniel School of Nursing Honor Society. Currently, Dr. Astin serves on the Board of Directors for the Evie Peters Foundation, a nonprofit organization to assist those in the community who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Clinical Practice/Expertise

As a nurse for over 30 years, Dr. Astin has practiced in various settings with the last 25 years in Obstetric nursing. She is certified as a nurse-midwife by the American College of Nurse-Midwives Certification Council. Prior to teaching, Dr. Astin practiced full-scope midwifery for 13 years in Rome, GA.


Associate Degree in Nursing, Georgia Highlands College (Floyd College); Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting, Shorter University; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Jacksonville State University; Master of Science in Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Doctor of Nursing Practice, Medical College of Georgia

Contact Information
Office: Daniel Hall 409
Office phone: 706-776-0116
Fax: 706-778-0701
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Piedmont College
R.H. Daniel School of Nursing and Health Sciences
P. O. Box 10
Demorest, GA 30535