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Nursing & Health Sciences Undergraduate

The Piedmont College R.H. Daniel School of Nursing and Health Sciences invites you to learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Nursing. We also offer bachelor's degree programs in Health Care Administration; Athletic Training; Exercise and Sport Science; and Health, Nutrition and Wellness. Programs are offered at Demorest and Athens campuses unless noted.

Stories & Highlights

King named Coppage Scholar

As a veteran and volunteer, Kimberly King has devoted much of her life to giving to others. In fact, her career choice – nursing – epitomizes self-sacrifice and service.
A nursing student at Piedmont’s Athens campus, King served 12 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, most of them as a rescue swimmer. When she’s not in class, she cares for a blended family of eight children and looks after her husband, Robert, a veteran who is combat disabled.

Earlier this month, King, a native of North Carolina, was selected as a 2020 Coppage Scholar by Emory University. The $5,000 scholarship is named for Dr. W. Mark Coppage, an anesthesiologist who died 1989 and was known for his volunteerism and philanthropy. The scholarship is awarded to nursing students who demonstrate leadership, compassion, and empathy for their patients.

King, who has volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Wounded Warriors Foundation and Final Salute, was selected over 93 scholarship applicants. A junior, she plans to graduate in May, 2021.    - By Maggie Moody


Grit, Hard Work, & Devotion

It’s been about two decades since Dr. Frances Brown first stepped onto Piedmont’s campus. Back then, she had a herculean job: start a nursing program. In her mind was an endless checklist: program accreditation, student recruitment, developing curriculum, hiring faculty, and a feasibility study among many others.

But Brown, then 64, was uniquely equipped for success. She had recently retired as the Dean of the College of Nursing at Valdosta State University, which had 425 students and 25 faculty. FULL STORY

Disaster Drill 2019

The Piedmont College R.H. Daniel School of Nursing & Health Sciences along with state and area emergency agencies held a simulated fire disaster drill at the college in Demorest Wednesday.

Nursing students from the Demorest and Athens campuses simulated an explosion and fire disaster at Swanson Center for the Performing Arts.   Around 100 senior-year nursing students exercised their academic skills as first responders, emergency medical coordinators and field trauma specialists to a variety of medical emergencies and injuries. FULL STORY

Learning from Lions

Piedmont College Athletics hosted the third annual high school athletic training conference. The conference kicks off every fall at the Mize Athletic Center on the Demorest campus and is part of the required curriculum for students majoring in athletic training. The conference is host to about 40 students who attend nearby high schools. READ MORE

Supporting our troops

Last summer, Associate Professor Patricia Miller at the R.H. Daniel School of Nursing and Health Sciences participated in a “Family Readiness Event” for the U.S. Army 48th Brigade with her daughter, Kathryn “Kate” Miller, who was preparing to put her civilian career as a detention officer on hold to serve in Afghanistan. 

The event was to inform the soldiers and their families about all aspects of a military deployment – when they depart, when they will return and things to expect. FULL STORY