About the Georgia Board of Nursing
The Georgian Nurse
The Georgian Nurse is published quarterly and is the official publication of the Georgia Board of Nursing. Copies of The Georgian Nurse are available in every healthcare facility and nursing program in the State of Georgia. Additionally, an ePub link is emailed to all licensees with a valid email address.
History Of The Georgia Board Of Nursing
On August 22, 1907, the Georgia General Assembly passed legislation to create what would become known as the Georgia Board of Nursing. The newly created Board was tasked with regulating the growing field of registered professional nurses, as well as overseeing registered nursing education programs. The new legislation authorized then Governor M. Hoke Smith to appoint five members to the Board that would act on behalf of the citizens of Georgia. As such, on September 23, 1907, the first members of the Board were appointed and sworn into office. Less than a month later, on October 19, 1907, the first meeting of the Georgia Board of Nursing was called to order.
Tammy Bryant, RN, MSN - President, Practical Nursing Education Member
Merry Fort, RN, BS, Vice-President Nursing Service Administration Member
Darrell W. Thompson, RN, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC - Registered Nursing Education Member
Cynthia Summerlin, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Registered Nursing Education Member
Joshua Batson, NP-C, APRN Member
Roger Pierce, Nursing Service Administration Member
Ryan Loke, Consumer Member
Stephanie Dickerson, Nursing Service Administration Member
K. Andrea Phipps, LPN, Licensed Practical Nurse Member
Ashlan Porter, RN, Board Member
Jennifer Pipkin, RN, MSN, CRNA, Registered Nurse Member
Maceo Tanner, Licensed Practical Nurse Member
More information on Board Meetings and Events can be found on the Nursing Board Events page.
The Board uses advisory committees to assist with its regulatory work.