East Georgia State College is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Sylvia Rozier to their faculty. Dr. Rozier joined EGSC as the new Director of Nursing and will be in charge of the new Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, which was recently approved and is slated to begin in 2017.
“I’m pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Sylvia Rozier to lead our newly-approved RN-BSN program at East Georgia State College,” said Dr. Jimmy Wedincamp, Dean of the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. “Dr. Rozier comes to us from Middle Georgia State University, where she served as the Assistant Department Chair of Nursing. She has over forty years combined experience in the nursing field and we look forward to the growth and expansion of the nursing program as we strive to fulfill the growing healthcare needs of our area and the State of Georgia.”
Prior to Dr. Rozier’s position at MGSC, she was the Chair of the Allied Health Division of Heart of Georgia Technical College. She has also held positions at Savannah Memorial Hospital’s Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care Unit, Houston Medical Center Medical Intensive Care Unit, and the Carl Vinson V.A. Medical Center as a staff nurse.
“I do not think that it is by chance that I am here, especially when I first heard the radio ad ‘You Can Go Anywhere from Here,’” said Dr. Rozier. “I started my nursing career at Swainsboro Vocational School in 1976 (a satellite campus at the old Laurens Memorial Hospital in Dublin.) Life has a way of coming full circle.”
After earning her practical nursing diploma from Swainsboro Vocational School, she went on to earn her Associate of Science in Nursing from Middle Georgia College, her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Georgia College and State University, her Masters of Science in Nursing (Adult Health/Nurse Educator Role) from Georgia College and State University, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (with a concentration in Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) from Georgia Regents University. She is currently a registered professional nurse by the Georgia Board of Nursing, and has received many professional recognitions throughout her career, including Teacher of the Year at Heart of Georgia Technical College and Board Member of the Year for Leadership Dublin-Laurens and United Way.
“The Bachelors of Science in Nursing program is an essential element of high-quality healthcare in this community,” said EGSC President Bob Boehmer. “It is also key to East Georgia State College’s strategic goals. We are truly fortunate to have Dr. Rozier’s experience, expertise and passion as she leads this program.”
“I embrace the philosophy that people do not care about how much you know until they know about how much you care,” said Dr. Rozier. “Forty years of being a nurse has taught me that, when you are passionate about something, you can move beyond ordinary to extraordinary with hope and perseverance. Never give up your hope! I also believe that, to be successful, you must act and think like where you are headed, not where you are today.”
EGSC has been approved for a four-year degree in nursing.