Wellstar Community Report – July 2018 - June 2020


Building on our longstanding relationship, Kennesaw State University and Wellstar Health System are partnering to address Georgia’s nursing shortage.

Thanks to an exciting and generous partnership with Wellstar Health System, Kennesaw State University (KSU), home to one of the state's premier nursing programs, will have the resources available to make great strides toward simultaneously addressing their students' needs and helping to tackle the state's nursing shortage. Wellstar Health System is investing almost $9 million in KSU's nursing program. This will

enable them to double the size of the nursing program from 512 to 1,024 students in just five years. In addition, this partnership will afford KSU the opportunity to hire new faculty and staff and to create an endowment to provide 50 student scholarships each year. This expanded partnership will ensure that KSU remains at the forefront of the critical effort to educate and train Georgia's next generation of exceptional nurses.

“Kennesaw State is fortunate to have a partner like Wellstar Health System who shares our commitment to excellence and community service, who believes in the potential of our students and who supports the work of our faculty and staff.” – KSU President Pamela Whitten

Morehouse Internship Chartered in 1981, Morehouse School of

Medicine (MSM) confers Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees to a diverse cohort of health professionals each year. This year, Wellstar welcomed its first MSM MPH student intern, Raven Crowder, BS. Her experience supporting the Center for Health Equity’s community-based COVID-19 response and food access projects complements her coursework in community- focused public health practice. Raven intends to enroll in a Physician Assistant degree program after graduation.


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