Georgia Partners Forge Nursing Career Pathway


Wellstar Health System and a coalition of partners is launching a streamlined career pathway to nursing credentials with local schools and colleges. It begins with rising high school students and continues through dual high school-college credits to certifications and college nursing degrees. 

The pathway program was inspired by Georgia State Senator Lindsay Tippins and an ongoing partnership between the lieutenant governor’s office, Wellstar Health System, Technical College System of Georgia, University System of Georgia, Chattahoochee Technical College, Georgia Highlands College, Kennesaw State University, Georgia Department of Education, Cobb, Paulding and Marietta City Schools and the Georgia Board of Nursing. The Southern Regional Education Board facilitated the process.

“This is a real model for how schools, colleges and businesses can come together to forge clear pathways,” said SREB President Stephen Pruitt.