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Department of Nutrition


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Every day our health care system faces increasing demands from new health risks and an aging population. The Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions gives aspiring health care workers and those who work in the health informatics field the knowledge they need to meet these demands and safeguard the nation’s health and well-being. From nurses and nurse practitioners to physical therapists, respiratory therapists and registered dietitians, our graduates are trained to not only provide high-quality, sensitive care to their patients but also to be leaders in their fields — those who guide health care and build a healthier nation for years to come.

Since 1968, we have prepared more than 9,300 health care professionals for vitally important careers and produced innovative research to both solve current health care issues and anticipate problems on the horizon. Every dollar you donate to the college is an investment in improving our nation’s overall health.



  • Student Scholarships

    Provide scholarship and fellowship support for our students to pursue their education and participate in national and international learning experiences.

  • Endowed Chairs and Professorships

    Recruit and retain the best leaders in the field to enhance teaching and scholarly recognition.

  • Technology, Equipment and Naming Opportunities

    Provide the best possible laboratory and learning environment compatible with a nationally ranked top 50 school of nursing and health professions.

Dean Kropf


We envision a Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions that will lead the Southeast in healthcare research and clinical education to deliver the best new healthcare professionals available to the marketplace.

At some point in life, everyone will need a healthcare professional. The Lewis College will create models of purposeful and practical leadership for educating the “people who treat people” and ultimately providing exemplary care for all patients.

Expanding our scholarship base will allow us to use scholarships to bring in top undergraduate and graduate healthcare students who can anticipate and meet the healthcare needs of multi-cultural, urban populations.

Growing the environment for visiting scholars, named chairs and endowed professorships will help us to expose our students to top experts in healthcare education. Continuing to improve our simulation labs will also boost our students’ educational experience.

Enhancing community partnerships allows us to place our students in the best clinical training facilities, and building our study abroad programs is providing a more robust international clinical experience.

Nancy Kropf is a gerontologist and social worker whose research and scholarship focus is primarily on older adults as care providers for younger generations.


It’s easy — and rewarding — to invest in Georgia State’s future through a private gift. You can quickly make an online gift here and now. If you prefer, Georgia State development representatives are ready to help you create a named endowment or leave a legacy gift that reflects your personal interests. They can assist, as well, with corporate and matching gifts.



  • Victoria Dorsey
  • (404) 413-1089
  • Mailing address:Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions, Georgia State University, PO Box 3995, Atlanta, Ga. 30302-3995
  • Office location: Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions, Georgia State University, 140 Decatur St. SE, 8th Floor, Atlanta, Ga. 30303