Armstrong State adds nursing programs
The College of Health Professions at Armstrong State University has launched two new nursing programs to help remedy a projected shortage of nurses statewide.
“By 2020, the nursing profession is expected to grow 26 percent and produce 712,000 new jobs, and we are preparing our graduates to fill that need,” said nursing department chair Catherine Gilbert.
In the summer of 2015, the College of Health Professions will offer the family nurse practitioner graduate degree program to allow registered nurses to become a practitioner responsible for managing families in primary care settings.
It will prepare graduates for certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
In the fall of 2014, Armstrong introduced the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program. This three-semester program allows students with a bachelor’s degree in other fields to become a nurse in just one year. It prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
For more information, visit http://www.armstrong.edu/Health_professions/nursing/nursing_welcome or call 912-344-2575.
Airport recycling Christmas trees
Savannah/Hilton Head International is going green this Christmas by sponsoring a “Bring one for the Chipper” tree recycling drop off location where area residents can put their discarded Christmas trees to good use. The airport’s drop off site is open now through Jan. 12 at the corner of Airways Avenue and Gulfstream Road. Residents are asked to remove all lights, string, wire, metal hooks, nails, ornaments, tinsel, fake snow and bags before dropping off trees.
The trees will be ground into mulch and will provide ground cover that reduces soil erosion, and conserves water in landscaping at the airport. Some of the trees will also be used in the numerous airport lake and pond habitats.
Georgia Southern, N.C. institute launch joint project
STATESBORO — The Georgia Southern University Herty Advanced Materials Development Center (Herty) and the Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University have announced the launch of a cooperative research and development agreement to the accelerate the development of novel specialty fibers.
Tailor-made fibers could have an immediate impact on technical textiles as global nonwovens sales continue their explosive growth from $26 billion in 2014 to a projected $46 billion in 2020.
Performance bi-component fibers could have a big impact in the medical and filtration industries with 2014 sales of $1.5 billion and $3.5 billion, respectively.
The agreement brings together two research organizations to overcome the technical challenges in commercializing specialty fibers.
Georgia Southern sustainability projects get funding
STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University’s Center for Sustainability recently announced that the Sustainability Fee Committee has allocated $198,997 in funding for 11 sustainability projects at the university in its second funding cycle.
The Sustainability Fee committee had received 25 proposals asking for a combined $725,836. Fifteen academic departments in six colleges, as well as the Garden of the Coastal Plain, Campus Recreation and Intramurals and the Division of Facilities Services submitted proposals.
The winning projects represent a range of solutions from instant savings with LED lighting upgrades to high-speed computer networks designed to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, water bottle filler installations, a green wall for the City Campus and solar powered trash and recycling compactors.
For more information, contact Lissa M. Leege at firstname.lastname@example.org.