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SURGE Center

“SURGE” stands for Successful Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Enhancement.  The SURGE Center’s focus is to advise and counsel students for success entering and progressing through the nursing program.  Staff in the SURGE Center include a full time Academic Advisor, Clinical Coordinator, Retention Specialist, and a part-time Career Counselor.  We look forward to the opportunity to work with you as you pursue a nursing degree at Georgia Southwestern State University.

Teresa Teasley jdPaula Bryant

Retention Specialists

Dr. Teresa Teasley and Ms. Paula Bryant serve as the Retention Specialists for pre-nursing and nursing majors at GSW. They provide individualized academic counseling and develop individualized academic plans.  They also provide links for students to campus resources (e.g. financial aid, counseling, tutors).   Workshops on study skills, time management, note taking, and test taking are offered throughout the semester.  Their offices are located in the Carter I building, and through phone 229-931-2275. 

Dreena Hoffman  jd

Academic Advisor

Mrs. Dreena Hoffman is the Academic Advisor for pre-nursing and nursing students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at GSW.  Mrs. Hoffman is a professional advisor who will partner with students during completion of pre-nursing and nursing requirements and will assist in developing an educational plan.  Her office is located in the Carter I building, Room 225 and her office number is (229) 931-2662.

Liz Kelly jd

Career Counselor

Mrs. Liz Kelly is the Career Counselor for pre-nursing and nursing students.  She provides counseling regarding career decisions and will help students develop skills to prepare for a new career.  She has expertise in professional communication, writing a resume and cover letter, interview techniques, and mock interviews.  Ms. Kelly’s office is located in the Carter I building, Room 227 and her office number is (229) 931-2032.

Jessica-Ouzts

Clinical Services Manager

Ms. Jessica Ouzts is the Clinical Services Manager for GSW’s School of Nursing.  She helps arrange preceptorship and clinical experiences for students, negotiates for clinical spaces at area facilities, and monitors clinical requirements of students.  Ms. Ouzts' office is located in the Carter I building, Room 234 and her office number is (229) 931-2604.

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