Center for Strategic Initiatives

East Central Regional Hospital (ECRH) 

GA Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities have partnered with AU College of Nursing, MCG Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, and East Central Regional Hospital. ECRH has two campuses: Augusta (187 bed facility for mental health and forensic services) and Gracewood (40 bed skilled nursing facility along with 163 bed intermediate care for people with developmental disabilities). 

Services the College of Nursing offers:

  • CON recruits and manages nursing staff which include Nurse Executives, Nurse Educators, Managers and Supervisors, Staff RNs and LPNs, and Patient Care Technicians.
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Augusta University Nursing Associates, Inc. (Practice Plan) 

The purposes of the Nursing Faculty Practice Plan are to:

1) Further the service, education, and research missions of the university, a component of the University System of Georgia governed by the Board of Regents

2) To enable faculty to maintain clinical competence, fulfill certification requirements and share expertise with other health care providers; and,

3) To provide additional revenue streams for the College of Nursing and salary supplementation for the faculty members. Integration of clinical practice, education and research through faculty practice promotes high quality, cost effective health care and increases access to care.

The Plan may also engage in charitable activities to benefit the AU College of Nursing in line with the appropriate Internal Revenue Code for charitable organizations. Clinical placement and education of students is also optimized through faculty practice. Faculty practice opportunities are helpful for the recruitment and retention of top quality faculty.

CON Professional Development

CSI offers professional development and training opportunities which are aimed to enlighten and enrich faculty and staff members. These opportunities are implemented in a variety of ways including, instructor-led, webinars, or blended training programs to support the mission and core values of the College of Nursing.

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   Health Sciences Bldg, 4th Floor, EC-4348
   987 Saint Sebastian Way, Augusta, GA 30912-2613