Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing

Become the Nurse your Community Needs

Our faculty believe that nursing is a discipline of knowledge and service rooted in caring for others. Knowing first-hand the challenges of pursuing a nursing education and career, our professors are personally invested in helping you succeed. Nursing students at Brenau have the opportunity to work with a state-of-the-art human patient simulator, become involved in the community through health fairs, participate in international study, and work closely with other majors on projects that impact environmental sustainability. 

Our mission 

The mission of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing is to prepare professional nurse leaders by challenging students to be globally aware, embrace lifelong learning, enhance health and be extraordinary practitioners of the art and science of nursing. 

Why Brenau Nursing?


Receive individualized learning with our small class sizes.

Earn your degree among a diverse group of students and faculty.

Learn in close proximity to Northeast Georgia Health System’s hospitals and clinics

School of Nursing Faculty and Staff

Our nursing faculty and staff understand what it takes to become a qualified nurse because they’ve been there. With decades of combined educational and clinical experience, each member of our department is devoted to your success, so you can not only pursue a stable and fulfilling career, but better the lives of others.

Nursing Faculty and Staff
Professor Helping Student
Martis Ferguson

Meet one of our Nursing Alumni

“Brenau was very welcoming. I never had any issues in school, when I needed help. Brenau has a very good reputation in the community. While we were working in the hospital (Northeast Georgia Medical Center), we had clinicals. And, they always thought very highly of Brenau nursing students because most of the nurses at the hospital went to Brenau. I’ve always wanted to help people, and my goal as a nurse is to help people in their most vulnerable times.”

–Martis Ferguson, travel nurse, 2019 alumnus

Contact Us

Troy Heidesch, DNP, MSN, BSN
School of Nursing Director
Phone: 770-534-6185

Michael L. Jones, PhD, MBA, RN
Richards Endowed Graduate Nursing Chair
Research Development Coordinator

Laura Hart, MSN, RN
Undergraduate Chair
Phone: 770-599-7357

More Resources

The baccalaureate in nursing degree, masters in science of nursing degree, and post-masters certificate program at Brenau is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The Brenau University Department of Nursing has full approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing.