Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing

The Mission of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing is to prepare professional nurse leaders by challenging students to be globally aware, embrace life-long learning, enhance health, and be extraordinary practitioners of the art and science of nursing. It is the belief of the faculty that nursing is a discipline of knowledge and a professional service based on caring, the central concept of nursing. As we reflect on this mission and the challenges of nursing education, we realize the unique position of our nursing program in a liberal arts institution. Students are encouraged to explore not only natural and social sciences, but also develop an understanding of the arts, history, world community, and communication. Nursing students at Brenau have opportunities to work with a state-of-the-art human patient simulator, become involved with the community through health fairs, participate in international study, and work closely with other majors on projects that impact the sustainability of our environment.


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

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing 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.

CCNE Site Visit for DNP

CCNE site visit for the DNP program Oct. 20-22, 2021. CCNE provides for comments by the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing community members (ie faculty, students, alumni, hospitals, etc). These comments will be shared with the evaluation team prior to their on-site evaluation but these are not shared with the program, the Accreditation Review Committee, or the Nursing Board. CCNE will accept comments until Sept. 29, 2021.

Please direct your comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K St NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001