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Lehigh Carbon Community College

By Jordan Beach

Reinhardt University’s 133rd Commencement Ceremony includes an additional set of students in its graduating class, as the Cauble School of Nursing & Health Sciences graduates its first nursing cohort. Not only are these graduates the first of their kind—their cohort is 100 percent employed.


Twenty-two student-nurses graduated Thursday, and they all leave Reinhardt already employed.

“I am so thankful and humbled that cohort one trusted me and took the risk with us to build this school,” said Dr. Glynis Blackard, founding dean of the Cauble School of Nursing & Health Sciences. “I am so proud of their accomplishments and how they have already impacted and saved lives in this community and will exponentially increase their influence as Registered Nurses. I am so thankful that they will be able to attain their goal and dream of becoming an RN. I am beyond grateful to all our clinical partners and the clinical facilities that have chosen to partner with us and recruited and hired our graduates. I am so comforted to know that these graduates will be in the community providing care.”

Blackard believes that when nursing students put their hard-earned skills into practice, it fulfills their dreams of helping people. Once in the field, graduates will see their impact in the community.

Reinhardt University offers all its students, including nursing students, a unique experience as a liberal arts university. Blackard attributes the success of the first nursing graduates to the holistic education Reinhardt’s faculty offers across all disciplines.

“Well-rounded professional nurses are made with curriculum that is rich in the liberal arts because well-rounded professional nurses are both artists and scientists,” said Blackard. “The amazing thing about learning in a liberal arts environment is the ability to utilize knowledge and skill taught in one area across multiple areas of life.”

Congratulations to the Cauble School of Nursing & Health Sciences’ nursing graduates for the success of your degree and for securing jobs to start your nursing careers. The following is where Reinhardt alumni will be working after graduation:


  • Wellstar Kennestone Hospital CCU (Coronary Care Unit)
  • Northside Cherokee Hospital, Surgical Services OR: Intraop
  • Northside Cherokee Hospital in the Emergency Department
  • Redmond Regional Medical Center—ICU
  • Medical ICU at Emory University Hospital
  • Emergency department at Cartersville Medical Center
  • Sacred Journey Hospice
  • Northside Cherokee ER
  • Northside Atlanta ED
  • Cartersville Medical Center ER
  • Northside Hospital Cherokee on their Cardiac Unit
  • University of South Alabama Medical Center – Surgical- Trauma ICU
  • Piedmont Mountainside
  • Piedmont Mountainside on the Medical-surgical floor
  • Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, ED
  • Intensive Care Unit of Northside Hospital Forsyth
  • Northside Hospital Forsyth, Oncology
  • Northside Cherokee in their emergency department
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta- Scottish Rite
  • WellStar North Fulton Hospital in the Emergency Department
  • Cartersville Medical Center in their ICU
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta