Governor Appoints Alumna to Board of Nursing

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AtlantaGov. Sonny Perdue recently announced the appointment of Mercer alumna Delynn Marie Keeton to the Georgia Board of Nursing.

Consisting of eight members, the Georgia Board of Nursing is responsible for the regulation of 85,000 registered professional nurses and 4,500 advanced practice registered nurses. Board members also develop guidelines that set the standards for nursing practice, education and qualifications for licensure. Each member is selected by the governor.

Keeton, a 1982 graduate of the Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, currently serves as the director of risk management for DeKalb Regional Healthcare System. She previously served as the director of nursing and as the interim CEO at Decatur Hospital.

In the community, Keeton has shared her time with the Ronald McDonald House, of which she has served as president. She is also a member of the Sterling Institutional Review Board.

With more than 100 years of experience in nursing education, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing is the only nursing school in the Southeast to require three years of clinical training. Located on Mercer University’s Atlanta campus, the College offers students access to more than 40 metro area health care agencies and provides students with a broad base of nursing skills in addition to its degree programs. 

Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as three regional academic centers. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 14 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South. The Princeton Review has listed Mercer among The Best 351 Colleges in North America.