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Patti Simmons, RN, MN, CNE

Title: Assistant Professor, Nursing
Phone: 678-717-2327

Office: Oakwood Building, 134, Gainesville
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Patti has taught at the University of North Georgia for over 19 years. She was facilitator of the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program, Gainesville campus for 12 years. She then moved to the Dahlonega campus and assumed ASN Program Coordinator for three years. Upon closing of the ASN program, she assumed the role of BSN Program Coordinator. Due to the expansion of the BSN program, Patti is proud to be back at Oakwood again as BSN Coordinator of the Gainesville campus. Her work experience includes 43 years of nursing, some in nursing management at Northeast Georgia Health System, oncology care at Emory University Hospital, hospice care and education in Athens, Georgia and Gainesville.

Professional Organizations

  • Tau Psi, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
  • End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)
  • Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association (HPNA)
  • Lanier Chapter Oncology Nursing Society


  • R.N., Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing
  • M.N., Adult Oncology, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emory University
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), National League of Nursing

Research/Special Interests

  • Oncology care
  • Palliative care

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