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Dina Swearngin

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EdD, 2015

Dina M. Swearngin, a native of Atlanta and a registered nurse for more than 20 years, serves as the Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Nursing at Chamberlin University. 

Previously, Swearngin held the role as the chair of the Health Sciences Department in the College of Graduate & Professional Studies at Point University. She also once held the position of course coordinator for the School of Nursing at Clayton State University, where she also served as the chair of the Admission and Progression committee.  Prior to her transition to full-time teaching, she worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Grady Health System and DeKalb Medical System for a combined 18 years serving as staff nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor.

In 2010, Swearngin was honored by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of Georgia’s top nurses with a nomination for the annual Nursing Excellence Award and in 2013 was a finalist for the Smith Award, the top recognition for faculty at Clayton State.

Swearngin has served Clayton State University as a Foundation Board Trustee. She also was a board member for the alumni association for 15 years, serving 14 of those years as an executive board member and a term as president. She is a member of the National League of Nursing and was been the leadership succession chair and a past president of the Xi Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the international honors society of nursing. 

She holds a Master of Science in nursing with an emphasis in nursing education from Clayton State University and has been teaching in the classroom and Atlanta acute care agencies for the BSN and RN-BSN programs for five years. 

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