On Thursday, July 21st, Toccoa Falls College Fetterman School of Nursing BSN program received initial approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing.  Commenting on the approval, TFC President, Dr. Robert Myers stated, 

“We are thrilled that the Georgia State Board of Nursing has recognized the excellence of our nursing curriculum. A nursing program was first considered at TFC fifty-two years ago. Today this dream continues to become a reality with the new Fetterman School of Nursing. We are thankful for God's wonderful provision.” 

Groundbreaking for the new Fetterman School of Nursing was held May 5, 2016 on the grounds of Toccoa Falls College. Construction is currently underway and the first class of students are expected to enroll in Fall 2017.  The new nursing facility will provide students with exceptional opportunities to engage in innovative learning, housing state-of-the-art skill laboratories, simulated patient suites, classrooms and administrative offices.  Dean of Nursing, Deborah Alvater, also commented on the approval stating, 

“The legacy of the Fetterman School of Nursing at Toccoa Falls College has begun. We continue to be delighted as God paves the way for this program to become a reality. We were confident in our program and we are pleased the Georgia Board of Nursing has shown its confidence in us through their initial approval. It has always been our desire to equip nurses who will shape the profession of nursing and have a profound impact in transforming healthcare and transforming lives. We are now one step closer.”