Lewis selected as Practical Nursing Dept. Head

Nursing instructor with studentsSAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College recently selected Rimina Lewis as its department head for Practical Nursing. As department head, she teaches and coordinates academic programs, advises students, supervises faculty and performs various departmental and college-wide assignments. She will manage the Practical Nursing program at the College’s Savannah and Liberty campuses.

She has been a nursing instructor for the College since 2008. She has a nearly two decades of experience in nursing. She has a master’s degree in nursing/nursing education and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix. She also completed nursing training at Horry-Georgetown Technical College.

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), under the direction of physicians and registered nurses, care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled. Program graduates receive a practical nursing diploma and have the qualifications of an entry-level practical nurse. Employment of LPNs is projected to grow much faster than average. Overall job prospects are expected to be very good, but job outlook varies by industry. The best job opportunities will occur in nursing care facilities and home healthcare services. Savannah Technical College offers the competitive-admission LPN program at the Savannah and Liberty campuses. For more information about Practical Nursing, contact STC Health Sciences Advisor Cindy Cole at 912.443.5721 or


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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

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