New Nurse Practitioner Sheryl Olson Joins Brenau

Sheryl Olson, the new nurse practitioner at Brenau's Center for Health and Well-Being.
Sheryl Olson, the new nurse practitioner at Brenau’s Center for Health and Well-Being.

There’s a new face at the Center for Health & Well-Being on the Gainesville historic campus – nurse practitioner Sheryl Olson.

Olson, who grew up in New England and relocated to Georgia in 1999, started the position last week.

She received a B.S.N. from Worcester State College in 1997, later earning her M.S.N. from Kennesaw State University in 2008. She has previously worked at the Barrow Medical Center, the Clearview Medical Center Emergency Department, St. Joseph’s Urgent Care and Take Care Health Systems.

Olson said the university provides a charming change of pace and scenery. She said she’s especially excited about working alongside Brenau’s counselors and its up-and-coming occupational and physical therapy students.

The cheery, inviting mood around campus, Olson said, is what drew her to Brenau.

“Everyone was very welcoming and very kind,” she said. “It’s just a family atmosphere.”

Among those most ecstatic to have Olson as a part of that family is Vice President of Student Services Amanda Lammers.

“Her vast experience as a family nurse practitioner in a variety of settings will provide expansive and excellent care for our students and staff,” she said. “We could not be more thrilled to have her as a part of the Student Services team.”