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Dr. Comfort Obi

Associate Professor

Office: Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education & College of Health 214 F
School of Nursing
College of Health


Dr. Obi has over 40 years of nursing experience, with most spent in nursing leadership positions in acute and non-acute care settings. Her areas of specialty include women health, critical care, community health, organizational behavior and development. She served on a nursing board for 10 years and was involved with nursing education, licensure and program evaluation. Before joining Clayton State University in 2017, she was a director in women and infant services at an Atlanta's acute care hospital. Dr. Obi enjoys teaching and mentoring future nurses. In addition to teaching undergraduate nursing students, she teaches nurses in the RN-BSN completion program and uses knowledge and experience garnered from this program in her role as Executive Board member of the National RN-Baccalaureate Faculty Forum. As a motivational and conference speaker, she has presented at nursing and leadership conferences both nationally and internationally. She is a member of several professional associations including Sigma, and is a Fellow of West African College of Nursing. Dr. Obi is published in peer-reviewed journals and her doctoral work has received wide readership both at home and globally.


Other, Basic/General Nursing, Ahmadu Bello University Hospital, 1976

BSN, Nursing, University of Ibadan, 1981

Other, Post- graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, University of Lagos, 1990

MBA, Business Administration, University of Lagos, 1992

MSN, Nursing Education, Clayton State University, 2015

DNP, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Georgia College and State University, 2017

Awards and Honors

Committment to AWHONN, AWHONN Metro-Atlanta Chapter, Honor, 2012

Excellence in Nursing. Finalist Nurse of the Year, March of Dimes, Georgia Chapter, Award, 2014

Intellectual Contributions

Comfort Obi, Effectiveness of Breastfeeding Champions on Breastfeeding–Exclusive Breastfeeding, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing(JOGNN)/ELSEVIER – June 2019

Comfort Obi, A Professional Journey with the West African College of Nursing, OUTCOMES, e-newsletter of Doctors of Nursing Practice, Inc. – August 1 2017

Victoria Foster, Comfort N Obi, Lisa Smiley, Kimberly Campbell, Elicia Collins, Rebecca Morgan, Grace Nteff, Using Smartphone Technology in HIV Prevention Among On-Campus Residents , i-managers' Journal of Nursing –

Victoria Foster, Elicia Collins, Dianne Nelson, Comfort Obi, Jennie Bergen, Rebecca Morgan, Susan Gronka, Angela L Hollis, Shereda Taylor, Crystal Marchant, Annette Crew-Gooden, Samina Damani, Martricia Turner, Examining the Perceptions of Clinical Competence of Undergraduate Nursing Students During the Era of Social Distancing, i-manager's Journal on Nursing –

Melanie Poudevigne, Comfort N Obi, Michelle Nelson, Naquilla Thomas, Tamara Thompson, What’s in Your Culture? Embracing Stability and the New Digital Age in Moving Colleges of Health Professions Virtually during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Experiential Narrative Review, MDPI Education Sciences – February 18 2022


Comfort N Obi, A STRATEGY FOR INCREASING LACTATION KNOWLEDGE OF NURSES , GANE Conference, Georgia Association of Nurse Educators(GANE) –  February 20 2016

Comfort N Obi, Innovative Healthcare Approaches: Role of Mobile Solutions in Universal Health Coverage, 14th Biennial General Meeting/23rd Scientific Session, West African College of Nursing , West Africa College of Nursing Conventioneria –  July 03 2017

Comfort N Obi, Effectiveness of breastfeeding champions on exclusive breastfeeding , 2017 Tenth Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference - Celebrating 10 years: Diversity & Inclusion in Practice, Doctors of Nursing Practice Inc –  September 13 2017

Comfort N Obi, Effectiveness of Breastfeeding Champions on Breastfeeding , 2019 AWHONN National Convention, AWHONN (Association of Women Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses) –  June 8 2019

Crystal Marchant, Rebecca Morgan, Comfort Obi, Implementation of a Cultural Immersion Program, GANE 2020 Conference , Georgia Association of Nurse Educators (GANE) –  February 2020

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

Department, Course Coordinators Meeting , Committee Member –  Spring 2018 to Present

Department, Faculty Development Committee, Committee Member –  Fall 2017 to Spring 2020

Department, Sigma Theta Tau-Xi Rho Chapter, Committee Member –  Fall 2018 to Present

Department, Task Force on White Coat Ceremony, Task Force Chair –  Fall 2018 to Fall 2018

University, University Hearing Panel, Committee Member –  Spring 2018 to Spring 2023

Department, Admission, Progression and Retention Committee, Committee Member –  Fall 2018 to Present

College, College of Health Promotion and Tenure Committee, Committee Member –  Fall 2022 to Present

University, Faculty Development Council, Committee Member –  Fall 2020 to Present

University, IRB, Committee Member –  Spring 2022 to Spring 2023

Department, Systematic Evaluation Committee, Committee Member –  Spring 2020 to Fall 2020

Service to the Profession

Reviewer, Conference Paper, Georgia Association of Nurse Educators, Regional, February 2019

Reviewer, Conference Paper, American Nurses Association (ANA), National, August 4 2020 , September 8 2020

Committee Member, Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition (GNLC)- Leadership Committee, State, May 1 2015 , December 2022

Reviewer, Conference Paper, Georgia Association of Nurse Educators, Regional, February 2019

Other, Nurses Who Vaccinate, National, May 15 2018 , May 17 2018

Committee Member, Scholarship Committee- Georgia Association of Nursing Educators , State, Spring 2018 , Spring 2022

Conference-Related, West African College of Nursing , International, March 2011 , July 2017

Board of Directors of a Company, National RN-Baccalaureate Faculty Forum, National, February 20 2020 , December 2022

Committee Chair, National RN Faculty Forum Award Committee, National, Spring 2019 , December 2022

Committee Member, Sigma Region 7 NA, Regional, Spring 2022

Member, AWHONN-Association of Women Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses , February 2002

Service to the Community

Program Coordinator, Lake City Government, Local –  Summer 2019 to Fall 2019

Other, Humanity Bridge Inc , International –  January 18 2014 to January 31 2014

Program Organizer, Anglican Girls Grammar School, Awkunanaw-Enugu Alumni Association , National –  February 2015 to Present

Board Member, Episcopal Church Women Diocese of Atlanta, Regional –  Spring 2017 to Spring 2022

Guest Speaker, Anglican Girls Grammar School, Awkunanaw-Enugu Alumni Association(AGGSAAA)-USA , National –  May 10 2020 to May 10 2020

Guest Speaker, Ezi Umuada Igbo, New York Chapter, New York, State –  September 19 2020 to September 19 2020

Board Member, Anglican Girls Grammar School Alumnaa -USA, National –  October 2022 to Present

Program Coordinator, Lake City Goverment, Local –  October 2022 to October 2022