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Dr. Comfort Obi

Assistant 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

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

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, 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 Present

University System, Awards and Scholarship Committee- Georgia Association of Nursing Educators , Committee Member –  Spring 2018 to Present

Service to the Profession

Committee Member, Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition (GNLC)- Leadership Committee, State –  May 1 2015 to Present

Attendee, Meeting, Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition, State –  Spring 2018 to Present

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

Committee Member, Scholarship Committee- Georgia Association of Nursing Educators , State –  Spring 2018 to Present

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

Service to the Community

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

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