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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. She spent most of her career in various nursing leadership positions. Her areas of specialty include but not limited to women health, maternal and child health, critical care, and community health nursing. In addition, she served on a nursing board for 10 years with opportunity to be involved with nurses' licensure and education. Before transitioning to academia and joining Clayton State University in 2017, she retired from her director position at one of Atlanta's acute care hospitals. Dr. Obi is a conference speaker and had presented at nursing conferences both within and outside the United States. She is a member of several professional associations including Sigma Theta Tau and a Fellow of West African College of Nursing.


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 01 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 01 2015 to Present

Committee Member, Georgia Nursing 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