Alan Skipper, co-owner of Southern Manor Group, was recently awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. The DNP, one of the four highest levels of nursing degree, is designed to prepare graduates in specialty practice or to assume leadership positions within the clinical aspects of health care.
Skipper received his Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in 2008 from Georgia Southern University and was awarded a Masters of Science in Nursing in advanced practice nurse certification in 2012 from Valdosta State University.
This degree focused on adult health and concentration in geriatrics.
Skipper is a Georgia Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and a Dually National Board Certified Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
While at Valdosta State University, he was named Outstanding Masters in Nursing Student of the Year and was tapped for membership into Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Society, which recognizes the nation's top 5% of nurses who excel in scholarship.
In 2016, the Statesboro Herald named Skipper a "Top 20 Under 40" and Georgia Southern University named him a "Top 40 Under 40 Alumni."
He is a past Board of Directors member and current member for the Assisted Living Association of Georgia. Skipper is also a member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the Bulloch and Effingham County Chambers of Commerce, and the United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia.
The Southern Manor Group, which consists of The Gardens, Southern Manor, Lakeview Manor and Southern Manor Companion Care, is owned and operated by Skipper and Ralph Cowart.
These senior living facilities are located in Statesboro and Springfield. Skipper is also actively engaged in clinical practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner part-time at the Hearts and Hands Clinic in Statesboro.