Prospective Students

Student walking out of Allied Health


Choosing a nursing college is one of the most important decisions you will make. When you apply for admission to the University of South Alabama, you’re starting on an important path to ensure your success as a student and in your nursing career.

The College of Nursing is dedicated to the education of professional nurses who provide the highest quality healthcare to the communities they serve. The practice of nursing is both an art and a science; the focus of nursing is the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems.

The College of Nursing has two locations, one is on the USA main campus, and the other is on the USA Baldwin County campus in downtown Fairhope. The resources of the University, the USA Hospitals and clinics, and numerous clinical agencies provide excellent opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge and skills essential for professional nursing.

  • To pursue new career in the profession of Nursing, you will want to visit our BSN Traditional page.
  • If you have a previous Bachelor's degree and want to change your career to the Nursing profession, visit our Accelerated page.
  • If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse and want to obtain your BSN to become a Registered Nurse, visit our LPN to BSN page. 
  • If you are a Registered Nurse and want to advance your career with a BSN, visit our RN to BSN page.
  • If you are a Registered Nurse with a BSN and want to further your professional credentials with a MSN, visit our Masters Program page.
  • If you have an advanced nursing degree and want to add a certificate visit, our Post Grad Certificate page.
  • If you are a BSN or MSN-prepared RN and want to pursue the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree to your professional credentials, visit our Doctoral Programs page.

All of our programs except the Traditional and Accelerated BSN are offered online. Find a listing on our Online Programs page.

▼   USAonline
The University of South Alabama College of Nursing offers 24/7 access to education through USAonline. Our online courses use advanced technology to provide a quality education on your schedule. The College of Nursing offers fully online graduate degrees and upper division (junior-senior) RN-BSN and RN-MSN programs to community college graduates and degreed students and LPNs/LVNs who want to choose a new nursing career and want to complete programs online.
▼   Mission
The mission of the College of Nursing is to provide quality innovative educational programs to a diverse student body, to participate in research and scholarly activities, and to provide service to the University, the profession, and the public. The College accomplishes this by providing a caring, engaging environment for the empowerment of student learning potential, the professional development of faculty, and the promotion of the nursing profession.
▼   Goals
  1. Cultivate a caring and engaging environment to facilitate teaching, learning, scholarship, and service.
  2. Deliver innovative quality nursing programs that meet the needs of a diverse student body and other communities of interest.
  3. Promote the discovery, communication, and preservation of knowledge through scholarly activities and leadership.
  4. Provide service to the University, the profession, and the public.
  5. Develop community partnerships to promote nursing and the enhancement of the healthcare delivery system.
▼   Accreditation
The baccalaureate program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 303900
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900
(800) 656-5318

The baccalaureate, master's, doctor of nursing practice, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education:
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
P: (202) 887-6791
F: (202) 887-8476