The BSN program prepares graduates for professional nursing practice and graduate study. Upon completion of the program graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCELX).
Upon completion of the BSN program, graduates should be able to:
• Deliver professional nursing care for diverse populations across the lifespan to optimize health care outcomes.
• Evaluate theory and evidence from contemporary nursing science and related disciplines as a basis for clinical reasoning, management, and evaluation of professional nursing care.
• Model responsibility and accountability for one’s personal and delegated nursing care and lifelong learning to ensure excellence in nursing practice.
• Translate evidence into professional nursing practice to individualize patient care designed to improve care outcomes.
• Select principles of leadership and management that guide nursing, influence health policy, and transform health care delivery systems.
• Collaborate with inter-professional health care teams and consumers in delivering and advocating for safe and effective use of health care resources.
• Integrate professional nursing values in meeting current and emerging health needs in a dynamic, global society.
• Evaluate effective use of technology and information management to provide patient centered care across the lifespan in a variety of environments.
• RN to BSN/MSN (for associate & diploma RN’s) - The College of Nursing has a special program to facilitate associate and diploma prepared registered nurses attain the Master of Science in Nursing degree. By completing four graduate level bridge courses, time for completing the MSN degree can be reduced by one semester. Upon completion of the first phase of the program, students will be awarded a BSN degree. Upon completion of the second phase of the program the student will earn the MSN degree. Please select the above link to learn more information.
For additional information and transcript evaluation write to:
Office of Student Services
USA College of Nursing - HAHN 3082 5721 USA Drive N.
Mobile AL 36688-0002
FAX: (251) 445-9416
The entry level baccalaureate program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing
and the BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, D.C. 20036-1120