University Bulletin 2020-2021

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College of Nursing Administrative Staff (251) 445-9400
Dean Heather Hall
Associate Dean for Research Faculty Development, and Evaluation Sharon Fruh
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Katherine Bydalek
Assistant Dean Academic Affairs  Leigh Minchew
Director of the DNP Program Casey Elkins
Director of Special Projects & Evaluation Rebecca Graves
Professors L. Chilton,  C.. Dolan, S. Fruh, J. Gunn, H. Hall, J. Harris,  E. VandeWaa, J. Varner
Associate Professors K. Bydalek,  C. Elkins, K. Hamilton, T. Harlan, T. Huey, P. Johnson, S. Lawrence, A. Marass, K. McCoy, T. McMullan, L. Minchew, C. Myers, M. Nadler, J. Pittman, B. Riley, D. Swanzy, T. Wright
Assistant Professors A. Adams, J. Anderson, M. Baker, C. Baughn, E. Bentley, M. Bolton, A. Bowan, H. Breazeale, C. Butler,  A. A. Campbell, A. Calvert Campbell, C. Cheese, K. Cheshire, N. Clark, D. Copeland, N. Curtis, L. Dailey, A. Davis, W. Davis, A. Gilligan, R. Graves, M. Guy, L. Hammonds, S. Harlan, S. Harris, H. Horton, T. Huey, P. Huffman,  C. Jackson, P. Johnson,  L. Jones, K. Jordan,  M. Korn, B. Lang, A. Lewis, C. Lewis, J. Lollar, C. Lynch,  J. Miller, T. McMurtrey, T. Meyer, K. Miller, S. Montgomery, E. Moore, J. A. Otts, K. Pancione, T. Platt, W. Powell, D. Reed, S. Scott, J. Sellers,  T. Sikes-Doggett, K. Stauter, W. Stuart, T. Sturm, R. Thomas,  C. Thompson-Ferrell, M. Thread, A. Townsend, N. Turnham, N. Walls,  S. G. Williams, A. Younce
Research Assistant Professors Candice Selwyn
Senior Instructors S. Bertolla, C. Herf, M. Meyer
Instructors B. Baker,  T. Brown,  J. Cockrell,  K. Cooper, L. Emley, A. Holley, D. Hutto, S. James, R. Johnson, s. McMicken, B. Mosley, K. Norris, C. Pierce, L. Speirs, E. Rimmer,  C. Taylor,  S. Waweru, B. Woodmansee
Department Chair, Adult Health Nursing Theresa Wright
Department Chair, Community/Mental Health Nursing Todd Harlan
Department Chair, Maternal/Child Health Nursing Leigh Minchew
Director, Academic Advising Mary Phillips
Academic Advisors Jennifer Bouvier,  Katelyn Foster, Leigh Holland, Camry McCants, Brenda Mosley,  Kristyn Seawell, Suzan Williams
Academic Records Specialists Lisa Brock, Kristen Dykes
Clinical Placement Advising and Assessment Coordinator Kimberly McLean-Mundy
Clinical Affiliation Coordinators Elizabeth Collier, Shari Lord, Yolanda Mack

College of Nursing website
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/con/

The College of Nursing is dedicated to the education of professional nurses who provide the highest quality health care 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 the numerous clinical agencies provide excellent opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge and skills essential for professional nursing.

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, innovative, 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 health care delivery system using interprofessional approaches.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and the baccalaureate, master's program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education:

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Student Responsibility

While the University of South Alabama will endeavor to provide timely and accurate advisement, it is the responsibility of the student to know and satisfy the degree requirements of the academic program, to be aware of the University calendar,
http://www.southalabama.edu/academiccalendar/index.html and to understand and comply with University academic policies and procedures.

Degrees Offered

The College of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.

Certificates Offered

Post-Graduate Certificates are awarded to students completing planned programs of study in a nursing specialty area and subspecialty areas.

Faculty Listing

Nursing Faculty
Adams, Amy D. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Anderson, Jennifer A. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, Spring Hill College
DNP, University of South Alabama
Baker, Melanie R. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor AS, Delgado Community College
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Baughn, Christina L. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Samford University
Bentley, Emily S. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Bolton, Maryanne Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, Rutgers The St U Central Offic
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Bowman, Ashleigh A. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, Spring Hill College
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Breazeale, Haidi S. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Samford University
Brown, Tracy L. Maternal Child Nursing Instructor BSN, University of Mobile
MSN, University of South Alabama
Butler, Chondra N. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BS, University of LA at Lafayette
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of Alabama
Bydalek, Katherine A. Adult Health Nursing Associate Professor BS, University of Saint Francis
MSN, University of South Alabama
PHD, Touro College
Campbell, Amy A. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, Tennessee Technological U
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Campbell, Amy C. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BA, University of Mississippi
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Cheese, Callie M. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of Mobile
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Cheshire, Kristy L. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BA, University of Miami
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Chilton, Lynn L. Adult Health Nursing Professor BSN, Marquette University
MSN, Mississippi U For Women
DSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Clark, Natasha L. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, Coe College
MSN, Frontier Sch Of Midwifery And
DNP, University of Iowa
Cockrell, Jeanene Q. Community Mental Health Nsg Senior Instructor AS, University of Mobile
BSN, University of Saint Thomas
MSN, University of South Alabama
Cooper, Kim M. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BSN, William Carey College
MSN, William Carey College
Copeland, Donna J. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Dailey, Lisa A. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of Wisconsin-Gr By
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Davis, Amy E. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor AS, University of Mobile
BSN, University of Mobile
MSN, University of Mobile
DNP, Samford University
Davis, Sara L. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BS, Spring Hill College
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
PHD, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Davis, Wesley D. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, Chamberlain College of Nursing
DNP, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Dixon, Nerkissa C. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
EDD, Walden University
Dolan, Carolyn M. Community Mental Health Nsg Professor BSN, Auburn University
MSN, University of South Alabama
JD, Faulkner University
Elkins, John C. Community Mental Health Nsg Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
MED, North Central University
DNP, Samford University
Fruh, Sharon M. Community Mental Health Nsg Professor AS, Triton College
BA, Bethany Bible College
MS, Rush University
PHD, Universit of Illinois -Chicago
Gilligan, Marie A. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Graves, Rebecca J. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BS, University of Southern Miss
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
PHD, University of Tennessee-Knox
Gunn, Jennie A. Community Mental Health Nsg Professor BS, University of Southern Miss
MSN, Univ of Mississippi Med Center
PHD, Univ of Mississippi Med Center
Guy, Misty D. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
CERTG, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Hall, Heather R. Maternal Child Nursing Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
PHD, Univ of Tenn Hlth Sci Center
Hamilton, Karen M. Community Mental Health Nsg Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
PHD, University of South Alabama
Hammonds, Linda S. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, SUNY at Albany
MSN, East Carolina University
DNP, University of South Alabama
Harlan, Christopher T. Community Mental Health Nsg Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of TN-Memphis
Harlan, Shana M. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Harris, James L. Community Mental Health Nsg Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
DSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
MBA, University of New Orleans
Harris, Shannon K. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of Mobile
DNP, University of South Alabama
Herf, Cindy A. Community Mental Health Nsg Senior Instructor BSN, University of Delaware
MN, Louisiana State U - Hlth Sci
Holley, Amy G. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BSN, University of North Alabama
MSN, University of North Alabama
Horton, Heather V. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Huey, Tricia K. Maternal Child Nursing Associate Professor BS, University of South Alabama
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Huffman, Penni C. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BA, University of NC- Chapel Hill
AS, Rockingham Community College
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Hutto, Daphne T. Maternal Child Nursing Instructor ND, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Jackson, Cynthia M. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
James, Sherry R. Community Mental Health Nsg Instructor BSN, University of Mobile
MSN, University of Mobile
Johnson, Pamela T. Adult Health Nursing Associate Professor BSN, Auburn University
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Johnson, Patricia A. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of Mobile
MSN, University of Mobile
DNP, Samford University
Johnson, Rosanna R. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BS, Spring Hill College
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Jones, Loretta Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of Mobile
MSN, University of Mobile
PHD, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Jordan, Kimberly D. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Samford University
Korn, Micki S. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, Mississippi U For Women
Lang, Betty H. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, Univ of Mississippi Med Center
MSN, Univ of Mississippi Med Center
DNP, Univ of Tenn Hlth Sci Center
Lawrence, Sherry M. Adult Health Nursing Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of Mobile
DNP, University of South Alabama
Lewis, Angelia D. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor AS, College of Central Florida
BSN, University of Mobile
MSN, University of Mobile
DNP, University of Alabama
Lewis, Chrystal L. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
MSN, University of Missouri-St Loui
PHD, University of Missouri-St Loui
Lollar, Jacqueline M. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor AA, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
BSN, University of Mississippi
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Lynch, Colleen M. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BS, Francis Marion University
BS, Francis Marion University
MSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
DNP, University of South Alabama
Marass, Ashley D. Maternal Child Nursing Associate Professor BS, University of Alabama
BS, Georgia State University
MS, Georgia State University
DNP, Samford University
McCoy, Kathleen T. Community Mental Health Nsg Associate Professor BS, SUNY at Stony Brook
MS, State University of New York
DNSC, University of TN-Memphis
McMullan, Taralyn W. Maternal Child Nursing Associate Professor BSN, University of Texas Health Sc
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
McMurtrey, Kimberly L. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of Alabama
Meyer, Mary W. Adult Health Nursing Senior Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Meyer, Thomas W. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BS, University of South Alabama
BSN, University of Southern Miss
MSN, University of South Alabama
Miller, Jennifer J. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor AS, Troy University-Main
BSN, Troy University-Main
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Miller, Kristina S. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Samford University
Minchew, Leigh A. Maternal Child Nursing Associate Professor BS, Troy University-Dothan
BSN, Troy University-Main
MSN, Troy University-Main
DNP, Case Western Reserve U
Montgomery, Susan L. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, Univ of Mississippi Med Center
DNP, Samford University
Moore, Ellen P. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BA, Mississippi State University
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Myers, Charlene M. Adult Health Nursing Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Nadler, Margaret M. Community Mental Health Nsg Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Norris, Kimberly C. Maternal Child Nursing Instructor BS, University of South Alabama
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Otts, Jo Ann Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BA, Graceland College
MSN, Loyola University-New Orleans
DNP, Loyola University-New Orleans
Pancione, Kirsten E. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor AS, Lord Fairfax Community College
BSN, Virginia Commonwealth U
MSN, Florida Atlantic U-Boca Raton
DNP, University of South Alabama
Pierce, Carol C. Maternal Child Nursing Instructor AS, East Central Community College
BBA, Mississippi State University
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Pittman, Joyce A. Community Mental Health Nsg Associate Professor AS, Palm Beach State College
BS, University of South Florida
MSN, Indiana U-Purdue U-Indianapoli
PHD, Indiana U-Purdue U-Indianapoli
Platt, Terrie H. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of Texas Health Sc
DNP, Samford University
Powell, Warseal Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of Mobile
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Reed, Dedra M. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MED, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of Mobile
DNP, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Ridner, Stanley L. Adult Health Nursing Professor BSN, University of Kentucky
MSN, University of Kentucky
PHD, University of Kentucky
Riley, Bettina H. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
PHD, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Scott, Shanda F. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
DNP, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Sellers, Jenna M. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Selwyn, Candice N. Community Mental Health Nsg Research Assistant Professor BA, University of South Alabama
MS, University of South Alabama
PHD, University of South Alabama
Sikes-Doggett, Telina M. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Samford University
Stauter, Kelly J. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BS, University of South Alabama
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Stuart, Wilma P. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of Texas Health Sc
MA, Univ Of Texas At Tyler
PHD, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Sturm, Terry Ann M. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BS, Montana State U-Northern
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of Alabama
Swanzy, Debra M. Adult Health Nursing Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Taylor, Courtney A. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BSN, University of Mobile
MSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Thomas, Rebecca M. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of West Florida
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Thompson, Christina N. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Samford University
Townsend, Amanda A. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of SC-Columbia
MS, Georgia State University
DNP, Case Western Reserve U
Turnham, Nancy M. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, Troy University-Main
MSN, Troy University-Main
DNP, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Urquhart, Brady B. Maternal Child Nursing Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Vandewaa, Elizabeth Adult Health Nursing Professor BS, Hope College
PHD, Michigan State University
Varner, Joyce M. Adult Health Nursing Professor AS, Wallace Comm College- Dothan
BSN, Auburn University
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Walls, Noretta Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Waweru-Smith, Sylvia M. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BS, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
MS, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Williams, Kimberly A. Community Mental Health Nsg Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNSC, University of TN-Memphis
Williams, Susan G. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
PHD, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Woodmansee, Brenda K. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor AS, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Samford University
Wright, Theresa F. Adult Health Nursing Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Younce, Alice B. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, Troy University-Main
MSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
DNP, University of South Alabama