University Bulletin 2019-20

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 and 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,  K. Hamilton, T. Harlan, T. Huey, P. Johnson, S. Lawrence,
K. McCoy, T. McMullan, L. Minchew, C. Myers, M. Nadler, J. Pittman, B. Riley, D. Swanzy, T. Wright
Assistant Professors A. Adams, J. Anderson, C. Baughn, E. Bentley, M. Bolton, A. Bowan, H. Breazeale, C. Butler,  A. A. Campbell, A. Calvert Campbell, C. Cheese, N. Clark, D. Copeland, N. Curtis, L. Dailey, A. Davis, W. Davis, C. Elkins,  A. Gilligan, R. Graves, M. Guy, L. Hammonds, S. Harlan, S. Harris, H. Horton, T. Huey, P. Huffman,  C. Jackson, L. Jones, K. Jordan,  M. Korn, B. Lang, C. Lewis, J. Lollar, C. Lynch, A. Marass, 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, T. Sikes-Doggett, K. Stauter, W. Stuart, R. Thomas,  C. Thompson-Ferrell, A. Townsend, N. Turnham, M. Varnado,  N. Walls,  S. G. Williams, A. Younce
Research Assistant Professors Candice Selwyn
Senior Instructors S. Bertolla, C. Herf, M. Meyer
Instructors B. Baker,  J. Cockrell,  A. Holley, D. Hutto, S. James, K. Norris, C. Pierce, T. Sturdivant, T. Sturm, 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, Leigh Holland, Brennen Mallet, Camry McCants, Brenda Mosley, Kim Mundy, Kristyn Seawell

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, 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
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F: (202) 887-8476

Application Procedures

Application forms are available on the College of Nursing's website. A ($50.00 for BSN; $100.00 for MSN or DNP) non-refundable application fee must be submitted with the application. Money orders or personal checks ($20.00 fee on returned checks) are acceptable. RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN, MSN and DNP applicants are also required to complete a primary application in Nursing CAS at www.Nursingcas.org.

Fall semester admission applications should be submitted by March 15 for the BSN program and February 15 for the MSN, DNP, and Post-Graduate Certificate programs.  Spring semester admission applications should be submitted by July 15 for the BSN, MSN, DNP, and Post-Graduate Certificate programs.  Summer semester admission applications should be submitted by January 15 for BSN program and November 15 for the MSN and Post-Graduate Certificate programs.  Applications received at other times will be considered on a space available basis for RN-BSN track only.

Students who choose not to attend during the term in which they are accepted, are not permitted to roll admission status to another semester. Students who wish to be considered for a future semester must reapply, pay another application fee, and compete with other applicants without guarantee of acceptance. Students who drop out of the program for two or more consecutive semesters must apply for readmission through the Office of the Registrar. Readmission is not automatic.  

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
DNP, University of South Alabama
MSN, 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, Brady A. Maternal Child Nursing Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Baker, Melanie R. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor 000000, Saint Josephs College
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
Bertolla, Stacee B. Maternal Child Nursing Senior Instructor BSN, 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
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 ND, University of West Alabama
BSN, University of Mobile
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
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
XADC, University of Iowa
DNP, University of Iowa
Cockrell, Jeanene Q. Community Mental Health Nsg Instructor AS, University of Mobile
BSN, University of Saint Thomas
MSN, University of South Alabama
Copeland, Donna J. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
Curtis, Nerkissa B. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor ND, Bishop State Community College
MSN, University of South Alabama
EDD, Walden University
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
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 Assistant 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 ND, Bishop State Community College
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 Assistant Professor BSN, Auburn University
DNP, 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, 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 Assistant 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 MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Samford University
Minchew, Leigh A. Maternal Child Nursing Associate Professor ND, Wallace Comm College- Dothan
BS, Troy University-Dothan
BSN, Troy University-Main
MSN, Troy University-Main
CTFN, University of South Alabama
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 BSN, University of South Alabama
AS, East Central Community College
BA, Mississippi State University
MSN, University of South Alabama
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
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
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 Instructor 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
Sturdivant, Tyler L. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Sturm, Terry Ann M. Adult Health Nursing Instructor ND, Flathead Valley Community Col
ND, San Joaquin Delta College
BS, Montana State U-Northern
MSN, University of South Alabama
Swanzy, Debra M. Adult Health Nursing Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
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
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, 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 Instructor AS, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
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