College of Nursing
  • Student and flowers in front of Health Sciences building
  • Nursing students in white coats.
  • Students walking out of class
  • White Coat Ceremony group photo
  • Portico studying
  • Students walking in lobby
  • Simulation CPR training.
Students studying
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Health Sciences building


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 the numerous clinical agencies provide excellent opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge and skills essential for professional nursing.


Transforming lives through practice excellence, leadership, and innovation.


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.


  • Cultivate a caring, innovative, and engaging environment to facilitate teaching, learning, scholarship, and service.
  • Deliver innovative quality nursing programs that meet the needs of a diverse student body and other communities of interest.
  • Promote the discovery, communication, and preservation of knowledge through scholarly activities and leadership.
  • Provide service to the University, the profession, and the public.
  • Develop community partnerships to promote nursing and the enhancement of the healthcare delivery system using interprofessional approaches.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing are accredited by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 887-6791


  Upcoming College of Nursing Events
Jag Health & Wellness Day
Wednesday,  September 18, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: USA Student Health Center