Clinical Affairs Department

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Welcome to the University of South Alabama College of Nursing Department for Clinical Affairs (DCA) web site. The DCA is responsible for regulatory and compliance oversight for clinical experiences.

To contact Clinical Affairs, email:

Please email instead of calling Clinical Affairs. Also, understand that questions and requests are answered in the order they are received. Emails are not answered on weekends or when the University is officially closed. Current students should always contact clinical faculty prior to the DCA.

Are You Interested in Becoming a Future Preceptor to Students in the College of Nursing?

If your answer is YES, please complete this link

You are required to have one year of experience to become a preceptor to future students.  We will keep your name on file and contact you at a future date after you have gained experience as a nurse practitioner.


▼   Where are the Affiliation and Pending lists?

Current students and faculty will need to log into Clinical Affairs Placement Site (CAPS) and click on “Resources” for both lists.

▼   I need a letter of good standing or attestation for my clinical site. Who should I contact?

Please contact your clinical faculty who in turn, will request the info from the DCA.

▼   How do I log into CAPS?

See the CAPS tab. Please watch the video located under the CAPS tab for instructions