Prospective Students

Choosing a nursing college is one of the most important decisions you will make. When you apply for admission to the University of South Alabama, you’re starting on an important path to ensure your success as a student and in your nursing career.

USA College of Nursing

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

  • If you are just considering a new career in the profession of Nursing you will want to visit our BSN Traditional page.
  • If you have a previous Bachelor degree and want to change your career to the Nursing Profession visit our Accelerated page.
  • If you are a Registered Nurse and you want to advance your career with a BSN you can visit our RN to BSN or our RN to BSN/MSN page.
  • If you are a Registered Nurse with a BSN and you want to further your professional credentials with a MSN visit our Masters Program page.
  • If you have an advanced nursing degree and you want to add a certificate visit our Post Grad Certificate page.
  • And if you are a BSN or MSN and you want to add DNP to your professional credentials, visit our Doctoral Programs page.

All of our programs except for the Traditional and the Accelerated are offered online and you can see a listing on our Online Programs page.



The University of South Alabama College of Nursing offers 24/7 access to education through USAonline. Our online courses use advanced technology to provide a quality education on your schedule. The College of Nursing offers fully online graduate degrees and upper division (junior-senior) RN-BSN/MSN programs to community college graduates and degreed students who want to choose a new nursing career and want to complete programs online.


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.


  1. Cultivate a caring 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.


The baccalaureate program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and the baccalaureate, master's, and doctor of nursing practice programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036-1120: Telephone (202)877-6791.


The University of South Alabama publishes certain crime statistics each year as required by the Jeanne Clery Act. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the school. The policy statements address the school's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years' worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings and property owned or controlled by the school and on public property immediately adjacent to the campus. This report is available online at: /resources/fireandsafetyreport.pdf. You may also request a paper copy from the University Police office located at 290 Stadium Blvd.