College of Nursing

"The faculty and I invite you to allow us to assist you in achieving your goal for a challenging and rewarding career as a professional nurse." - Dean Debra Davis

High Quality Programs Online and On-Campus

As an early adopter of the use of technology in education, the faculty at the USA College of Nursing are experts in delivering high quality online nursing degree programs for the working nurse. Complete your courses online and if you are like most students you will be able to complete clinical requirements in your home communities while working with a preceptor and your faculty. With faculty and staff support, you don't have to be a "techie" to be successful in the online degree programs offered by USA. And, you can access the library, bookstore, and many other student resources all online.

USA College of Nursing also offers the finest on-campus programs for students working toward earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Using highly qualified faculty and staff, state of the art simulation and lab facilities, and local clinical experiences, our on-campus students train to successfully license in their profession, as well as further their education in our MSN and DNP programs.

Dr. Sherry Lawrence

Dr. Sherry Lawrence has been selected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to participate as a fellow in the 2016 Faculty Policy Intensive held in Washington, D.C. in March.

Nursing Students Abroad

Several of our nursing students and one of our alumni are traveling to the Dominican Republic for a service abroad project. They will be providing care to patients in community 'clinics', visiting an orphanage, implementing teaching projects, and hosting a women's health conference. Check their daily blog here:

Dominican Republic Blog

Dr. Heather Hall

Dr. Heather Hall has been selected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to participate as a fellow in the 2015 Leadership for Academic Nursing Program.

College of Nursing Excellence in Teaching Award 2015

Dr. Sarah Roberts and Dr. Theresa Wright are our outstanding teachers this year. The purpose of the Excellence in Teaching Award is to recognize outstanding educators in the College of Nursing.  Outstanding Educators are those who consistently capture the attention of the learners and challenge them to value knowledge and to expand their intellectual ideas.

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Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Debra Swanzy has been awarded the Alabama League for Nursing Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015. 

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Dr. Joyce Varner

Alabama Gerontological Society presented the Professional Award to Dr. Joyce Varner, a professor of nursing at the University of South Alabama.

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