"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
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. Sarah Roberts is our outstanding teacher 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.
Dr. Debra Swanzy has been awarded the Alabama League for Nursing Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015.
Alabama Gerontological Society presented the Professional Award to Dr. Joyce Varner, a professor of nursing at the University of South Alabama.
The University of South Alabama Division of Health Sciences Nursing, Allied Health, and Medical Education recently extended its “Partners in Education” with the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science. To kickoff this partnership, ASMS students went to USA in December to listen to a presentation on the USA Division of Health Sciences and toured the Human Simulation Lab.
To provide current information and resources to nurse faculty, students, and other stakeholders, AACN has created a new Ebola Resource Section on their website. The page highlights the latest information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to Ebola preparedness, as well as providing opportunities to educate nursing students and clinicians via national webinars and archived events. The site also contains links to resources provided by other national and international organizations as well as information on how schools of nursing are responding
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