University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688
The University of South Alabama (USA) is a public university located in Mobile. Established in 1963, the university now encompasses ten colleges and schools and provides a wide range of undergrad and graduate degree programs. Besides nursing, these colleges provide degrees in medicine, basic medical sciences, and physical therapy. It is one of two state-supported medical schools.
The university has a large student body, with nearly 17,000 students enrolled annually, and a large faculty, making it one of the largest employers in Mobile. However, the school also maintains a quality online learning system for students that want to learn off-campus.
The University of South Alabama College of Nursing offers both online and on-campus learning. When taking online classes, students gain the opportunity to work at local health care facilities within their own communities to complete their clinical requirements. The BSN, MSN, and DNP programs are accredited by the CCNE. For students who have already completed their RN certification, USA College of Nursing offers an RN to BSN pathway and an RN To BSN/MSN pathway. With the online MSN program, students have access to a large selection of Nurse Practitioner specializations, including Family Practitioner, Neonatal NP, Adult-Gerontological Acute NP, Clinical Nurse Leader, and Nursing Informatics.
|Campus LocaleCity: Midsize|
|Student to Faculty Ratio20:1|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|Business ModelNot for Profit|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
RN to BSN
Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP)
Emergency Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
The program is fully accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education. The program prepares students for advance nursing practice and further post graduate work. Students in the program are prepared to synthesize and implement advance theories and to conduct research in a specialized area of nursing practice.
The program offers several tracks and opportunities for specialized options within the scope of the MSN program. The course-works are completed completely online and clinical hours to be completed at an approved health center in your area.
- BSN degree from an accredited college or university
- No letters of reference required
Clinical practice components of the program require students to submit to a range of requirements including criminal background check, travel costs, health examinations, etc. Students are also responsible for financial requirements for test monitoring and proctoring as well as authentication of identity as required.
Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year
|Program name||Degree type||Graduates|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||Bachelor's degree||337|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||Master's degree||579|
|Nursing Administration||Post-master's certificate||1|
|Nursing Education||Post-master's certificate||29|
|Nursing Practice||Post-master's certificate||52|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||Doctor's degree - professional practice||135|
NCLEX-RN Passrate History
NCLEX-RN passrate history of University of South Alabama as reported by Alabama state board of nursing.
Nearby Nursing Schools
The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of South Alabama
The University of West Florida
58.22 miles away
Pensacola State College
60.17 miles away
University of Southern Mississippi
81.15 miles away
Delta College - Slidell
99.13 miles away
Northwest Florida State College
101.96 miles away
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans
124.21 miles away
University of West Alabama
131 miles away
Southeastern Louisiana University
136.42 miles away
Gulf Coast State College
150.23 miles away
152.19 miles away
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/21/2001 - Current
Admission to School
|SAT: Critical Reading470 to 560|
|SAT: Math450 to 570|
|SAT: Writing440 to 560|
|ACT Composite20 to 23|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
$12,963Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
|Less than 30k$11,680|
|30k to 48k$12,852|
|48k to 75k$16,838|
|75k to 110k$19,133|
Cost Per Credit Hours
Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.
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|Academic Year||In State||Out of State|
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)
The School of Nursing at UAB several scholarship programs. The School's scholarship portfolio consists of 59 scholarships.
Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree in English from the University of South Alabama. Students must be full-time students with a 2.5 GPA.
Applicants must be pursuing graduate nursing degrees from the University of South Alabama.
Applicants must have been National Merit finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Students must have been admitted to the University of South Alabama and have listed the school [...]
Applicants must be Phi Theta Kappa members enrolling for the upcoming fall semester who have a 3.5 GPA and have completed 48 credit hours prior to transferring to the University of South Alabama.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing