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
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. RN to BSN
  3. Accelerated MSN
  4. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP)
  5. Accelerated BSN
  6. Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner
  8. 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.

    Admission Requirements:

    • 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

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
Troy University
152.19 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading470 to 560
SAT: Math450 to 570
SAT: Writing440 to 560
ACT Composite20 to 23
Admission considerations
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

Net Price


Average 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
Over 110k$19,451
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $302.00 $604.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $407.00 $814.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

University of Alabama School of Nursing Scholarships

The School of Nursing at UAB several scholarship programs. The School's scholarship portfolio consists of 59 scholarships. 

English Graduate 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.

Nursing Scholarships for Graduate Students

Applicants must be pursuing graduate nursing degrees from the University of South Alabama.

USA Merit Scholarship

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 [...]

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarships

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.

More scholarships

Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing
University of South Alabama
307 N University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36688

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