Southern University School of Nursing (SUSON) was granted initial approval by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing in 1985 and admitted the first baccalaureate level students to upper division courses in the fall of 1986. The School of Nursing offers three degrees: BSN, MSN, PhD.
The undergraduate and graduate programs at SUBR has been approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
- The school houses two academic departments (graduate and undergraduate), the Office of Nursing Research, the Learning Resource Center and the Nurse Managed Clinics.
The school has four funded Endowed Professorships through the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, the Louisiana State Board of Regents and three area health care agencies (Our Lady of the Lake, Woman's Hospital, and the Baton Rouge General Medical Center).
SUBR's School of Nursing was recently named "Nursing School of the Year 2012" for the second time in the past three years by the Louisiana State Nurses Association and Louisiana Nursing Foundation.