The Graduate School


The Graduate Nursing Program at Southern University in Baton Rouge (SUBR ) offers three academic degrees for interested students:  the Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D) with a major in nursing, the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), and the Master of Science (MSN) with a specialty in family health nursing with role options as nurse administrator, nurse  educator, or advanced nurse practitioner.  Additionally, a post-masters certificate program (PMC) is available for registered nurses with a graduate degree in nursing interested in seeking academic preparation as an advanced nurse practitioner. 


The MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530   
Washington, DC 20036  
(202) 887-6791

Admission Requirements for SUBR Graduate Nursing Programs:  While admission requirements vary among the graduate nursing program options, all applicants are required to possess a current, unencumbered nursing license to practice and a minimum of 2 years of clinical experience as a registered nurse.    Interested applicants should access the link listed below to obtain additional information regarding admission requirements for the graduate nursing program option. 

Graduate Nursing Program Faculty and Staff

Interim Chair, Edna Hull, PhD, RN, CNE 
P.O. Box 11784 Baton Rouge, LA 70813 
School of Nursing Building-Room 107 
Office (225)  771- 5751 or (225) 771-2663; 
Fax (225) 771-3547  

Sharon Bator, PhD, RN, 
Office (225) 771- 3420  

Lewis Blair, Pharm D
Office (225) 771-2263  

Sandra Brown, DNS, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, ANEF
Office (225 )771-5145  

Joan Ellis, PhD, RN, CNC, CNE   
Office (225) 771-2263  

Maybelle Jackson, DNP, FNP-BC  
Office (225) 771-2263  

Betty Fomby-White, Ph.D,  M.S.N., M.P.H, F, H.C.N, B.S.N., 
Office (225) 771- 2982  

Vonda Gaitor , PhD, RN, FNP-BC 
Office (225) 771-2263  

Jacqueline Hill, PhD, RN 
Office (225) 771- 2653  

Carolyn Lewis-Moore, EdD, FNP-BC
Office (225) 771-2263  

Janet Rami, PhD, RN 
Office (225) 771 3266,  

Wanda Spurlock, DNS, RN-BC, CNE, FNGNA 
Office (225) 771-3404  

Cheryl Taylor, PhD, RN, FAAN 
Office (225) 771-3266


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For further information contact:

Southern University Graduate Nursing Programs
P. O. Box 11784
Baton Rouge, LA 70813


Southern University Graduate Nursing Programs
School of Nursing
J. K. Haynes Bldg., Room 112
170 Swan Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA


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