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 baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Southern University and A&M College are accredited by the  

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
P: (202) 887-6791 
F: (202) 887-8476

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 


Chair: Cheryl Taylor, PhD, RN, FAAN

P.O. Box 11784
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
School of Nursing Building
Phone: (225) 771-2663
Fax (225) 771-3547


Janet S. Rami, PhD, RN (Dean)

Sandra Brown, DNS, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, ANEF  

Jacqueline Hill, PhD, RN                                                                                                                

Wanda Spurlock, DNS, RN-BC, CNE, FNGNA  

Anissa Stover, DNP,                                   

Leah Cullins, DNP

Lewis Blair, Pharm D  

Joan Ellis, PhD, RN, CNC, CNE  

Jamie Graham, DNP                           

Carolyn Lewis-Moore, EdD, FNP-BC  


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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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