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School of Nursing


Message from the Dean

Dean and Professor
College of Nursing and Allied Health
Welcome to Southern University School of Nursing. The School of Nursing is a professional School within the context of higher education. It has as its major focus the preparation of professional nurses and the ongoing development and maintenance of an educational climate of relevancy inclusive of professional culture, research and standards of practice. The School seeks to provide a program of education designed to uniquely and effectively contribute to the alleviation of current and future problems associated with the availability and delivery of quality nursing care.
Whether you are considering nursing as a career option or thinking about advancing your education, the School of Nursing (SON) is prepared to offer you a rewarding educational experience! Established in 1986, the SON currently offers four degrees: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).  The SON is one of the largest producers of African American nurses in the nation and is a prominent leader in preparing its graduates to fulfill the demands for a culturally diverse workforce.
The SON has a long-standing history of forging collaborative academic-practice partnerships to meet the complex health care needs of vulnerable populations.  Our faculty consists of outstanding educators, researchers and expert clinicians who are transforming health care and influencing policy. Every day, graduates of our program, across the nation, are actualizing the SUSON’s motto “Caring is the Essence of Nursing” while embracing our rich heritage.
SUSON has four funded Endowed Professorships through the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and three area health care agencies (Our Lady of the Lake, Woman’s Hospital and the Baton Rouge General Medical Center).
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Southern University and A&M College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


The BSN, MSN and DNP programs are fully approved by the Louisana State Board of Nursing.


For more information about our programs, contact the School of Nursing at 225-771-3266.