School of Nursing
Welcome to Southern University School of Nursing. 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 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, (202) 887-6791.
For more information about our programs, contact the School of Nursing at 225-771-3266.