University Bulletin 2016-17

College of Nursing Administrative Staff (251) 445-9400
Dean Debra C. Davis
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Rosemary Rhodes
Associate Dean for Research/Development  
Associate Dean Baldwin County Rosemary Rhodes
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Heather Hall
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs Tracey Taylor
Director of Special Projects & Evaluation Jennifer Styron
Professors E. Buckner, L. Chilton, D.C. Davis, V. Dearmon, C. Dolan,  S. Fruh, J. Gunn, H. Hall, J. Harris, M. Jacobs, A. King, R. Rhodes, A. Smith, E. VandeWaa, J. Varner
Associate Professors H. Brown, K. Hamilton, T. Harlan, A. Hedger, A. Hill, J. McMillan, C. Myers, S. Williams-Evans, T. Wright
Assistant Professors J. Azok, M. Bolton, L. Bouzigard, C. Butler,  K. Bydalek, C. Cheese, A. Crow, N. Curtis, L. Dailey, A. Davis, C. Elkins, K. Erdlitz, C. Estabrook, J. Farmer, E. Fuller, A. Goodnough, A. Gilligan, A. Godfrey, R. Graves, L. Hammonds, S. Harlan, S. Harris, T. Huey, P. Huffman, P. Johnson, L. Jones, B. Lang, S. Lawrence, C. Lewis, J. Lollar, A. Marass, T. McMullan, T. Meyer, K. Miller,  L. Minchew, B. Moore, C. Morgan, M. Nadler, T. Platt, M. Raber, B. Riley, S. Roberts, A. Rudd, E. Sawyer, A. Shing, J. Styron, D. Swanzy, K. Stauter, W. Stuart, T. Taylor,  C. Thompson, A. Townsend, N. Turnham, R. Vardaman, M. Varnado,  N. Walls, S. Whitworth,  S. G. Williams, A. Younce
Senior Instructors S. Bertolla, M. Meyer, S. Bihan
Instructors J. Anderson, T. Bowen, C. Baughn, H. Breazeale,  J. Cockrell, A. Davis, M. Guy, C. Herf, H. Horton, K. Jordan, C. Lynch,  K. Norris, S. Scott, T. Sikes-Dogget, T. Sturm, S. Waweru, B. Woodmansee
Department Chair, Adult Health Nursing Valorie Dearmon
Department Chair, Community/Mental Health Nursing Todd Harlan
Department Chair, Maternal/Child Health Nursing Jackie Lollar
Academic Advisors Jennifer Bouvier, Leigh Holland, Brennen Mallet, Camry McCants, Mary Phillips, Kristyn Seawell

College of Nursing web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/con/

The College of Nursing is dedicated to the education of professional nurses who provide the highest quality health care to the communities they serve. The practice of nursing is both an art and a science; the focus of nursing is the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems.

The College of Nursing has two locations, one is on the USA main campus, and the other is on the USA Baldwin County campus in downtown Fairhope. The resources of the University, the USA Hospitals and clinics, and the numerous clinical agencies provide excellent opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge and skills essential for professional nursing.

Mission

The mission of the College of Nursing is to provide quality innovative educational programs to a diverse student body, to participate in research and scholarly activities, and to provide service to the University, the profession, and the public. The College accomplishes this by providing a caring, engaging environment for the empowerment of student learning potential, the professional development of faculty, and the promotion of the nursing profession.

Goals

  1. Cultivate a caring, innovative, and engaging environment to facilitate teaching, learning, scholarship, and service.
  2. Deliver innovative quality nursing programs that meet the needs of a diverse student body and other communities of interest.
  3. Promote the discovery, communication, and preservation of knowledge through scholarly activities and leadership.
  4. Provide service to the University, the profession, and the public.
  5. Develop community partnerships to promote nursing and the enhancement of the health care delivery system using interprofessional approaches.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and the baccalaureate, master's, doctor of nursing practice, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036-1120: Telephone (202)877-6791.

Application Procedures

Application forms are available on the College of Nursing's web site. A ($50.00 for BSN; $100.00 for MSN or DNP) non-refundable application fee must be submitted with the application. Money orders or personal checks ($20.00 fee on returned checks) are acceptable. MSN and DNP applicants are also required to complete a primary application in Nursing CAS at www.Nursingcas.org.
Fall semester admission applications should be submitted by March 15 for the BSN program and February 15 for the MSN and DNP programs.

Spring semester admission applications should be submitted by July 15 for the BSN, MSN, DNP, and Post-Graduate Certificate programs.
Summer semester admission applications should be submitted by January 15 for BSN program and November 15 for the MSN program.

Applications received at other times will be considered on a space available basis for RN-BSN track only.
Students who choose not to attend during the term in which they are accepted, are not permitted to roll admission status to another semester. Students who wish to be considered for a future semester must reapply, pay another application fee, and compete with other applicants without guarantee of acceptance. Students who drop out of the program for two or more consecutive semesters must apply for readmission through the Office of the Registrar. Readmission is not automatic.

Students not accepted during a certain term who choose to roll their application to the following semester will not be assessed another application processing fee. Students who choose to roll their application a second time, or if the length of time between applications is greater than one semester, then an application processing fee will be collected in order for the application to be considered for the given term.

Student Responsibility

While the University of South Alabama will endeavor to provide timely and accurate advisement, it is the responsibility of the student to know and satisfy the degree requirements of the academic program, to be aware of the University calendar,
http://www.southalabama.edu/academiccalendar/index.html and to understand and comply with University academic policies and procedures.

Degrees Offered

The College of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.

Certificates Offered

Post-Graduate Certificates are awarded to students completing planned programs of study in a nursing specialty area and subspecialty areas.

Faculty Listing

Nursing Faculty
Anderson, Jennifer A. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, Spring Hill College
Baughn, Christina L. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Bertolla, Stacee B. Maternal Child Nursing Senior Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Bihan, Suzanne M. Community Mental Health Nsg Senior Instructor BSN, University of Michigan-Ann Arb
MS, University of Michigan-Ann Arb
Bolton, Maryanne Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, Rutgers The St U Central Offic
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Bouzigard, Lorris J. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BS, Nicholls State University
DNP, University of South AlabamaMS, University of South Alabama
Bowen, Terry L. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BS, University of Montevallo
BSN, University of South AlabamaMS, University of South Alabama
Breazeale, Haidi S. Maternal Child Nursing Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Brown, Henrietta W. Adult Health Nursing Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Buckner, Ellen B. Adult Health Nursing Professor BSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
DSN, Univ of Alabama-BirminghamMS, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
MSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Butler, Chondra N. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BA, University of LA at Lafayette
BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Bydalek, Katherine A. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BS, University of Saint Francis
MSN, University of South Alabama
PHD, Touro College
Cheese, Callie M. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of Mobile
DNP, Univ of Alabama-BirminghamMSN, University of South Alabama
Chilton, Lynn L. Adult Health Nursing Professor BSN, Marquette University
DSC, Univ of Alabama-BirminghamMSN, Mississippi U For Women
Cockrell, Jeanene Q. Community Mental Health Nsg Instructor BSN, University of Saint Thomas
MSN, University of South Alabama
Curtis, Nerkissa B. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
EDD, Walden UniversityMSN, University of South Alabama
Dailey, Lisa A. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of Wisconsin-Gr By
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Davis, Amy E. Maternal Child Nursing Instructor BSN, University of Mobile
MSN, University of Mobile
Davis, Anjanetta Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor EDD, University of AlabamaMSN, Spring Hill College
Davis, Debra C. Nursing Professor BSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
DSN, Univ of Alabama-BirminghamMSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Dearmon, Valorie A. Adult Health Nursing Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Dolan, Carolyn M. Community Mental Health Nsg Professor BSN, Auburn University
JD, Faulkner UniversityMSN, University of South Alabama
Elkins, John C. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Samford UniversityMED, North Central University
MSN, University of South Alabama
Erdlitz, Katie S. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Troy University-MainMSN, University of South Alabama
Farmer, Joseph E. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSBA, University of Arizona
BSN, University of Mississippi
MSN, University of Southern Miss
Fruh, Sharon M. Community Mental Health Nsg Professor AS, Triton College
BA, Bethany Bible College
MS, Rush University
PHD, Universit of Illinois -Chicago
Gilligan, Marie A. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Graves, Rebecca J. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BS, University of Southern Miss
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
PHD, University of Tennessee-Knox
Gunn, Jennie A. Community Mental Health Nsg Professor BS, University of Southern Miss
MSN, Univ of Mississippi Med Center
PHD, Univ of Mississippi Med Center
Guy, Misty D. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Hall, Heather R. Maternal Child Nursing Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
PHD, Univ of Tenn Hlth Sci Center
Hamilton, Karen M. Community Mental Health Nsg Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
PHD, University of South Alabama
Hammonds, Linda S. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, SUNY at Albany
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, East Carolina University
Harlan, Christopher T. Community Mental Health Nsg Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of TN-MemphisMSN, University of South Alabama
Harlan, Shana M. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Harris, James L. Community Mental Health Nsg Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
MBA, University of New OrleansMS, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Harris, Shannon K. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of Mobile
Hedger, Anne Maternal Child Nursing Associate Professor BA, University of Cincinnati
BSN, Arizona State University-Main
DNP, University of WashingtonMN, University of Washington
Herf, Cindy A. Community Mental Health Nsg Instructor BSN, University of Delaware
MN, Louisiana State U - Hlth Sci
Hill, Alethea N. Adult Health Nursing Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
PHD, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Horton, Heather V. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Huey, Tricia K. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BS, University of South Alabama
BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Huffman, Penni C. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BA, University of NC- Chapel Hill
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Jacobs, Michael B. Adult Health Nursing Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNSC, Louisiana State U - Hlth SciMSN, University of South Alabama
Johnson, Pamela T. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BSN, Auburn University
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Jones, Loretta Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of Mobile
MSN, University of Mobile
PHD, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Jordan, Kimberly D. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
King, Anita H. Community Mental Health Nsg Professor AA, Pensacola State College
BA, University of West Florida
DNP, University of South AlabamaMA, University of West Florida
MSN, University of South Alabama
Lang, Betty H. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, Univ of Mississippi Med Center
DNP, Univ of Tenn Hlth Sci CenterMSN, Univ of Mississippi Med Center
Lawrence, Sherry M. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of Mobile
Lewis, Chrystal L. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
MSN, University of Missouri-St Loui
PHD, University of Missouri-St Loui
Lollar, Jacqueline M. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of Mississippi
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Lynch, Colleen M. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BS, Francis Marion University
BS, Francis Marion University
MSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Marass, Ashley D. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BS, University of Alabama
BS, Georgia State University
DNP, Samford UniversityMS, Georgia State University
McMillan, Janet P. Community Mental Health Nsg Associate Professor BS, William Carey College
DSN, Univ of Alabama-BirminghamMSN, University of Texas Health Sc
McMullan, Taralyn W. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of Texas Health Sc
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Meyer, Mary W. Adult Health Nursing Senior Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Meyer, Thomas W. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BS, University of South Alabama
BSN, University of Southern Miss
MSN, University of South Alabama
Miller, Kristina S. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Samford UniversityMSN, University of South Alabama
Minchew, Leigh A. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BS, Troy University-Dothan
BSN, Troy University-Main
DNP, Case Western Reserve UMSN, Troy University-Main
Moore, Bridget A. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMBA, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Moore, Ellen P. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BA, Mississippi State University
BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Myers, Charlene M. Adult Health Nursing Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Nadler, Margaret M. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Norris, Kimberly C. Maternal Child Nursing Instructor BS, University of South Alabama
BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Pancione, Kirsten E. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, Virginia Commonwealth U
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, Florida Atlantic U-Boca Raton
Platt, Terrie H. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Samford UniversityMSN, University of Texas Health Sc
Raber, Micki S. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, Mississippi U For Women
Rhodes, Rosemary Nursing Professor BSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
DNSC, Louisiana State UniversityMSN, University of Mississippi
Riley, Bettina H. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
PHD, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Roberts, Sarah H. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Rudd, Alison B. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
EDD, University of AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Sawyer, Emily C. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Scott, Shanda F. Community Mental Health Nsg Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Shing, Amy M. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, Texas Tech U Health Sciences C
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Sikes-Doggett, Telina M. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Smith, Anita J. Maternal Child Nursing Professor BSN, University of Washington
MSN, University of Washington
PHD, University Of San Diego
Stauter, Kelly J. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BS, University of South Alabama
BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Stuart, Wilma P. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of Texas Health Sc
MA, Univ Of Texas At Tyler
PHD, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Sturm, Terry Ann M. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BS, Montana State U-Northern
MSN, University of South Alabama
Styron, Jennifer L. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BS, Northwestern State University
MED, University of Southern Miss
PHD, University of Southern Miss
Swanzy, Debra M. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Taylor, Tracey L. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor AS, Tennessee State University
DNP, Vanderbilt UniversityMSN, Vanderbilt University
Thompson, Christina N. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, Samford UniversityMSN, University of South Alabama
Townsend, Amanda A. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of SC-Columbia
DNP, Case Western Reserve UMS, Georgia State University
Turnham, Nancy M. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, Troy University-Main
DNP, Univ of Alabama-BirminghamMSN, Troy University-Main
Vandewaa, Elizabeth Adult Health Nursing Associate Professor BS, Hope College
PHD, Michigan State University
Varnado, Melanie R. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Varner, Joyce M. Adult Health Nursing Professor AS, Wallace State Comm College
BSN, Auburn University
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Walls, Noretta Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Waweru, Sylvia M. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BS, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
MS, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Whitworth, Sheila C. Maternal Child Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Williams, Susan G. Community Mental Health Nsg Assistant Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
PHD, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
Williams-Evans, Shiphrah A. Community Mental Health Nsg Associate Professor BSN, University of Tulsa
MSN, Oklahoma State U-Oklahoma City
PHD, Oklahoma State University
Woodmansee, Brenda K. Adult Health Nursing Instructor BSN, University of South Alabama
MSN, University of South Alabama
Wright, Theresa F. Adult Health Nursing Associate Professor BSN, University of South Alabama
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, University of South Alabama
Younce, Alice B. Adult Health Nursing Assistant Professor BSN, Troy University-Main
DNP, University of South AlabamaMSN, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham