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Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Nursing is to provide a Christian learning environment that values academic excellence and fosters personal and professional growth to meet the diverse healthcare needs of individuals, families, and communities.

Dean's Message


The School of Nursing at Southern has been educating caring Christian nurses since the first class of baccalaureate students was admitted to the Collegedale campus in 1956. Following those first graduates of 1960, more than 4,300 Southern nursing alumni have served or are currently serving in numerous capacities around the globe.

Nursing in the 21st century retains the same core values as in the past. It is a blend of art and science that requires not only a full requisite of scientific clinical knowledge and skills, but a caring attitude with the willingness to serve others.

Our current nursing majors, over 800 in number, are a passionate, energetic, and integral part of the student body at Southern Adventist University. Our facilities are designed to facilitate maximum learning experiences. More importantly, our dedicated faculty and staff seek to provide a positive, nurturing environment and transmit values that exemplify the tradition of excellence in Christian nursing education.


Barbara James, Dean
School of Nursing


2016 Nursing Newsletter 



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