The philosophical tenets of the School of Nursing and Allied Health (SONAH) have grown out of those that pervade the University. The School fosters the general purpose of the University which is teaching, research and service. The mission of the School of Nursing and Allied Health is to serve the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the global communities in the promotion of health and disease prevention. The School exists primarily to provide students access to excellent and progressive baccalaureate programs in Nursing and Clinical Laboratory Science and a master’s program in Occupational Therapy. The School provides innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative learning opportunities through partnerships within the University, local community, State of Alabama and globally for the purpose of developing a knowledge base, skills, and a practice model that targets rural, diverse, and vulnerable populations to alleviate health disparity in the 21st Century.
The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers undergraduate programs leading to baccalaureate degrees in Nursing, degree in Clinical/Medical Laboratory Sciences,(CLS/MLS) formerly called Medical Technology (Med.Tech., MEDT), and an entry level Master’s in Occupational Therapy. These programs are designed for students who wish to pursue a career in nursing or the allied health professions. All professional disciplines are accredited by their national accrediting agencies.
To qualify for entry into the above professional programs in the School of Nursing and Allied Health, pre-professional courses are required. Each program admits pre-professional and transfer students based upon available clinical facilities and the academic records of the student.
The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) c/o Accreditation Dept., American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. Tel: 301-652-2682.
The Clinical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; Tel: 773-714-8880.
Interim Dean's Message
School of Nursing & Allied Health
209 Basil O'Connor Hall
Tuskegee, AL 36088