Program Overview

If students are preparing to go on to medical school, we offer a 5-year program to give students a more in-depth education and build their resume further. This program is best for students who want to become a doctor, but also want to have a degree that they can use for practical experience day one after graduation.

Spring Hill College was named a College of Distinction for their award-winning Division of Nursing. Spring Hill College has also been ranked as the #1 four-year nursing program in the state of Alabama. Our RN to BSN program was ranked one of the top online RN to BSN programs in the state.


On Campus

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Honor Societies:

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing


Kelley Powell Scholarship

Program Goals

This program is built to give students a deeper knowledge of nursing and health care while also building their resumes in order to get them into a medical school. With the added year, this program allows students to take their time to thoroughly understand the material and master it before moving on to the next step in becoming a doctor.

Career Outlook

As graduates of the top-ranked nursing program in the state of Alabama, you’ll be able to work as a nurse in almost every field in the country, depending on certifications. Our nursing graduates are a group of elite nurses that have been able to work in a variety of settings and environments.


“Spring Hill gave me the resources and tools to go into the workforce confidently after graduation and to provide the holistic nursing that was learned on the Hill.” — Mary Kate Gallagher


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The Nursing Division’s leadership role is to prepare graduates to meet the challenges of our rapidly evolving health care environment. We are educating nurses to be global citizens who will bring the expertise of their education to their communities and their profession. Recent accomplishments at the Division give us cause for celebration and pride.

  • Kathryn Sheppard

    Professor, Division Chair of Nursing

  • Tracy Bucher

    Nursing Instructor

  • Stacy Clements

    Nursing Instructor

  • Tasha Jones

    Assistant Professor

  • Evan Kennedy

    Nursing Instructor

  • Katherine McCord


  • Erin Sheppard

    Assistant Professor

Why SHC?

  • At Spring Hill College, we’re making our mark – With our small class sizes and affordable tuition, Spring Hill College is uniquely qualified to provide a high quality education to our students. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on empowering students with a passion for knowledge and personal growth. With our recent tuition cut, Spring Hill College is one of the most affordable private colleges in the country.
  • We’re curious and inspired – Forbes Magazine has ranked Spring Hill College as one of the top ten best colleges for return on investment (ROI). In our class of 2019, 99.5% of graduates attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.
  • We’re doers – Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year. 100% of the 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted. Spring Hill College has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Education program over the last five years.

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To see how credits you are currently taking at any college/university may transfer to Spring Hill College, you can email a copy of your transcripts to We will send you an evaluation of credits and can help plan future coursework at your current college/university.


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