When you choose The University of Alabama's online RN to BSN program, you are choosing to take control of your future. Earning your advanced degree can put you on the fast-track to a higher salary, increased job security and leadership opportunities.
The University of Alabama's Capstone College of Nursing understands the busy lifestyle of working nurses like you, so we've designed this online program to make advancing your education affordable and attainable. The program is fully accredited and offers working nurses the opportunity to be among those who call themselves graduates of the University of Alabama.
The Institute of Medicine issued a call to action to increase the number of nurses with baccalaureate degrees to 80% by 2020. By enrolling in coursework now, you will be ahead of the curve as others prepare to meet this goal.
All nursing courses and the core curriculum are offered online. Clinical activities can be completed at facilities close to home.
The RN to BSN program of study is specifically designed for the registered nurse who holds an associate's degree or diploma in nursing and interested in earning a bachelor’s degree. After completing courses to meet University core curriculum requirements, students enroll in 25 credit hours of nursing courses. All core curriculum courses must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in nursing courses. You can enroll as a full-time or part-time student.
The RN to BSN/MSN program of study is an accelerated option for the experienced, highly qualified registered nurse who holds an associates degree or diploma in nursing. Registered nurses who meet MSN program admission criteria can apply for early admission to the Graduate School while completing the BSN requirements. The RN to BSN/MSN track decreases the time required to complete both the BSN and MSN degree programs. Students in the BSN/MSN program enroll as full-time students. The BSN degree is awarded after completion of all BSN requirements in the fourth semester. The MSN degree is awarded after completion of all MSN requirements. Two options are available for the RN to BSN/MSN student: Case Management Leadership or Clinical Nurse Leader.
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