The undergraduate program at UAH provides two pathways to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) - a traditional one for students seeking their first professional nursing education, and a program for registered nurses with diplomas or associate degrees in nursing.
What is the total time frame for the RN-BSN option?
Total completion time for the RN-BSN option is two semesters (full time) with admission twice per year (fall and spring). Part time options are also available. The program is all online with the exception of a one day on-campus orientation at the start of the program (August and January) which beginning students are encouraged to attend. Students who are interested in pursuing a master's degree in addition to the BSN can apply for the RN to MSN option.
What things do I need to consider before applying?
Applicants for the RN-BSN degree program must submit the College of Nursing RN to BSN/MSN application and the UAH Undergraduate Application for Admission. Application forms should be submitted by April 1 (Fall) and October 1 (Spring) for priority consideration. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis.
- Practice nursing at the entry level based on ethical, legal, and professional standards.
- Utilize the nursing process for promoting, maintaining and restoring health with diverse populations in a variety of settings.
- Apply knowledge and use critical thinking as a generalist in professional practice.
- Demonstrate leadership, accountability and flexibility in collaboration with multidisciplinary health care systems.
- Engage in life-long learning and participate in activities that enhance the discipline of nursing.