Bachelor of Science in Nursing for ADN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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.

Program Objectives

  1. Practice nursing at the entry level based on ethical, legal, and professional standards.
  2. Utilize the nursing process for promoting, maintaining and restoring health with diverse populations in a variety of settings.
  3. Apply knowledge and use critical thinking as a generalist in professional practice.
  4. Demonstrate leadership, accountability and flexibility in collaboration with multidisciplinary health care systems.
  5. Engage in life-long learning and participate in activities that enhance the discipline of nursing.