Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs

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 three semesters (full time) with admission three times per year (summer, 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 (Summer and 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 as a generalist using the nursing process and clinical reasoning based on ethical, legal, and professional standards and principles.
  2. Translate research and utilize evidence-based practice to promote quality healthcare across diverse, vulnerable populations and cultures.
  3. Examine healthcare policy, care delivery models, and organizational systems for current and future healthcare needs within the clinical setting.
  4. Demonstrate characteristics of leadership and accountability to promote effective interprofessional collaboration in healthcare systems.
  5. Display proficiency in the use of patient care technologies, healthcare information systems, and communication devices to support safe and competent nursing practice.
  6. Engage in lifelong learning and participate in professional activities that enhance the nursing profession.
  7. Recognize the nurse's role in bio-immunogenetic technology to promote safe and competent nursing practice.