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The Accelerated BSN Academic Practice Partnership (ABSN-APP) at the UAH College of Nursing represents an innovative educational and practice partner solution to the nursing shortage. Our accelerated program uses the Student Nurse Apprentice program approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing in conjunction with the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship.

The ABSN-APP is designed for academically qualified and highly motivated individuals with a bachelor’s degree or higher in another field who wish to earn a BSN degree. Benefits for students selected include:

  • 3 semesters (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • Smaller class size
  • One-on-One clinical mentoring by a practicing nurse
  • Paid tuition by the employer using the last dollar scholarship
  • Paid clinical hours
  • Guaranteed job placement
Interested students are strongly encouraged to meet with or contact a UAH College of Nursing advisor when applying to the program.
How do I apply to the College of Nursing?
Students must be accepted to the University prior to submitting an application to the College of Nursing. Once a student is admitted to UAH, the application for the College of Nurisng is on our website.
Go to the UAH Admissions page to get started.
What are the admission requirements for the Accelerated BSN program?
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How many students do you accept?
As our partner hospitals grow, so does our offerings. Currently our ABSN program can accomodate 20 students
Can I work while in the program?
Students are not advised to work during this program due to the credit hours enrolled and clinical demands
Can I use my TEAS score instead of HESI A2?
No. You must have a HESI A2 score of 75 or higher.
How can I schedule a HESI A2 exam?
Register at UAH Testing Services
How many times can I take the HESI A2?
Currently, there is no limit on the number of times a student can take the HESI A2. The College of Nursing will accept the highest composite score. We do not super score.
How do I study?
Review these resources from the Student Success Center.
What is the application deadline?
September 1 for spring admission
Can I schedule a tour of the College of Nursing?
Reach out to to inquire about the availabilty of a college tour!
Does the University accept CLEP, IB, or AP credit?
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Is there a time limit on my science classes?
Currently, there is no time limit on classes. However, we strongly recommend that your science credits be less than 5 years old.
Does the program have an orientation?
Yes, there is a mandatory orientation for ABSN students.
What resources are avaible for student success?
E2, SSC, PASS, Tutoring, ASAP, UR-STAR, and the Couseling Center
Where do I order my textbooks?
The UAH Bookstore
What opportunities are avaible for student engagement?
Nursing Ambassadors, Association of Nursing Students (ANS), and the Student Advisory Council to the Dean (SACD)

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Justin Hargrave
NUR 227

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years or older. The College of Nursing will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under 29 CFR § 30.