Several pathways are available to students who wish to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

  • Pre-licensure (Traditional) program
  • RN-to-BSN
  • Dual-degree
  • Accelerated BSN

Program outcomes for these pathways are:

1. Use Foundations of nursing science, liberal arts, and natural and social sciences in professional practice.

2. Practice nursing as a generalist using scientific, ethical, legal, and professional standards as a basis for clinical judgment and holistic, compassionate care of individuals.

3. Appraise personal, social, economic, and environmental determinants that influence the health of communities and populations.

4. Incorporate research and evidence-based practice to promote quality healthcare across diverse, vulnerable populations and cultures.

5. Apply quality and safety principles in all aspects of nursing practice.

6. Demonstrate characteristics of leadership and accountability to promote intra and interprofessional communication and collaboration in care of diverse populations.

7. Interpret health care policy, care delivery models, and organizational systems for current and future health care needs in the clinical setting.

8. Display proficiency in the use of patient care technologies, healthcare information systems, and communication devices to support safe, competent nursing practice.

9. Demonstrate characteristics of professional practice reflective of ethical values, inclusion, equity, and social justice.

10. Engage in lifelong learning and personal and professional development.


The UAH College of Nursing BSN program aligns with the following professional nursing standards and guidelines:

  • The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education of Baccalaureate Education (AACN, 2021)
  • The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses (ANA, 2015)
  • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN, ND)