The University of Alabama RN to BSN Track
The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing (UACCN) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama offers an RN to BSN track is especially designed to meet the needs of registered nurses desiring a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. As is the intent of the RN to BSN concept, the curriculum offers the registered nurse the opportunity to advance their degree without unnecessary repetition of course content. The UACCN nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Within the RN to BSN track, all nursing courses are offered completely in the on-line format for the convenience of working nurses and to enable them to remain in their home community while advancing their degree. Web-based nursing courses are accessible anytime and from anywhere and are designed for completion in one calendar year of full-time study. RN to BSN students complete any clinical-related activities in their home community. Students are admitted to the UACCN program in twice each year with class cohorts starting in summer term (May) and in spring semester (January). Application dates are March 1 and November 1, respectively. The curriculum is comprised of 16 - 17 general education pre-requisite requirements (52-55 semester hours) and a professional component consisting of six (6) nursing courses (25 semester hours). Transfer credit for 41 semester hours is awarded for prior completion of the Associate or Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
In addition to the traditional RN to BSN track for Registered Nurses, The University of Alabama also offers options for RN to BSN/MSN, as well as alternative second degree requirements for RNs holding a non-nursing bachelor’s degree. For additional information regarding the RN to BSN track available from The University of Alabama, see http://nursing.ua.edu/rn_options_future.htm