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University of Alabama at Birmingham RN to BSN Track


The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing in Birmingham, Alabama offers an RN to BSN track 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 UAB 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.  A two-day on-campus intensive is required early in the program.  Web-based nursing courses are accessible anytime and from anywhere and are designed for completion in two semesters of full-time study, although a three to four semester plan is recommended.  RN to BSN students complete ninety (90) clinical hours in a practicum course through activities in their home community.  Students are admitted to the UAB program in fall and in spring semesters each year with June and October deadlines, respectively.  The curriculum is comprised of eighteen (18) general education pre-requisite requirements (59 semester hours) and a professional component consisting of nine (9) nursing courses (30 semester hours).  Transfer credit for 32 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 at Birmingham offers graduate options of MSN, DNP, and PhD, 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 at Birmingham, see www.uab.edu/nursing/home/student-information/acad-prog/rn-mobility.