College of Nursing

RN to MSN Online

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; Telephone (202) 887-6791.


  • Program is completely online

  • 24/7 accessible & flexible online delivery

  • Clinicals arranged in your own locale

  • Reduces the length of time required to attain the Master’s Degree by one semester (9 hours)

  • Both BSN and the MSN diplomas are awarded

How to begin? Follow the steps below to get started!

  1. Apply to UNA’s RN to BSN program.
  2. Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  3. After completing at least 12 hrs of nursing courses, students must confer with advisor regarding intent to pursue the RN to MSN Option.*
  4. Successfully complete designated graduate courses (9 hrs.)
    1. NU501- Advanced Nursing Research
    2. NU503 - Advanced Theory
    3. NU601 - Health Policy and Social Issues.
  5. Apply to the MSN program. **

*Prerequisites for enrollment in Graduate Courses as an undergraduate: 
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA after completing at least 12 credit hours of undergraduate nursing courses at UNA.
  • Must have advisor permission prior to enrollment.

**Must meet all requirements as specified in the Graduate Catalog.

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Online Programs

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For Additional Info or Advising

Traditional/Accelerated Students contact:

Ms.  Laura Henley, Coordinator, Traditional Nursing Enrollment
UNA Box 5054 | 312B Stevens Hall
Phone: 256.765.5136


Online Students contact:

Mrs. Cindy P. Mashburn, Administrative Assistant, Online Program

UNA Box 5127 | 223 Stevens Hall

Phone: 256.765.4936


Mrs. Sandra Thompson, Coordinator, Online Nursing Enrollment

UNA Box 5127 | 227 Stevens Hall

Phone: 256.765.4931