Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions


 Seeking a BSN or MSN degree?

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Entering freshmen and transfer students complete a four-year curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are awarded the BSN degree, and are eligible to take the NCLEX exam for licensing as a registered nurse (R.N.).

For Registered Nurses who wish to attain the BSN degree, our "RN to BSN Online Program" allows RNs to attain their BSN degree entirely online. For BSN prepared nurses, we also offer an MSN degree program completely online. Both the BSN and the MSN online programs provide an online learning environment that is educationally rewarding and designed to meet the schedule of the working student.

Why the Anderson College of Nursing:

  • Leader in the education of nurses since 1973
  • Committed to providing quality and accessible educational opportunities
  • Fully approved by the Alabama State Board of Nursing
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of North Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

    Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
  • Traditional BSN option leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
  • Accelerated Alternative for second degree students is available - leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • RN to BSN (or RN to MSN Bridge) online track of the BSN program is for associate degree registered nurses.
  • MSN online program offers tracks in Teaching-Learning, Leadership, and Family Nurse Practitioner
  • UNA has been approved by Alabama to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
    NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
  • Diverse faculty and student body

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"ACONHP not only makes me feel prepared for post-graduate life as a hopeful RN, but also makes me feel a part of something much bigger than myself. We are a family and we celebrate everyone's success along the way. Nursing isn't an easy career, but ACONHP has definitely made it an easy decision." - Marissa Deal, Level 2 Nursing Student
"I chose nursing because I like to help people leave better than they came. It's an absolute joy to not only work with, but to also save lives.
 - Kaleb Grimes, Level 4 Nursing Student