RN to MSN

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing at the University of North Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • Program is offered completely online
  • 24/7 accessible & flexible delivery of course content
  • Observation clinical experiences arranged in your own locale
  • Upon completion, the BSN degree is awarded
  • Students completing their BSN under the RN to MSN concentration will have completed 9 credit hours (one semester) of graduate coursework at the time of admittance to the MSN program. As a result, RN to MSN students will only lack 23 credit hours, once admitted to the MSN program, to complete their graduate degree!  

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HOW TO APPLY

  1. Submit an application for admission online, selecting Nursing-Online & the RN to MSN option.
  2. Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  3. After completing at least 12 hrs of nursing courses, students will confer with their academic advisor to receive permission to register for graduate-level coursework.
  4. Successfully complete designated graduate courses (9 hrs.)
    1. NU 502- Health Policy, Social Issues, & Theory
    2. NU 508 - Advanced Health Assessment
    3. NU 509 - Diversity, Ethics, Health Promotion, & Informatics in Patient Centered Care
  5. Apply for BSN Graduation.
  6. Apply for admission 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.


Please note:
This online program does not lead to any professional licensure or certification that would be regulated by your state board of nursing.  Our program does include clinical requirements which are completed in your community under the supervision of a preceptor who you will secure with assistance from the course instructor. If your state Board of Nursing (BON) requires approval of a supervised field experience, such professional approval requirements remain in effect. Please contact your BON if you have any questions about this requirement. If you or your state’s BON have questions about the program, please contact Dr. Kristy Oden at kooden@una.edu. 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.
Currently, we cannot accept students from the following states and regions:
  • Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
  • California

Prospective Students, contact:

Mrs. Kristy Garcia  
Student Recruitment Relationship Specialist
UNA Box 5127
email: klgarcia@una.edu
Phone: 256.765.4667

Enrolled Students, contact:

Mrs. Lauren Shell
Online Nursing Enrollment Coordinator
UNA Box 5127
email: sshell@una.edu
Phone: 256.765.4931



Electronic Campus

UNA is a member of Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus. For more information about the Electronic Campus, please visit https://www.sreb.org/electronic-campus.


NC-SARA

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.