RN to MSN Online

The BSN and MSN programs of the college are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Our BSN is accredited for the term of 10 years through June 30, 2021; MSN is accredited for the term of 10 years through June 30, 2023.
  • 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


  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. NU502- Health Policy and Social Issues
    2. NU503 - Advanced Theory
    3. NU508 - Advanced Health Assessment
  5. Apply for BSN Graduation.
  6. 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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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
Currently, we cannot accept students from the following states and regions:
  • Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin

For Additional Info or Advising

Mrs. Cindy P. Mashburn
Administrative Assistant, Online Program
UNA Box 5127| 223 Stevens Hall
Phone: 256.765.4936


Ms. Lauren Shell
Online Nursing Enrollment Coordinator
UNA Box 5127 | 227 Stevens Hall
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


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.