Accelerated BSN Program

By earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Alabama, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become a registered nurse at an accelerated pace. With a career in nursing, you’ll inspire change in your organization, community, and beyond. Upon completion of a BSN, students will be able to provide quality care in adult health, mental wellness, and pediatric care while demonstrating ethical decision-making.

The accelerated BSN option is available for students who have previously completed a baccalaureate degree. After BSN undergraduate program prerequisites are complete, as listed in the catalog, students will begin clinical and non-clinical professional nursing courses and electives.

costs

Cost:
In-State: $320 per credit hour + fees
Out-of-State: $640 per credit hour + fees

time

Time to Complete:
Less than 2 years

modality

Modality Offered:
On-Campus

credientials

Credentials:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Why North Alabama?

Experience an unmatched education for your future in nursing. UNA's Accelerated BSN program is perfect for individuals with a previous baccalaureate degree who are aspiring to become a nurse. Professors bring real-world experience to the classroom, which serves as the foundation for our program. If you’re ready to earn your BSN you will benefit from their hands-on patient stories and real-world examples—approaching health care with a new lens.

With a diverse student body and seasoned faculty, the University of North Alabama offers flexible course schedules, competitive pricing, and a highly reputable education that fits your life. As a leader in nursing education since 1973, UNA prepares you to demonstrate knowledge, competencies, and skills in advanced nursing practices that ensure quality care and ethical decision-making.

Accelerated BSN Curriculum

Area I (Written Composition) - 0 Credit Hours
None Required
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts) - 0 Credit Hours
None Required
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics) - 4 Credit Hours
CH 101
Intro Inorganic Chemistry & Lab (4)
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences) - 6 Credit Hours
ED 299
Growth and Development (3)
PY 201
Introduction to Psychology (3)
Area V - 24 Credit Hours
BI 241
& BI 242
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
BI 302
Clinical Microbiology (4)
MA 147
Elementary Statistics (3)
CNH 342
Nutrition (3)
NU 203W
or NU 203WR
Nursing Concepts (3)
NU 238
or NU 238R
Pathophysiology for the Professional Nurse (3)

Accreditations

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and post-graduate APRN certificate program in nursing at the University of North Alabama are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Faculty

You will learn from dedicated full-time faculty—most holding terminal degrees in their field.

View our Nursing Faculty/Staff here.

What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree better prepares you for more comprehensive patient care while opening doors to further your nursing career. By completing your BSN, you’ll find greater employment opportunities that allow you to focus your career in areas that interest you more.

Admission Requirements

Initial admission is based on requirements for admission to the University; however, admission to the University does not assure admission to the program in nursing. Admission to the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions is competitive, and meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the BSN program. Requirements for admission to nursing courses are:

  • Hold a bachelors degree in any discipline other than Nursing, from a regionally accredited institution
  • Admission to the University of North Alabama
  • Submit a formal application to the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions which includes an application fee.
  • Letter of Eligibility:
    • Students previously enrolled in another nursing program must provide a letter of eligibility to return to the program without stipulation by the dean or director. If ineligible to return to the program, student is ineligible to apply to the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions.
  • Students must be eligible to participate in rotations in all clinical facilities to be eligible for admission to the program.
  • Evidence of a 3.0 GPA in either the first degree or on the completed prerequisite courses.
  • An admission cumulative index based on admission assessment exam scores, overall GPA, and completed coursework at UNA is used to determine admission to the upper-division nursing major.
  • Complete a criminal background check as specified on the application for admission.

Application Deadlines

Students may be accepted and enroll in the spring semester for the Accelerated BSN program. The application is available September 1st – 30th of each year. If the 30th falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the Friday before.

Tuition and Aid

In-state: $320 per credit hour plus additional fees.

Out-of-state: $640 per credit hour plus additional fees.


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