RN to BSN Nursing Post Licensure

With a career in nursing, you’ll inspire change in your organization, community and beyond. Registered nurses can expand their knowledge and become a nursing leader by earning their Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Alabama with a specialized, flexible, RN to BSN degree. Expanding your knowledge with an RN to BSN, allows you to demonstrate knowledge, competencies, and skills in nursing practices that ensure quality care and ethical decision-making—all with options to complete at an accelerated pace.

The RN to BSN Post Licensure Program at the University of North Alabama is offered completely online, with 24/7 accessible and flexible delivery of course content.

After the successful completion of one semester of nursing courses, you may transfer 30 credits in, saving you time and money with UNA’s online nursing program—one of the best nursing programs in Alabama.

  • RN to BSN Option

    • Elevate your healthcare career. This innovative and flexible program can get you to a BSN degree in as few as 12 months. With affordable tuition, and no extra fees, you’ll join a rank of alumni healthcare leaders dating back to 1973. Fully accredited, this accelerated program will fit into busy schedules, and offer you competitive tuition, getting you to your future—faster.

  • RN to MSN Bridge Option

    • Earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing while at the same time earning nine credit hours towards your Master of Science in Nursing with this double-hitting, fully online program designed around the schedule of a working RN. This means you’ll complete your BSN with only 23-32 credit hours away from your MSN, depending on MSN track chosen. With customized education, arranged in your own community for hands-on learning, this unique RN to MSN Bridge is perfect for busy professionals.

      After completing at least 12 credit hours of nursing courses (while maintain a 3.0 minimum GPA), students will confer with their academic advisor to receive permissions to register for graduate-level coursework. If approved, students complete 9 credit hours of graduate nursing coursework.

    • Upon completion of all BSN requirements including graduation application, students with a minimum of 3.0 or above in all nursing courses at UNA, and overall GPA of 3.0 or better, and have continuous enrollment are guaranteed admission acceptance into the MSN program.

Time to Complete:
12-18 months full-time 24-30 months part-time


Modality Offered:


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Why North Alabama?

Experience an unmatched education for your future in nursing. UNA's RN to BSN and RN to MSN Bridge programs are perfect for nurses wanting more. Professors bring real-world experience to the classroom, which serves as the foundation for our programs. 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.

Online RN to BSN Curriculum

Area I (Written Composition) 6
EN 111 (120)
Freshman Comp I (3)
EN 112 (121)
Freshman Comp I (3)
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts) 12
EN 231
Literature of the Western World I (3)
EN 232
Literature of the Western World II (3)
COM 201
Fundamentals of Speech (3)
Art, Music, Theatre, Philosophy, Religion, or Foreign Language (3) 1
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics) 11
MA 110 
Finite Mathematics (3)  2
CH 101
Intro Inorganic Chemistry & Lab (4)
2nd Science and Lab course from the following options:
CH 102 & Lab, CH 111 & Lab, CH 112 & Lab (4)
or BI 101, 102, 111, 112 (4)
or PH 101, 121, 125, 241, 242, 251, 252 (4)
or ES 131, 132, 133, 146, 200, 251 (4)
or GE 111, GE 112 (4)
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences) 12
HI 101 - 102
or HI 201 - 202
Survey of World Civilization I & II (6)
or U.S. History I & II (6)
ED 299
Growth and Development (3)
PY 201 or SO 221
Introduction to Psychology (3) or Introductory Sociology (3)
Area V 18
BI 241
& BI 242
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
BI 302 or 307
Microbiology (4)
MA 147
Elementary Statistics (3)
CNH 342
Nutrition (3)


In our RN to BSN and RN to MSN Bridge Tracks, 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.


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).

Admission Requirements

Unconditional admission into the online RN to BSN and RN to MSN Bridge Tracks at North Alabama includes the following requirements:

  • Submit official proof of a current unencumbered registered nursing license and be in good standing with the Board of Nursing
  • Graduate from an accredited associate degree in nursing program or a diploma program in nursing
  • Possess a minimum of "C" or higher in all required math, science and Area V courses
  • Must have a criminal background check and negative drug screen as specified on admission information
  • Students must be eligible to participate in rotations in all clinical facilities to be eligible for admission to the program.

Application Deadlines

Students may be accepted and enroll in the spring, summer, and fall semesters for the RN to BSN, RN to MSN Bridge programs. We recommend that students complete their application for admission at least 2-3 months prior to their desired enrollment date in order to have time to submit all documentation.

Tuition and Aid

Online: $340 per credit hour plus additional fees with no out-of-state tuition.

Our New Start Scholarship is available to new students enrolled in any online degree program, offering a complimentary first course fee. Plus, for a limited time, no application fee is required.

Learn more about additional nursing scholarship opportunities

Tuition Cost

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Online: $340 per credit hour plus additional fees

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 will be secured by the course instructor with assistance from the student. 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. Amy Seay (amseay@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 and California.

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