Undergraduate programs in UA's College of Nursing

Degrees we offer

OneBachelor of Science in Nursing
The six-semester program (plus prerequisites) will enable you to provide care to a variety of patients in traditional and non-traditional settings.

TwoSecond-degree BSN (Accelerated BSN)
Already have a bachelor's degree? This four-semester program can be completed in about 15 months.

ThreeFor LPNs: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
Build on your knowledge and experience to earn your bachelor's degree in as little as 2½ years.

FourRN to BSN and RN to BSN to MN program
Designed for RNs who earned associate degrees or diplomas in nursing, as well as for RNs with bachelor's degrees in areas other than nursing.

Our philosophy

Our philosophy

We strive:

  • to prepare generalists who provide safe and high quality nursing care to clients;
  • to provide opportunity for students to acquire theoretical and clinical competence essential to the practice of nursing;
  • to expose students to professional nursing's impact on society; and
  • to provide a foundation for graduate study and/or continuing education in professional nursing.

Admissions to the school

Here's what it takes to apply to the school.


Scholarship information

A number of scholarships are available.


Records check required

The school requires entering students to submit to a background check.


High-tech support

Technology supports learning in the School of Nursing: See the Learning Resources Center, the Evolve Learning Management System and the use of mobile devices in nursing at UA.