Nursing

Undergraduate programs

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.

FourFor RNs: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
Designed for RNs who earned a diploma or an associate's degree in nursing as well as RNs with bachelor degrees in an area 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.