BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSHING
If you are an RN who would like to gain the qualifications necessary to advance in your field, our School of Nursing’s RN to BSN Program for Career Nurses can help you achieve this goal.
The RN to BSN program:
Provides individualized clinical experiences based on interests and learning needs of RNs in a day-long Friday format
Recognizes the previously acquired knowledge and skills of the RN student as well as their attributes and educational needs
Offers the ability to qualify for career advancement opportunities
The RN to BSN program uses a blended structure. Online and on campus classes are offered in convenient 8-week sessions designed specifically for working adults. This class structure allows you to continue with your family and work schedule while advancing your career.
The University of Mobile’s RN to BSN Program has been named as a Best Value in the South.
Be currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse with an unrestricted Alabama license.
Actively practice nursing or have practiced nursing for three of the last five years.
Be free from inhibiting physical or emotional handicaps, including the ability to perform necessary psychomotor skills normally associated with bedside nursing without assistance.
Maintain current immunizations.
Have current CPR certification in infant, child, and adult.
Have absence of criminal conviction.
Registered nurses who are actively practicing nursing, who have completed a basic nursing program within the past three years, or who have practiced nursing for three of the last five years, may enroll in the career program. Students in the RN to BSN Career program must complete 62 hours of nursing courses including NU 400, NU 410, NU 417, NU 418 (OC, WI), NU 419, NU 420, NU 422, NU 430 (WI) and NU 440. Nursing courses may be completed in 3 academic periods (semesters) by following the suggested sequence. A minor is not required. Registered nurses may validate 34 semester hours of nursing credit by completing NU 400 with a C or better. Students must also complete non-nursing courses as listed.
NU 410 Pathophysiology
NU 417 The Community as a Client
NU 418 Ethical Considerations in Nursing (OC, WI)
NU 419 Health Care Financing/Delivery Systems I
NU 420 Professional Nursing Practice I
NU 422 Assessment Skills For Practicing Nurse
NU 430 Principles of Nursing Research (WI)
NU 440 Professional Nursing Practice II
Nursing Validation Credit