University of Mobile
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Mobile, Alabama 36613
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
The graduate of the A.D.N. Program is a candidate for registered nurse licensure and functions as a contributing member of the health care team. The graduate is prepared to function as a beginning practitioner of nursing in caring for people of all ages with evident, common, recurring health problems in multiple health care settings. The A.D.N. graduate utilizes critical thinking decision-making skills while providing direct care to an individual or groups of individuals. The graduate is expected to view nursing education as a beginning on-going process and a basis for further study through participation in continuing education programs or formalized higher education.
For admission to the Associate Degree Program, the student:
Must have a 2.75 grade point average and a 21 ACT or the 55th percentile on the NLN PreEntrance Exam (PAX/RN). Applicants 25 years of age and older, or students who have earned 24 or more acceptable semester hours at regionally accredited colleges or universities with GPAs of 3.00 or higher, are exempt from this requirement. Students who have earned a bachelor's or master's degree are exempt from the ACT requirement.
RN to BSN Program Details
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
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 58 hours of nursing courses including NU 400 (WI), NU 410, NU 417 (WI), NU 418 (CL, OC, WI), NU 419 (WI), NU 420 (WI), 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 30 semester hours of nursing credit by completing NU 400 with a C or better.
BSN Program Details
The purpose of the baccalaureate nursing program is to prepare a beginning professional practitioner of nursing who is capable of utilizing the nursing process based upon appropriate theories. The beginning professional practitioner of nursing functions as an initiator of primary care in meeting the needs of individuals, families, and groups. The graduate will be able to assume the role of a leader of others in delegating nursing care, giving nursing care and using research findings in nursing. The graduate should possess the willingness and the ability to continue professional growth by pursuing graduate education or life-long nursing study.
For admission into the Baccalaureate program, the student:
Must have a 2.75 or better GPA and a 21 ACT with a minimum math score of 18. Applicants 25 years of age and older, or students who have earned 24 or more acceptable semester hours at regionally accredited colleges or universities with GPAs of 3.00 or higher, are exempt from this requirement. Students who have earned a bachelor's or master's degree are exempt from the ACT requirement.
Complete with a C or better a minimum of 55 hours of specified curriculum courses including BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 301, MA 107 or MA 110 or MA 111, NU 252, PSY 301, and PSY 315 or equivalent. All credit must be approved by the nursing faculty and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.