University of West Alabama
UWA, Station 200
Livingston, Alabama 35470
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
This is an associate degree program approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The curriculum consists of six consecutive semesters (two academic years and two summer semesters). Sequential nursing courses begin in the second semester of the program. In addition, fifteen semester hours in biological science, six semester hours in behavioral science, six semester hours in English, and three hours in humanities/fine arts are required. Upon successful completion of the prescribed course of study, totaling seventy-two semester hours, the student is qualified to receive the degree of Associate in Science and is eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
The legal requirements established by the Alabama Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse are detailed in the Alabama Board of Nursing Administrative Code. Applicants who have been found guilty of any offenses listed in the Code may be denied licensure by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Any applicant who has had a criminal conviction, alcohol and/or drug abuse/treatment or mental illness must provide the Alabama Board of Nursing with a full explanation and the appropriate court/treatment records at the time of application for examination and licensure. The Alabama Board of Nursing will determine whether or not the applicant may write the examination and be licensed as a registered nurse.
Students in the nursing program are required to purchase authorized nursing uniforms, a liability insurance policy, and pay a fee for standardized achievement tests. In addition, a fee is charged the first semester of nursing courses for background screening and drug testing. Travel to and from clinical facilities for laboratory experiences must be arranged by the student.