Lynn LashleyChair, Division of Nursing
Welcome to the Ira D. Pruitt Division of Nursing at the University of West Alabama. I am very pleased to learn of your interest in our nursing program. You are directing your career goals toward an exciting and rewarding profession. Nursing today presents you with more challenges than at any time in its history and current trends indicate the nurse’s future role in health care delivery will be one of constant expansion. As a registered nurse you can have the opportunity to promote health, serve humanity and experience the self-satisfaction of a rewarding career. If you are looking for a nursing program with individualized instruction, a variety of health settings and an associate degree program which will qualify you for the National Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses, then The University of West Alabama may be the school for you. Our faculty is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and experience to allow you to function as competent and safe nurses. Nursing students at The University of West Alabama have the advantage of experiencing a university environment and are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities on campus. I want to encourage you to examine our website where you will be able to view important topics including our mission, program policies, admission requirements, etc. You will see that our nursing program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. So whether you’re a high school student considering a career in nursing, an individual wanting to begin a nursing career or change careers or an experienced nursing professional interested in advancing your career, I trust you will find our website full of useful information. For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.