Prepare for the call
Being a registered nurse is one of the most rewarding and challenging of all professional careers. As a registered nurse you can have the opportunity to promote health, serve humanity and experience the self-satisfaction of a rewarding career.
The career outlook for registered nursing has been excellent over the past few decades. A shortage of nurses in some parts of the country has led some hospitals and other employers in those areas to offer flexible work schedules, educational benefits, higher pay, and other incentives to retain existing staff and for recruiting.
A world of opportunity
Your journey begins here
Many career options exist for registered nurses including ambulatory care nurses, critical care nurses, emergency or trauma nurses, home healthcare nurses, hospice or palliative care nurses, medical-surgical nurses, psychiatric-mental health nurses, etc. And one thing is certain, the demand for nurses is greater than ever.
The making of a nurse
Jennifer Collins, Charge Nurse at Baptist Princeton Medical Center
Not everyone goes to college knowing what they want to be. Jennifer Collins found her calling and her time in the Division of Nursing set the course of her life.
The Nursing Program at UWA is an associate's degree program approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing. You must be admitted to both the University and to the Nursing program. You can learn more about our admission requirements here.
Helping nurses answer the call
We exist for one simple reason
Nursing is a calling. Our purpose at UWA is to give you the skills, the experience and opportunities that you need to answer that call.