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UWA Division of Nursing

 

 

Prospective Students

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Associate of Science in Nursing

    Why choose UWA for your nursing degree?

    At the UWA Division of Nursing, students can earn an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) in just 2 years (5 semesters).   Students have the opportunity to learn hands-on skills in both clinical and simulated lab settings from experienced nurse educators.  Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to take the Registered Nurse Licensure Exam (NCLEX) and enter the workforce.

    Graduates of our ASN program may elect to enroll in bachelor’s or accelerated master’s degree programs to prepare for a broader scope of nursing practice including teaching, administration, research, or advanced practice. The UWA Division of Nursing now offers an online RN-BSN degree to allow graduates to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing.  For more information about this program visit:  https://online.uwa.edu/online-degrees/rn-bsn/

    The future outlook for a career in nursing is excellent.  A shortage of nurses is leading hospitals and other employers to offer flexible work schedules, educational benefits, higher pay, and other incentives to retain existing staff and recruit new graduates.  Therefore, choosing to seek an ASN from UWA is a wonderful opportunity.

    What are the admission requirements?

    All applications that meet the minimum requirements for admission are presented to the Nursing Faculty Committee for review and determination regarding admittance into the nursing program.  Admission into the Division of Nursing is highly competitive. Meeting all eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission into the nursing program.

    UWA DON Admission Criteria

    What is the standard program of study for the ASN degree?

    An associate's degree allows you the opportunity to complete the nursing program in 2 or 3 years and begin your nursing practice. You will learn hands-on, experiential knowledge that will prepare you for the NCLEX-RN exam and your future nursing career.

    UWA ASN Program of Study

    What is the program of study if pursuing the ASN degree with plans to complete the BSN?

    Students may choose to take a blended approach to obtaining the BSN degree. These students will complete one year of the additional prerequisite courses required for the BSN and then complete the 2-year Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program. Following the completion of the ASN requirements, the student will sit for the licensure exam and become a Registered Nurse. The graduate would then take an additional year to complete the online RN-to-BSN offered online by UWA.

    Blended Curriculum Option

    UWA Online RN-to-BSN

    How do I apply for the ASN Program?

    Instructions for Application

    Need more information?

    Please review the DON Student Handbook or contact us at 205-652-3517. You may also visit us on  our UWA DON Facebook page.

    2021-2022 DON Student Handbook

    Associate of Science in Nursing Program Accreditation

    The associate nursing program at The University of West Alabama located in Livingston, AL is accredited by the:

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

    3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400

    Atlanta, GA  30326

    (404)975-5000

    The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program in Continuing Accreditation.

    RN-to-BSN Online Accreditation

    Effective November 13, 2020, the baccalaureate nursing program at The University of West Alabama located in Livingston, AL is a candidate for the initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on November 13, 2022.

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

    3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400

    Atlanta, GA  30326

    (404)975-5000

    Alabama Board of Nursing Approval

    The associate nursing program at The University of West Alabama located in Livingston, AL has been approved by The Alabama Board of Nursing.

    The Alabama Board of Nursing

    RSA Plaza Suite 250

    770 Washington Avenue

    P.O. Box 303900

    Montgomery, AL  36130

     

     

    The UWA Division of Nursing meets all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.