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Associate in Science in Nursing

    At the UWA Division of Nursing, students can earn an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) in just 2 years (5 semesters).   Students here have the opportunity to learn hands-on skills in both clinical and simulated lab setting 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 ADN 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:

    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 ADN from UWA is a wonderful opportunity.

    General Information

    The UWA Division of Nursing is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission or Education in Nursing (ACEN).  For detailed information about the UWA Division of Nursing please click on the appropriate link below: 

    Instructions for Application

    Admission Requirements

    UWA Nursing Curriculum

    2019-2020 DON Student Handbook

    2020-2021 DON Student Handbook


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