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Division of Nursing

“Everyone there takes you on — like they have a vested interest in your success.” 

— Jennifer Collins, RN, UWA Division of Nursing Graduate  

Nursing Matters

The Ira D. Pruitt Division of Nursing provides nursing programs designed to meet the growing learning needs of the region and contemporary society. Our mission is to bring about positive change in the field of healthcare through nursing education, service-learning projects, and community outreach. Nursing presents an opportunity to care for, serve, and help others. At its core, nursing provides for the well-being and basic care needs of an individual or community of individuals.

Being a registered nurse is one of the most rewarding and challenging of all professional careers. As a registered nurse, you will have the opportunity to promote health, serve humanity and experience the self-satisfaction of a rewarding career. At the University of West Alabama Division of Nursing, we help to prepare students for lifelong success in nursing. 

The career outlook for nursing is excellent. A shortage of nurses has led hospitals and other employers to offer flexible work schedules, educational benefits, and other incentives to retain existing staff and to recruit new graduates. The degree options in the Division of Nursing are designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to seek a career as a registered nurse. Programs in the Division of Nursing are granted approval by the Alabama Board of Nursing and accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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Division of Nursing Resources

Certified Nursing Assistant Program

This program is aimed at developing a set of employable skills among underemployed and unemployed residents in the West Alabama Region. It works to address the shortage of nurses and nursing assistants in rural communities, enhance the quality of healthcare in rural areas and more. 

Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Choose the Program That’s Right for You

Choose a nursing degree that meets your needs and your schedule. Choose from a range of programs — on campus or online — all of which are designed to give you the tools and skills you need for a successful career in the healthcare field 

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