University of Mobile
The University of Mobile is a small not-for-profit school located in Mobile, Alabama. It offers both undergraduate and graduates degree programs, including several MSN tracks. While the University of Mobile is a small school, they have a 13:1 student to faculty ratio, ensuring that students receive the attention that they need to excel.
The University of Mobile was established in 1961 as a liberal arts college with a strong Baptist affiliation. In recent years, the university has been recognized as one of the best regional colleges in the South. The campus is located about 10 miles north of Mobile on over 880 acres of wooded land. Students are just about 15 minutes from downtown Mobile and 45 minutes from the beach.
The nursing programs are offered through the School of Nursing. The University of Mobile School of Nursing provides several educational paths for students that want to start a career in nursing. Programs include BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, and two MSN program tracks. The Master’s program includes specializations in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration. The small student size and committed professors help create a great learning environment. Students also receive hands-on training at nearby healthcare facilities, including hospitals, health departments, and physician’s offices that the university has partnered with.
|Campus LocaleFringe Rural|
|Number of Students1,604|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
The ADN program at University of Mobile prepares students as an entry level nurse practitioner. The course will teach you basic nursing knowledge and psychomotor skills.
Students who are interested in attending University of Mobile’s ADN program must meet both the university’s and the school of nursing admission requirements. And it’s best to do it as early as possible.
Students are required to provide NLN PAX RN entrance exam test result along with SAT score. A high school transcript or GED is also required.
You should also provide your complete medical history and take immunization, which will be provided by the school for your clinical. Your CPR certification should also be in order. Lastly your criminal record must be clean.
The course is dived into five semesters with a total of 70 credit hours. The course also includes a 2 credit hours NCLEX RN prep classes at the end of the fifth semester.
The program is not accredited at the time of writing but it is fully approved by Alabama state board of nursing.
The program’s curriculum is designed to be covered in four academic years. A student takes a total of 127 credit hours.The students are taught general and professional courses. The general courses are taught in the first two years and professional courses the last two. Some core courses taught include Introduction to Psychology, HumanAnatomy, AdultNursing, MentalHealth, Fundamentals of Nursingand Pharmacology among others.
Interested students must submit their application before or on the April 1st. To be admitted to the BSN program, a student must meet all the university requirements. Admission to the University does not however guarantee admission to the BSN program. Requirements to the BSN program include:
- Apply to the School of Nursing college before the April 1st deadline
- Have attained a minimum of C in the specified courses
- Have attained a minimum of 2.75 GPA in the specified courses within the nursing curriculum,
- Official ACT score with a composite of 21.
- Have current CPR certification.
- Submit a final high school transcript or GED score
Students must also submit to a drug screening test and criminal background check.The requirements are the minimum standards set and meeting them does not guarantee an applicant of admission.
The University of Mobile MSN program is designed to prepare graduate level nurses to practice as administrators and educators in a range of health care settings. The program is intended to offer opportunities for theoretical, practice and research.
The program is intended to meet the need for various professionals in the nursing sector including leaders, teachers and administrators. The program is designed in a way to offer major components with leadership, decision making and critical thinking in a manner that is integrated throughout the curriculum.
- A BSN Degree from an accredited program
- Official transcripts from all institutions in which college level coursework have been completed
- Have an overall Grade Point Average of 3.0
- Official GRE test scores (no older than five years)
- Current and unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse
- Current immunizations series (measles, rubella, mumps, varicella and Hepatitis B)
- Health examination including laboratory testing for contagious diseases (for clinical components as required)
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
12/01/1975 - 12/31/2013
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/29/2005 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||910 to 1100|
|ACT||20 to 25|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$750/credit|
|In State Students||$750/credit|
|Out of State Students||$750/credit|
|In District Students||$456/credit|
|In State Students||$456/credit|
|Out of State Students||$456/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of University of Mobile's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||9%||$933|
|State Grant & Scholarships||58%||$982|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||94%||$11,377|
|Federal Student Loans||71%||$5,518|
$22,190Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$13,658|
|$30,001 to $48,000$15,179|
|$48,001 to $75,000$19,386|
|$75,001 to $110,000$23,266|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.