University of Mobile

Mobile, AL 36613

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. 

 

Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Southern Baptist
Level4-year
TypePrivate
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs Offered

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.

Admission

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.

Admission Requirements:

  • 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
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 0
Bachelor's degree 2 32
Master's degree 0 4
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.5%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
12/01/1975 - 12/31/2013
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
09/29/2005 - Current

Admission

47%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT910 to 1100
ACT20 to 25
Admission considerations
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $25

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$750/credit
In State Students$750/credit
Out of State Students$750/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$456/credit
In State Students$456/credit
Out of State Students$456/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $33,750 $33,750 $33,750
ADN 70 $52,500 $52,500 $52,500
BSN 125 $93,750 $93,750 $93,750
FNP 50 $22,800 $22,800 $22,800
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 41% $4,287
Other Federal Grant 9% $933
State Grant & Scholarships 58% $982
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 94% $11,377
Federal Student Loans 71% $5,518
Private Loans 5% $11,819

$22,190

Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$24,736

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Student Population

1,443

Undergrads

161

Graduates

1,061

Women

543

Men

76%

Full-time

24%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
54%
Black/African American
20%
Race/ethnicity unknown
12%
Two or more races
5%
Non-resident alien
3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
2%
Hispanic
2%
Asian
1%

Relevant scholarships

University of Alabama School of Nursing Scholarships

The School of Nursing at UAB several scholarship programs. The School's scholarship portfolio consists of 59 scholarships. 

Nursing Scholarships for Graduate Students

Applicants must be pursuing graduate nursing degrees from the University of South Alabama.

A. Earl Potts Scholarship

Applicants must be first-time freshmen at University of Mobile. Students must have financial need and submit a FAFSA. Applicants must be active members of a cooperating Alabama Baptist State ...

Wallace Scholarship

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors enrolling at University of Mobile. Students must be a member of a Boys and Girls Club in Semmes or Theodore, Alabama. Applicants must demonstrate ...


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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.

University of Mobile
5735 College Parkway Drive
Mobile, AL 36613
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