University of North Alabama
Florence, AL 35632
The University of North Alabama (UNA) is a public university with both undergrad and graduate degree programs. It is the oldest public university in the state, and most of the campus is in Florence, which is a short drive from Memphis, Nashville, and Birmingham. Established in 1830, the university has grown over the years to accommodate over 10,000 students. The campus facilities are managed by an architectural firm, creating a beautiful campus for students. The area is known for its sprawling green lawns, beautiful fountains and sculptures, and shaded walkways. UNA offers 47 bachelor’s programs and 20 master’s programs through its five colleges, including the Anderson College of Nursing.
The UNA Anderson College of Nursing includes BSN, RN to BSN, and MSN programs. The Master’s program tracks include Nursing Education and Leadership in Healthcare Systems. Many of these programs, including the RN to BSN and master’s tracks, are offered entirely online so that students can learn from home.
The nursing programs are also ranked in the top 10 programs in the South. The college is approved through the Alabama State Board of Nursing and accredited by the CCNE. The college also recently broke ground on a new building to house the Anderson College of Nursing.
|Campus LocaleCity: Small|
|Student to Faculty Ratio20:1|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|Business ModelNot for Profit|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
RN to BSN
- Nursing Education
- Leadership in Healthcare Systems
The University of North Alabama RN to MSN program is accredited by the CCNE. The program is offered in two tracks in Nursing education and Nursing Leadership.
The first track (educator) is designed to prepare students with the tools to educate nursing students, health care personnel, and clients as well as being able to serve as part of the faculty of institutions of higher education and in the clinical environment.
The second track (leadership) is designed to prepare RN’s to offer advanced level health care administration and management. These programs is intended for applicants engaged or seeking to engage in the administrative or management elements of health care.
The program, both tracks, is offered completely online in an asynchronous format.
- BSN Degree from an accredited college or University(for MSN)
- Current and unencumbered license
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.0
- A year of practical experience as an RN (for the educators track only)
- Three professional references
- Personal Statement on professional goals
Applications for the MSN program are primarily accepted in the fall semester although a very small number of applicants are accepted in the spring and summer semesters.
For RN to MSN program students both BSN and MSN degree is awarded.
Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year
|Program name||Degree type||Graduates|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||Bachelor's degree||161|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||Master's degree||29|
NCLEX-RN Passrate History
NCLEX-RN passrate history of University of North Alabama as reported by Alabama state board of nursing.
Nearby Nursing Schools
The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of North Alabama
Northwest-Shoals Community College - Phil Campbell
32.02 miles away
Tennessee Technology Center at Waynesboro
36.06 miles away
University of Alabama in Huntsville
59.41 miles away
Tennessee Technology Center at Columbia
65.34 miles away
Tennessee Technology Center at Lexington
70.72 miles away
Tennessee Technology Center at Spring Hill
76.45 miles away
Northwest Mississippi Community College - Benton County Vocational Center
85.07 miles away
Tennessee Technology Center at Franklin
88.56 miles away
Tennessee Technology Center at Winchester
93.58 miles away
Mississippi University for Women
99.99 miles away
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1934 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
04/01/1982 - 06/30/2006
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/12/2008 - Current
|SAT: Critical Reading427 to 523|
|SAT: Math435 to 530|
|ACT Composite19 to 25|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor 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|
Cost (Net Price)
$10,427Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
|Less than 30k$9,410|
|30k to 48k$10,245|
|48k to 75k$11,734|
|75k to 110k$12,708|
Financial Aid & Loan
Students receiving any grant or scholarship aid
Students Who receive Pell Grants
Federal Student Loans
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)
The School of Nursing at UAB several scholarship programs. The School's scholarship portfolio consists of 59 scholarships.
Applicants must be campus leaders at the University of North Alabama.
Applicants must be involved in either athletics, band, chorus, or one of the publications at the University of North Alabama. Auditions or tryouts may be required.
Applicants must be transferring to the University of North Alabama from a community college. Students must have at least a 3.25 GPA.
Applicants must have been admitted into the Honors Program at the University of North Alabama and must exhibit the highest levels of achievement.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing