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
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. RN to BSN
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)

    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.

    Admission Requirements

    • 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

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


Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading427 to 523
SAT: Math435 to 530
ACT Composite19 to 25
Admission considerations
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

Net Price


Average 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
Over 110k$12,448
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $264.00 $528.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $311.00 $622.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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. 

Service Scholarships

Applicants must be campus leaders at the University of North Alabama.

Peformance Scholarships

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.

Transfer Scholarships

Applicants must be transferring to the University of North Alabama from a community college. Students must have at least a 3.25 GPA.

Honors Program Scholarships

Applicants must have been admitted into the Honors Program at the University of North Alabama and must exhibit the highest levels of achievement.

More scholarships

Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing
University of North Alabama
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