Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Pathway


There has not been a better time to be a nurse than right now. Today, not only do nurses provide life-saving and life-changing care at the bedside, depending upon their level of education, nurses also work just about anywhere -- in school systems helping kids, in the legal profession as consultants, in the pharmaceutical industry in sales, leading companies as CEOs, as faculty teaching the next generation of nurses, as scientists making discoveries that change lives and in health care policy responding to and helping shape the rapidly changing health care environment. By choosing nursing, you are choosing a versatile career that you can use in a variety of ways across your lifetime.

Because of the growing need for BSN prepared nurses, the UAB School of Nursing offers multiple pathways for achieving the Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree:

  • The traditional, four year, Prelicensure BSN Pathway.
  • The distance accessible RN to BSN Pathway that is designed for registered nurses with an Associate's degree in nursing that want to earn a BSN degree. There is also an RN to MSN Pathway for those individuals who want to seamlessly progress into the MSN program once their BSN coursework is completed.
  • Our new UAB Nursing Community College Partnership (UABCCNP) Join Enrollment Pathway that allows students to earn an Associate Degree and the BSN degree in nursing at the same time.


BSN Program

Prelicensure BSN Pathway

RN-Mobility: Registered Nurse (RN) to BSN

RN to BSN and RN to MSN Pathways

Joint Enrollment

UAB Nursing Community College Partnership (UABNCCP) Joint Enrollment Pathway