The RN Mobility RN to BSN Plan for registered nurses (RNs) provides an opportunity for advanced placement in nursing studies for individuals with previous nursing knowledge and/or experience. The RN Mobility patway to BSN is open to any student who has submitted evidence of successful completion of an accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program and who is licensed to practice as an RN in the state in which the student will do their student practicum. Upon admission to the School of Nursing, RNs can earn their BSN in two semesters if they enter as a full time student; however, the curriculum plan can be individualized for students who choose to decelerate their pace due to other commitments. A plan of 3 to 5 semesters is recommended.

The RN Mobility RN to MSN Plan (Second Degree) option is an alternate pathway into the existing Master’s in Nursing (MSN) degree for applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing, who are currently licensed registered nurses, and who seek MSN preparation. The RN to MSN option is available to ADN graduates, and is specifically designed for RNs who hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing and declare their intention to obtain an MSN degree. The RN-MSN curriculum prepares nurses for advanced nursing practice and generalist practice. For more information on the School's Master's Program and Specialty Tracks click here.

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Information Sessions

The School of Nursing offers information sessions for the RN Mobility pathway to BSN. You are highly encouraged to attend. A member of the Student Success Office will be on hand to answer questions. Check-in is in the Student Success Office outside of the UAB Learning Resource Center (LRC).  If you need directions, click HERE.
  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 8:15 a.m.
  • 2nd & 4th Tuesday, Noon

Before Applying


Before applying to UAB, please email Ms. Gail Holmes, the BSN Program Manager, at  Students interested in the RN-MSN Program should contact Ms. Charlene Bender at for more information.


The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (