RN Mobility - RN to BSN Track or RN to BSN/MSN Track

The Capstone College of Nursing

Welcome from the RN Mobility Coordinator

Welcome to the Website for Registered Nurse (RN) students. I am pleased that you have chosen to consider The University of Alabama to complete the requirements for your advanced degree. We hope you will find this website helpful as you gather information to make the decision about where to pursue further education.

The Capstone College of Nursing offers two degree options for RN students. RNs that hold an associate degree or hospital diploma in nursing may enroll in either the RN to BSN or the RN to BSN/MSN track. Both programs of study are designed to allow nurses to continue working while completing the requirements for an advanced degree. All of the nursing courses are taught online and every effort is made to allow students to complete the clinical activities in an area close to their home.

Following completion of the core requirements, RN to BSN students may complete the nursing courses in three semesters of full-time study. A part-time plan of study is available for students who need a slower pace due to multiple demands on their time.

The RN to BSN/MSN track provides an accelerated option for students who choose to pursue an advanced degree as a nurse case manager or a clinical nurse leader. This track requires two years of nursing courses (six semesters) following completion of the core requirements. At the completion of the requirements in the fourth semester, students are awarded the BSN degree and encouraged to attend the commencement exercises at the University. The BSN degree is awarded at the completion of the Fall II semester. The MSN degree is awarded at the end of the Summer II semester following completion of all requirements.