University of Alabama
Second Degree Accelerated BSN


Basic Information: The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  This program is for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field and have finished the basic requirements for their BSN. 

Must Dos: Apply to the University of Alabama and to the College of Nursing.

Program Length: This program lasts five semesters.  It says that students may choose to enroll in a summer semester to "meet requirements."  It sounds like it lasts about two years including one summer for the nursing program.

Nursing Prerequisites: Courses include Chemistry with Lab, Introduction to Organic Chemistry with Lab, Anatomy & Physiology with Lab I/II, Microbiology with Lab, Microcomputer Applications, Human Development, Human Nutrition, Medical Ethics or regular Ethics, and Statistics.  A list of all classwork is found under the "Prior Classwork Information" section.

Prior Classwork Information: Students must achieve at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA prior to admission to nursing school. You must receive at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA in all required science classes.  The Second Degree Accelerated Program course plan can be found here

Application Information: The application to the University of Alabama can be found here.  Deadlines for applying to the nursing program are March 1st for summer admission and June 1st for fall admission.

Admission Tests: No admission tests listed.

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here.  

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid information can be found here.  Scholarship information can be found here