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Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN/MSN) The University of Alabama




Course info


The RN to BSN/MSN program of study is an accelerated option for the experienced, highly qualified registered nurse who holds an associate degree or diploma in nursing.

Registered nurses who meet MSN program admission criteria can apply for early admission to the Graduate School while completing the BSN requirements. The RN to BSN/MSN track decreases the time required to complete both the BSN and MSN degree programs. The BSN degree is awarded after completion of all BSN requirements in the fourth semester. The MSN degree is awarded after completion of all MSN requirements. The MSN degree has a concentration in Nurse Administrator.


Courses for the program, including core courses with the exception of the sciences, are offered online. No campus attendance is required. Credit for 41 hours of nursing courses is awarded upon admission to the University as an RN to BSN/MSN student. All core requirements must be completed prior to enrolling in any nursing courses.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN/MSN).

Online/Distance (50 credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $375 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




The University of Alabama



35487, United States

Entry requirement for international students

To be considered for admission to the RN to BSN/MSN track, students must meet the following requirements:

Unencumbered RN license in the United States

Graduate from an ACEN accredited associate degree program or from a diploma nursing program

Completion of the lower-division requirements (core curriculum) with a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in lower-division courses

An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 grading scale) for the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work.

TOEFL iBT score of 79 and above

TOEFL paper-based score of 550 and above

IELTS score of 6.0 or above

Pearson’s Test of English score of 54 or above

Duolingo English Test score of 51 or above

Application Deadline: March 1 for summer admission.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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