This is an associate degree program endorsed by the Alabama Board of Nursing and accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The course covers six consecutive semesters (two academic years and two summer semesters). Chronological nursing courses start in the second semester of the curriculum. In addition, fifteen semester hours in biological science, six semester hours in English, six semester hours in behavioral science, and three hours in humanities/fine arts are required. Upon successful completion of the approved course of study, summing up to seventy-two semester hours, the student is eligible to receive the degree of Associate in Science and can to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
About the school
The University of West Alabama, abbreviated as UWA, was established as the Livingston Female Academy in 1835. Despite being shut down twice during the American Civil War and Reconstruction period, it has metamorphosed into a co-educational state-sponsored public liberal arts university that awards associate, bachelor and master’s degrees.
The Livingston campus sits on, a 600-acre site and is the county seat of Sumter County. UWA has seven academic colleges or divisions: School of Graduate Studies, College of Business, Division of Nursing, College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Division of Educational Outreach.
Total program costs is about $12,176
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- Have a 3.0 grade point average in required general education courses English 1, Anatomy and Physiology (BY 231 or BY 232), Psychology (PY 100 or PY 310), and a fine art or humanity for the nursing curriculum. Only one general education course may be retaken once for a higher grade.
- Have a 75% on the HESI (Health Systems, Inc.) A2 (Admission Assessment). The entrance exam can only be taken two times in one twelve month period to achieve a score of 75.
- Application deadline is June 1. Only completed applications will be considered for admission. Applicants may be conditionally admitted pending receipt of fall grades.
Students enrolled in clinical nursing courses must meet the following requirements established by the Alabama Board of Nursing and clinical agencies utilized by the nursing program for clinical laboratory experiences:
- Completion of the Essential Functions Form
- Verification of current certification in cardiopulmonary certification
- Medical verification that the student is free from tuberculosis (skin test or chest X-ray)
- Verification of immunization for hepatitis B or signed waiver
- Verification of influenza vaccination or signed declination
- Verification of a negative drug screen according to guidelines established by the clinical agencies utilized by the nursing program.
- Background screening conducted according to guidelines established by the clinical agencies utilized by the nursing program with adherence to the Background Screening Policy located in the Division of Nursing Student Handbook
The University of West Alabama
Livingston, Alabama 35470
Toll Free (800) 621-8044
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