Why the RN Mobility Program?
The RN Mobility Program (RNMP) is designed for registered nurses with either an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. The RNMP is open to any RN who has submitted evidence of successful completion of a nursing program and who is licensed to practice as an RN and meets admission requirements.
RN Mobility Information Sessions:
1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Check-in at room 1002 of the Nursing Building
Program Fact Sheet
(Printable-two page program summary)
* See the MSN admission requirements for this program
The baccalaureate program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
Contact the Nurse Recruiter in the Office of Student Affairs at 205-934-3534 PRIOR to applying to UAB (Strongly Recommended).
Unofficial Transcript Review
Please submit the following form with your transcripts: Transcript Review Request
Admission Requirements to RNMP
- Admission to UAB as an RN Mobility student through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions: Once accepted, students need to apply to the School of Nursing; contact Student Affairs at 205-934-5491 for an application.
- Admission grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- A grade of at least “C” in human anatomy, human physiology, microbiology, descriptive statistics, and an elective (Area V courses).
- Evidence of successful completion of an accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program and a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state in which you will do your student practicum.
- NOTE: General studies does not need to be completely done to apply to the RNMP program. Students may begin nursing courses if six or less semester hours of general studies requirements are to be completed; all general studies courses must be completed before the last semester in the program.
- Admission to UAB as an RN Mobility student through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions: Once accepted, students need to apply to the School of Nursing; contact Student Affairs at 205-934-3534 for an application.
- Students may begin nursing courses if six or less semester hours of general studies requirements are to be completed; all general studies coursed must be completed before the last semester in the program.
- The student completes the SON application and submits the application to the SON Student Affairs Office by the application deadline. Admission decisions will be based on the applicant’s academic record and the BSN application at the time of the application deadline.
Prior to Enrollment
- CPR certification as a health-care professional
- Medical clearance from UAB Student Health Services
Applicants to any of our distance-accessible programs should become familiar with the regulations governing distance accessible programs in their state. Prospective students residing in states other than Alabama should contact their state s Board of Nursing and Department of Education for specific rules and regulations pertaining to completion of clinical learning experiences in that state when enrolled in a distance accessible program. The ability to conduct course work is only guaranteed for student is Alabama and in states with an established agreement.
- Apply theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, scientific, and humanistic disciplines to make evidence-based practice decisions.
- Participate in quality improvement processes to provide high-quality, safe nursing care in a variety of settings.
- Engage in critical inquiry to improve the nursing care of individuals, families, groups, and communities.
- Use information technology and patient data for ethical, clinical decision-making.
- Advocate for the health-care needs of society in a changing economic, demographic, and cultural environment.
- Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with patients and interprofessional teams to improve health-care outcomes.
- Provide professional nursing care to individuals and populations that includes health promotion and maintenance, illness care, end-of-life care, restoration, and rehabilitation.
- Demonstrate a commitment to professional nursing values, ethical practice, and life-long learning.
- Demonstrate the ability to independently and collaboratively apply the problem-solving process to facilitate patient, family, and community adaptation to internal and external environmental variables for the purpose of achieving maximum health.
Q: What is the application process for an associate s degree prepared registered nurse, RN?
A: This student would first apply for undergraduate admission to the university. Once accepted into the university, the student submits their application to the School of Nursing.
Q: How does a student apply for the RN-BSN-MSN program?
A: The application process is similar to RN-BSN through the undergraduate courses. During the last term of the BSN, the student applies to the master s program.
Q: How are my prerequisites determined?
A: If you can obtain unofficial copies of your transcript(s), the recruiter would be happy to review to determine what, if any, general studies requirements you might need to complete before beginning the RN Mobility program. Contact information:
Q: Do you have an LPN-BSN program?
A: We do not have a LPN-BSN program.
Q: Can you take courses online?
A: If you have completed all pre-requisites, the RN Mobility courses are all online. If you need to complete any prerequisites, we offer some of the courses online and will work with you to find classes in your area or available online at other universities.