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Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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AUM Empowers Registered Nurses to Become Leaders

Online with Practicum Experiences

1 Year

30 Credit Hours

$368 per Credit (In-State)

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Pursue Your Bachelor’s in Nursing in a Supportive Environment

Prepare to advance from registered nurse to nurse leader with the online RN to BSN program from Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM).

We designed the RN to BSN program to meet the needs of registered nurses today. Complete online courses and practicum experiences that offer considerable flexibility — with the option to earn your bachelor’s in nursing in one year.

You’ll also interact with your instructors and classmates as you study online, receiving support and expanding your career network.

Program Details

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Preview the Online RN to BSN Curriculum

7 Courses

90 Practicum Hours

Our supportive faculty members empower registered nurses to thrive as compassionate professionals and aspiring nurse leaders. The curriculum imparts critical thinking, communication, and organizational skills, preparing you to transition into professional nursing after earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. We designed the online courses and practicum experiences around the needs of registered nurses, providing the flexibility to continue working full time.

Online Course Highlights

  • Informatics and Evidence-Based Practice for the Professional Nurse
  • Pathophysiology and Physical Assessment for the Professional Nurse
  • Population-Based Healthcare
  • Transformation to the Professional Nurse Role
Curriculum Details

How to Begin Your Online RN to BSN Program

Application Deadline 08/12/24 Fall 2024 Semester

Start Date 08/19/24 Fall 2024 Semester

AUM offers a simple admissions process to registered nurses interested in earning their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Our online RN to BSN program has no application fee, and you can apply to AUM anytime. You can also transfer credits from your associate program to earn your bachelor’s in nursing in as little as one year.

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Degree and Minimum GPA
  • Unconditional admission: Associate degree in nursing with a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Conditional admission: Associate degree in nursing with a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts of all completed college coursework
Prerequisite Courses
  • Unconditional admission: No more than three outstanding prerequisites and the completion of a Literature or History sequence, core math, and English Composition II
  • Conditional admission: Must complete four or more outstanding prerequisites
Additional Requirements
  • In addition to the AUM application, you’ll complete a programmatic application after acceptance to the program
  • Active, unencumbered RN license (for anywhere in the U.S.)
  • A grade of C or higher for all courses
Transfer Credits You can transfer credits from a two-year college to meet up to 50% of the credit requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits you may transfer from a four-year college, but you must complete at least 25% of the credit requirements at AUM. Request information to learn more.

AUM offers rolling admissions, so it’s always a great time to apply. If you have questions, request information to connect with our admissions team.

Admissions Details

Review the Tuition for the Online RN to BSN Program

You’ll find an affordable path to a bachelor’s in nursing degree at AUM. We’re ranked among the Best Value Schools by U.S. News & World Report2 and strive to offer cost-effective tuition to registered nurses wanting to continue their education. If you have questions about tuition costs or funding options for the online RN to BSN program, request information to connect with our admissions team.

Cost per Credit Hour$368 for Alabama residents and $389 for non-residents
Total Number of Credit Hours30
Total Estimated Cost, Minus Fees$11,040 – $11,670
Additional Fees
  • Technology fee: $10/credit hour
  • Online fee: $40/credit hour
  • Administrative service fee: $35/semester
Other Costs to Budget ForYou may have costs in addition to tuition, such as textbooks, supplies, and fees. Take these into consideration as you budget for your bachelor’s in nursing degree.

Military Benefits

Auburn University at Montgomery is proud to support the educational goals of military veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, guardsmen, and their families. We participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, and Military Friendly® ranked us among the Top 10 schools for 2023-2024. Moreover, our Veteran and Military Resource Center offers an array of resources for fostering a smooth admissions process and online student experience.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At AUM, we strive to make your online degree program as affordable as possible, with cost-effective tuition for in-state and out-of-state students. We encourage you to complete your FAFSA® form to determine your financial aid eligibility — the school code for Auburn University at Montgomery is 008310.

Tuition Details
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Advance From Registered Nurse to Nurse Leader in One Year

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing helps registered nurses open doors to new careers. Even so, a recent Alabama Board of Nursing study found that an associate degree is the highest credential earned by 35% of Alabama nurses.3 AUM seeks to reverse this trend by offering the online RN to BSN. In this program, you’ll elevate your abilities as a caregiver and prepare to move into nurse management. Plus, access resources from our Career Development Center to plan for success as you study online.

Rewarding Career Paths for Nurses in Alabama

Nurse Administrator $94,226 per year4

Patient Care Coordinator $89,140 per year5

Program Outcomes

AUM designed the online RN to BSN program for working registered nurses who aim to further their education. You’ll take online courses and complete practicum requirements, engaging in leadership experiences to grow as a professional nurse.

What You’ll Learn

Meet Our Faculty

At AUM, you’ll feel supported by expert faculty members who bring valuable teaching and professional backgrounds to each online class. Our online instructors have completed extensive training in designing and teaching online courses, further elevating your experience as an online student.

Wendy DuBose

Dr. Wendy DuBose

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Wendy DuBose, RN to BSN Program Coordinator

Dr. DuBose began her career as an Associate of Science in Nursing degree graduate in 1986. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at AUM, she continued her education at Auburn University/AUM, earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Her MSN program was a dual-track program with a Clinical Nurse Specialist (advanced practice) track and a Nurse Educator track.

Dr. DuBose earned a Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership with Specialization in Nursing Education from the University of Alabama. Her background includes work in coronary care units, cardiovascular intensive care, and cardiac rehabilitation. Dr. DuBose also held a certification to administer conscious sedation in a digestive disorders center.

Dr. DuBose began her teaching career in 2009. In addition to being the RN to BSN Program Coordinator, Dr. DuBose is the MSN Nurse Educator Track Coordinator.

A Quality Experience for Online Learners

Earn your degree online from Auburn University at Montgomery to experience a quality education with the flexibility to succeed in class and your career. You can complete your coursework using your laptop or mobile device with opportunities to study when and where it’s convenient.

  • Academic support: Access online advising and tutoring
  • Career services: Prepare to succeed after graduation
  • Help desk: Get technical assistance for your program
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  3. Alabama Board of Nursing. Analysis of 2021 and 2022 Workforce Surveys. Retrieved February 7, 2024, from
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  5. “Patient Care Coordinator Salary in Alabama.” Retrieved February 7, 2024, from