When people are thinking about returning to school — whether they've only been out a few years or are looking to make a mid-career change — they typically wonder about two major determining factors: time and cost.
Most working adults don't have the ability to put their careers on hold to attend school on a traditional full-time schedule, so going back to school may not be an option, and definitely not an easy one.
Online education is advantageous for students concerned about time. It allows students to maintain full-time jobs and attend classes at either a full-time or part-time pace, while eliminating the time and expense of commuting between work and school. It's an attractive option for many students, particularly working nurses who choose an online RN to BSN program.
Cost is important too, of course, which is why The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has created a competitively priced program, offering students a quality, value-minded education.
What You'll Pay for an Online RN to BSN Degree Program
Because UAH is invested in creating a diverse community of online learners, there's no difference between our in-state and out-of-state tuition costs — unlike a number of other online nursing programs that still place a premium on serving students from out of state.
UAH also keeps its administrative costs low for students, with only a $30 application fee.
The RN to BSN program at UAH is a seven-course, 26-credit program. Priced at just $402 per credit, the total comes in at $10,452 for nursing coursework — for a degree that allows graduates to pursue a great range of higher-paying jobs that require a BSN.
What to Expect When You Pursue Your BSN at UAH
Students who pursue the online RN to BSN program at UAH have the option of taking course loads that enable them to complete the entire degree in just 12 months. Each course lasts seven weeks. Students also have the option of a more moderate pace, and they can pay by the course. Of course, financial aid is available for students who qualify.
The courses, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice, are geared toward promoting quality healthcare across diverse populations, culturally and economically. That mindset appeals to a broad spectrum of hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and helps set UAH apart from other online RN to BSN programs. Students who graduate from UAH bring knowledge that is vital for the 21st century to the healthcare teams they join.
Students who need to take corequisite courses to complete their degree can take them online in tandem with our seven-week nursing courses.
Cost doesn't have to be an obstacle to going back to school — particularly if you're making the value-minded investment in your future that UAH provides. The online application process makes it easy to begin, and with six starting dates offered each year, you can begin pursuing your BSN degree as soon as you determine it's the right choice for you.
Learn more about the UAH online RN to BSN program.
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