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Bachelor of Science in Nursing


As a nurse, you can make a real difference in someone’s life. Whether you are working in a clinic, office, or hospital, you’ll offer hope to patients and their families as well as celebrate with them when they receive good news.

Of all the helping professions, nursing is the most respected, according to a Gallup survey. Nursing is also a career field where jobs are plentiful; the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a nine percent job growth for RNs and a 45 percent job growth for advanced practice registered nurses between now and 2030.

Because there is a high demand for nurses, there’s never been a better time to get a bachelor’s degree in nursing that will not only lead to a coveted registered nurse (RN) designation, but also to an exciting career where two days are rarely the same. With the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from AUM, you’ll gain valuable classroom knowledge and practical experience, such as working in the Warhawk Hospital, a simulated interprofessional experience to help prepare you for work in a clinical practice team. You’ll learn technical skills as well as important “people skills”—such as interpersonal communication and time management—that could lead you to other career options: nursing administration, nonprofit management in nursing, public health nursing, correctional facilities, or being a missionary nurse in clinics across the world.

Considered one of the best in the state, AUM’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a traditional, four-year baccalaureate program with two full-time, two-year components: lower division (Pre-nursing) and upper division (Nursing).

  • The Pre-nursing component takes four semesters to complete if taken on a full-time basis.
  • The Nursing component takes five semesters to complete and must be taken on a full-time basis. It is a professional, limited-access program requiring a separate application.

Following successful completion of the registered nursing program, graduates can apply to take the RN licensure exam.If you are already an RN with an associate’s degree—and are seeking a BSN degree to expand your salary range and career options—you may be interested in our RN to BSN program. Because it is offered totally online and may be completed in three semesters of full-time study, many of our RN to BSN students work full time.

Students must first apply to AUM for admission. Once admitted to the university, then please complete the Traditional BSN Application.

Program Requirements

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Auburn University at Montgomery are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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What you will know with a Nursing degree from AUM

We Prepare You To Be The Leader

Besides learning the technical skills for nursing, you’ll also develop critical thinking, communication, and organizational skills—critical attributes for any kind of leader.

We Give You A Positive Framework For Serving

Before you leave AUM with your degree and RN credentials, you will have collaborated with dozens of other healthcare team members and served scores of actual patients.

We Set The Bar For Ethics

Before you leave AUM with your degree and RN credentials, you will have collaborated with dozens of other healthcare team members and served scores of actual patients.

We Help You Launch A Career That You Design

Nurses are a vital part of delivering healthcare in many different settings. You can choose from over 100 different types of nursing specialties, which means you’ll likely never be bored.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

The Auburn University at Montgomery Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program is considered one of the best in the state. The traditional four-year baccalaureate program has two components — a lower division (Pre-Nursing) and an upper division (Nursing).  The lower division (Pre-Nursing) component takes 4 semesters to complete if taken on a full-time basis.  The upper division (Nursing) component takes 5 semesters to complete and must be taken on a full time basis.

After completing most of the lower division (Pre-Nursing) courses, students must apply for admission to upper division (Nursing) of the School of Nursing.  Nursing applications are separate from the general university application. The number of students admitted to upper division is limited, and applicants are chosen based on their academic performance in the lower division prerequisites, Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score, an interview, math and science grades, and amount of AUM credit earned.

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Points of Pride

  • This baccalaureate curriculum prepares graduates to provide comprehensive care in a variety of acute, community and rehabilitative settings. It also provides a solid foundation for graduate study.
  • All nursing program options have been developed consistent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008) and The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (2011). Specific program curricula can be found in the AUM catalog.
  • 98% of traditional BSN graduates have job offers at the time of graduation.
  • Some AUM nursing students have received clinical training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Hospital in Bethesda, MD through ProjectSERVE (Student’s Education Related to the Veteran Experience).
  • AUM nursing students get hands-on care experience through the Healthy Kids Outreach Initiative, which offers health screening to school children in underserved areas in Alabama.

Soaring Warhawks

  • Stacy Hoffman Glass graduated as the Chancellor’s Scholar and accepted a position at Baptist Hospital.
  • Dr. Linda Gibson-Young completed her BSN at AUM and earned a masters and PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is now an Associate Professor at Auburn University.
  • Dr. Virginia Christine Simmons Muckler is a nurse anesthetist and simulation expert at Duke School of Nursing.
  • After graduating from AUM, Ron Cleutat worked as a nurse manager of a cardiovascular intensive care unit, a travel nurse, and with disabled children. He is co-founder and CEO of Hemophilia Preferred Care, a company that provides healthcare services for patients with hemophilia and their families.

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Check out our Career Discovery Board on this page to begin exploring your options. Contact us for a personal conversation or send us an email, so we can get the answers you need.

Nursing can be a rewarding and fulfilling career path. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a nine percent growth in nursing jobs nation-wide between now and 2030.

It depends on several factors, like education level, job title, and work experience. RNs have a median annual wage of $75,330, while nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners have a median annual wage of $117,670.

No, but a lot of graduates do seek advanced degrees, which expands their career options. AUM also offers such degrees, at the master’s, post-graduate certificate, and doctorate levels.

Degree Options

Is a Degree in Nursing right for me?

With this bachelor’s degree as your educational foundation, you have many career possibilities.

Career/Job TitleEntry-level Education RequirementsJob Growth 2020-2030Annual Median Salary
Registered NurseBachelor's degree 9% (Faster than average)$75,330
Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse PractitionersMaster’s degree45% (Much faster than average)$117,670

Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Quick Facts

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

At AUM’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences, you will have hands-on learning experiences, working side by side with scholars and researchers using state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment. 

Our academic departments include the School of Nursing, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and Communication Disorders. To help you pay for college, you might qualify for one of our scholarships.

Official Name of the Nursing Degree

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


This degree requires students to meet on campus. Students in these courses enroll in a program to connect in a campus setting and to collaborate using a variety of technological and educational tools. Professors play an inspirational role in building relationships among teams and individuals in this setting. The criteria for many programs can only be met with In-Class coursework. Be sure to check with your advisor to understand the best route to take.


Courses Include

To complete this degree concentration, you will need to complete courses in the university core, nursing, and electives. Contact the School of Nursing for a current listing of courses required to complete this program. 

The course listings below are only a few of the classes this concentration requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor.

Course NumberCourse NameWhat you will know…
NURS 3111Fundamentals of Professional NursingStudy of concepts essential for professional nursing practice across settings of care.
NURS 3150Evidence Based PracticeEvidence-based practice concepts essential for the practice of nursing.
NURS 3210Clinical PharmacologyThe nurse’s role in therapeutic pharmacology.
NURS 4251Care of Pediatric Patient & Support NetworkThe concepts needed for caring for children, their family, and their support network.
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