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Nursing (B.S.)

Program Description

Considered one of the best in the state, the AUM Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 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.

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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RN to BSN: EARN
An Online Option for Working RNs

The convenient RN to BSN program is for registered nurses who have an associate’s degree and are seeking a BSN degree. This program is offered totally online and may be completed in three semesters of full-time study.

Nursing Curriculum

BSN graduates are prepared to provide comprehensive care in a variety of acute, community and rehabilitative settings. The baccalaureate curriculum 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). The DNP program has been developed consistent with The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (AACN, 2006). Specific program curricula can be found in the AUM catalog.

Points of Pride

  • 98% of traditional BSN graduates have job offers at the time of graduation
  • 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)
  • Nursing students work together in the Warhawk Hospital, a simulated interprofessional experience, to prepare for work in a clinical practice team.
  • 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.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.

The job outlook for nurses is excellent. Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the median annual wage for registered nurses is $73,300. 

U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics sample

Jobs

Median Pay

Job Growth through 2024

Registered Nurses

$66,640 per year

16% (439,300 more jobs)

Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners

$102,670 per year

31% (53,400 more jobs)

For More Information

College of Nursing

Auburn University at Montgomery

Moore Hall 101

334-244-3658

kconner4@aum.edu 

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Soaring Warhawks

  • Stacy Hoffman Glass graduated in 2016 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.

Program Overview

The traditional BSN Program for non-nurses is a full-time program of studies with classroom, clinical laboratory, simulation experiences and clinical practice in a variety of health care agencies.  This program track is comprised of 63 semester hours and upon successful completion of the program, students are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.

The RN to BSN: Educational Advancement for Registered Nurses (EARN) program for Associate Degree nurses seeking a BSN degree is comprised of 30 semester hours and all courses are offered online.  The AUM faculty members teaching online have been prepared according to the highest quality standards for online education. An advisor maintains contact with students throughout their progression in the program to facilitate access to classes and other needs.

The graduate MSN Program options are online and have specific curricula found on the website. A graduate advisor maintains contact with students throughout their progression in the program to facilitate access to classes and other needs.

The DNP program, planning to commence in January 2019, will be a post-master’s program.  Graduates from the DNP program will practice as nurse practitioners, nurse executives, clinical nurse specialists, midwives, nurse anesthetists and educators in a plethora of settings.  A doctoral advisor will maintain contact with students throughout their progression in the program.

Program curricula can be found in the online catalog, student handbooks located on the website and from an academic advisor.

Want More Info About AUM?

Location

Taylor Center 101

Address

7400 East Drive Montgomery, AL 36117

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Call Today

334-244-3000

Fax

334-244-3795

E-mail

admissions@aum.edu

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