The Future Is in Your Hands

Earn a certificate, BSN or advanced nursing degree through the Capstone College of Nursing and The University of Alabama Online.

As a nurse, you chose to make the future brighter for others. Now it's time to create a better future for yourself by continuing your education. Through online learning, with access to 24/7 tech support and our affordable distance tuition rate regardless of residency, you can earn your degree or certificate from The University of Alabama around your busy schedule.

Fill out the form below to learn more about the program of your choice or see how you can apply now.


Earn your certificate or degree from a name you know and rise with the Tide!

Wherever you are in your nursing career, The University of Alabama offers a distance learning program to help meet your educational needs. Through UA's Capstone College of Nursing you can earn your BSN, MSN (including Nurse Administrator and Nurse Practitioner), graduate certificate, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Doctor of Education for Nurse Educators (EdD) from a name you trust.

The convenient formats allow you to balance your work, classes and other responsibilities. And tuition is the same regardless of where you live.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to assist you as you start or continue your UA journey. Please note, only nurses from the following 25 states can be admitted to the Nurse Practitioner programs at this time: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

Premium Programs at a Practical Price

UA Online students benefit from the distance learning tuition rate, and it’s the same rate regardless of state residency! You get a world-class education with a tuition rate that fits your budget. You’re also eligible for financial aid and scholarships to help pay for your education.

Your First Class Can Be Free!

To help you get started on a degree program, we offer tuition grants to cover the cost of your first class.

Build on Bama

The Build on Bama tuition grant is for UA alumni or anyone who has been referred by a graduate of one of our online programs.

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The Bama Link tuition grant is for faculty, staff and students of Alabama community colleges or other select out-of-state community colleges.

Back to Bama

The Back to Bama tuition grant is for former UA students who left UA more than a year ago without graduating.

For each grant, you must be in your first semester of one of our online programs and apply for the grant by the deadline, in addition to meeting the grant-specific requirements.

We also offer scholarships through UA specifically reserved for distance students. For more information about all of these opportunities, please visit our scholarships and grants page.

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The Same Degree

A degree earned online from UA is identical to one earned on our main campus! The online format allows you the flexibility to meet life's other demands while you complete your degree. Graduates of our online programs are invited to participate in the same commencement ceremonies as main campus students.

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Join a community of legends and legends-in-the-making when you earn a degree from The University of Alabama. With graduates around the globe, the University has a robust alumni network who will greet you with that familiar "Roll Tide" when they find out you're part of the family.

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Military Friendly

The University of Alabama is a Top 10 Tier 1 Research Institution Military Friendly® School and unlimited Yellow Ribbon school. We are proud to have served thousands of active military, reservists, veterans and their families from every branch, and we look forward to continuing to partner with this esteemed group as they seek to advance their education.

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Round-the-Clock Technology Support

Our students have access to 24/7 tech support. We recognize that many of our students are balancing the demands of career and family alongside their schoolwork. We want you to feel confident in your ability to complete coursework and submit assignments anytime, around your busy schedule.

Personalized Support From Application to Graduation

Throughout your experience with UA Online, you will have access to personalized support — from an admissions counselor who’s an expert on the application process to a student success coach who will encourage you and connect you to resources to help you succeed.

Ready to talk to us? Fill out the information request form at the top of this page, and one of our admissions counselors will reach out to you to schedule a chat!

You Decide the Timeline

With few exceptions, our online degree programs are available in a work-at-your-own-pace format. Within each course, assignment deadlines vary, but you get to decide how many courses you want to take each semester to complete your degree. Undergraduate degree program completion times depend on how many hours you transfer in, but most students finish in three to six years. Most of our master’s programs can be completed in one to three years and doctoral programs in three to six years, according to your desired pace.

Ready to get started? Apply now!

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