Take Your Nursing Career to an Advanced Level

Earn a master's degree or doctorate in Nursing through the Capstone College of Nursing and The University of Alabama Online.

With online classes and access to 24/7 tech support, you can earn your advanced degree without interrupting your career.

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


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

Select the program names below to learn more about each degree option.

DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice (100% Online)

The DNP is a practice-focused degree that prepares graduates to work at the highest level in specialty areas and to assume leadership positions in healthcare. This completely online program can be pursued on either a part-time or full-time basis.

EdD in Instructional Leadership, concentration in Nurse Education (Hybrid)

With the EdD for Nurse Educators program, you will learn the teaching and research skills necessary to help you effectively lead your students. The interdisciplinary course of study combines classes from the College of Education and the Capstone College of Nursing to give you a broad base of knowledge to bring into the classroom.

Like other distance learning degree programs at UA, the EdD for Nurse Educators is fully accredited. The convenient format, including access to 24/7 tech support, allows you to balance your school, work and other responsibilities.

MS in Nursing, concentration in Nurse Administrator (100% Online)

MSN-prepared nurses act as thought leaders, providing leadership to patients and health care professionals. Nurse administrators are licensed Registered Nurses who oversee day-to-day and long-term operations for the provision of nursing care. They have the opportunity to move up the career ladder, pursue a specialization and serve as mentors to nurses who are new to the profession. The University of Alabama offers a Nurse Administrator concentration for nurses wishing to earn an MSN completely online.

MS in Nursing, concentration in Nurse Practitioner (Primarily Online)

Nurse practitioners fill a critical health care need for the patients they see, especially in rural areas. They are health promotion and disease prevention experts who manage and diagnose common acute and chronic illnesses while maintaining a high quality of care. The University of Alabama offers three concentration options for nurses who wish to become a nurse practitioner:

  • Family Nurse
  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Family Nurse and Psychiatric Mental Health

The program's primarily online format combines online courses with face-to-face clinical experiences. Please note: Currently, only residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia are eligible for admission to the nurse practitioner concentrations.

Premium Degree 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, we offer tuition grant programs that 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.

Bama Link

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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