University of Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama 35487
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated MSN Programs
Nurse Anesthetist - Master's degree
Nursing Administration - Doctor's degree
Nursing Science - Doctor's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN Educational Mobility Program (RNEMP) is designed for registered nurses with either an associate's degree or diploma in nursing. The RNEMP is open to any RN who has submitted evidence of successful completion of a nursing program and who is licensed to practice as an RN and meets admission requirements. The RNEMP offers two options for students: RN-BSN
BSN Program Details
The Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, BSN, program is designed with a curriculum intended to prepare graduates for entry into professional nursing practice. This foundation offers both academic and professional nursing courses that provide the base for clinical competence and informed judgments about health care situations and care of patients in both in and out-patient settings.
Your nursing education at UAB begins by applying to the univesity as a pre-nursing major. The Apply Now link on the right will bring up the Undergarduate admissions page. As a pre-nursing major, the foundation courses cover the arts, sciences, and humanities that provide the base for the upper division courses in nursing during the junior and senior years.
Once admitted as an undergraduate, pre-nursing student to UAB, you will be notified through an offer of admission letter to contact your assigned Pre-Nursing Advisor in the Division of Exploratory Studies for pre-nursing academic advisement. The Pre-Nursing Advisor will also explain the requirements and process for admission to the BSN Program.
MSN Program Details
The MSN (Master's of Science in Nursing) curriculum is designed to prepare nurses for advanced specialty practice in advanced nursing roles and for entry into doctoral study in nursing, if desired. The School of Nursing offers five focal areas for master's studies in nursing: nurse practitioner in either acute care or primary care, clinical nurse specialist, nursing education, nursing informatics, and nursing and health systems management. We also offer a post-baccalaureate certificate to prepare teachers in nursing, as registered nurse first assistants, or an individually designed track.
Accelerated MSN Program Details
The Accelerated Master's in Nursing Pathway (AMNP) provides an option for students who have a bachelor's degree or higher in a field other than nursing and are not registered nurses to pursue a nursing degree. This unique category of students is eligible for master's level admission to this graduate program once prerequisite nursing foundation course requirements are met. The program has been developed in response to the growing need for well-educated, highly skilled professionals who can manage complexity within clinical environments. Upon completion of the pre-licensure phase of the program, students apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Students may work as an RN while completing requirements for the MSN degree.
Phase II consists of four or more semesters of part time study via distance education through the school of nursing and clinical work as a registered nurse. The typical programs of study are listed on each of the specialty track’s individual fact sheet. The spring admission into a master’s specialty track will provide you with an estimate length to complete your Master of Science in Nursing degree. Successful completion of Phase II leads to a Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) with eligibility to take a board certification exam in most specialties. Only after successful completion of a board certification exam may the RN use the corresponding designation as part of their professional title.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The DNP program has been developed jointly by the University of Alabama School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the College of Nursing at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the Capstone College of Nursing at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The DNP program builds upon the 19 advanced specialty tracks currently offered at UAB for nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse administrators.The DNP is a practice-focused terminal degree to prepare graduates to practice at the highest level in specialty practice or to assume leadership positions in health care.
Graduates of the DNP program will focus on providing care to populations and communities with an emphasis on improving quality and access to underserved, diverse populations. The three components of the DNP are advanced clinical specialty practice, leadership, and practice inquiry. Graduates will employ abilities and skills in these areas to advocate for reasonable, rational, and data-driven health regulations, standards, and evidence-based practices; sustain collaborative and strategic relationships; promote innovative, effective health-care programs; and form partnerships with diverse groups to address health disparities. In addition, graduates, through additional graduate level nursing education coursework, can choose to prepare for clinical faculty positions to address the critical nursing faculty shortage.