Welcome to the University of Alabama School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). It is an exciting time to be a nurse and to consider the many career options in nursing. The challenges and demands in health care intensify as society ages and become more diverse, while ongoing advances in biomedical and technological research drive our health care delivery. Never before has the demand been so great for an educated nursing workforce.
Let me share with you why UAB School of Nursing is an outstanding choice for pursuing your education as the next step in developing your nursing career:
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a city campus with rich academic, health, cultural, athletic, and recreational resources.
An innovative interdisciplinary research university and world-renowned academic health center, UAB is home to the state’s flagship schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Health Professions, Optometry, and Public Health.
UAB is engaged with its community in discovering and applying the latest research and evidence to promote the highest quality and best clinical care for patients and their families.
The University of Alabama School of Nursing at UAB is ranked 26th in overall graduate programs (in the top 10 percent nationwide) by US News and World Reports.
The UAB School of Nursing offers leading-edge bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs. Building on a century of nursing education on the UAB Campus, our nursing students learn with faculty and student teams from nursing, medicine, dentistry, health professions, public health and optometry. As one of thirteen World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery in the Americas, students have options for scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate study with interdisciplinary clinical and research opportunities on our health science campus and across the globe. Our clinical partners offer UAB students and faculty exceptional opportunities clinical experiences in dynamic hospital and community based settings. UAB’s nursing legacy is found in the more than 10,000 Alumnae who live and work throughout the United States and the world. Our graduates serve as expert clinicians, executive nurse leaders, deans and directors of nursing programs, nurse scientists, educators, advanced practice nurses, university presidents and other academic leaders.
UAB School of Nursing is committed to your success. Here you will have the opportunity to excel in professional and advanced nursing in UAB’s Academic Health Center environment using advanced learning systems and simulation. Our innovative, dedicated faculty will help you to become a compassionate nursing leader, benefiting the diverse patients and their families we serve.
Doreen C. Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor