The School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is located in Alabama's premier center of nursing education. The school is nationally ranked by U. S. News and World Report in the top 10% of programs nation wide and is also one of 10 World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for International Nursing in the United States and one of only 40 in the world. This reputation is supported by quality educational programs, a wealth of opportunities for clinical experiences, and outstanding faculty. The school enjoys a close relationship with the world renowned UAB Medical Center, Alabama's Children's Hospital, and many other clinical agencies that help students with development of clinical skills. Our programs are innovative and nationally ranked in the nation.
Our goal is to ensure our nursing programs are of the highest quality to prepare students to lead, teach, conduct research, and provide and participate in professional service. We want students to succeed, and we put our energy and resources into that goal. Our programs are special in several ways, with exciting results for our students.
At the baccalaureate level, we offer the basic baccalaureate and the registered nurse mobility route (RN-BSN) and RN-BSN-MSN to the baccalaureate or master's degree. The program incorporates the basic building blocks to help students achieve the goal of providing excellence in patient care as well as competencies for success in the 21st century. A Nursing Honors Program is available to qualified students. The program encourages achievement of clinical leadership and research competencies.
The Accelerated Master's in Nursing Pathway (AMNP) is a new addition to the School of Nursing's options for entrance to nursing practice for second degree students. Second degree students are those who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing and are not registered nurses. Students in this unique category are eligible for master's level admission to this graduate program once pre-requisite nursing foundation course requirements are met.
At the master's level, we offer preparation for nurse practitioners in Adult, Family, Neonatal, Pediatrics, Palliative, Gerontological, Psychiatric-Mental Health, and Women's Health. In addition, we offer options to prepare Nurse Administrators and Nursing Informatics specialist for health care systems. Many of our options are available on-line. Additionally,we offer dual degrees within our various options with the School of Public Health.Our programs have strong interdisciplinary linkages and we have many opportunities for study with other disciplines.
At the doctoral level, we offer a research-intensive PhD program and a practice focused DNP program. The PhD program admits students for study either at the post-baccalaureate or master's level; the DNP program currently only offers admission at the post-master's level. Students who desire nurse educator preparation may do so with a specially designed program in conjunction with a master's level or doctoral level program.
Please explore our web pages for the exciting career and developmental opportunities that we offer. Contact us using the links provided in the pages and we will be happy to speak with you about specific options.
N. Elizabeth Stullenbarger, DSN, RN
Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs