University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL 35294

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is one of the oldest universities in the state. The institution was established in 1859 as a medical college. In 1969 UAB became an independent institution and one of the autonomous universities within the newly created three-campus University of Alabama System.

Today the university is the largest research institution in the state and employees far more people than any organization in Birmingham.

When it comes to nursing education, UAB graduates the largest number of students in the state and offers both undergraduate degrees and graduate degree programs. 

At the time of writing, the university was in the process of expanding its nursing school by constructing a state of the art facility with a total budget of $32 million. 

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Nursing Programs Offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

    If you have completed all pre-requisites, the RN Mobility courses are all online.

  • Accelerated MSN
  • Masters program tracks: MSN (Nurse Practitioners, Nursing and Health Systems Management, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Nursing Education, Nurse Practitioners, Nursing Informatics, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA))

    The University of Alabama RN-to-MSN/MSN program at Birmingham is designed to train students for specialized advanced nursing roles and to serve as an entry for doctoral study in the field.

    The program offers the following four areas of specialization under the MSN: Nursing  Education, Nursing and Health Systems Management, Nurse Practitioner (in primary or acute) care and Nursing informatics. Most of the tracks offer most of their course work online.

    Admission Requirements

    • A BSN Degree from a accredited program
    • Minimum of 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average for at least the final 60 semester hours of undergraduate level coursework
    • GRE (Combined 1000, or 297 new exam for verbal and quantitative sections) MAT (410) or GMAT (480) scores
    • Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a RN
    • Successfully complete a basic statistics course at the undergraduate level from an accredited institution

    Admission to program is competitive for most of the specialty tracks

  • Doctoral program tracks: PhD, DNP
  • Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 322
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 418
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 34
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 6
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 20

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama
46.9 miles away
Jacksonville State University
63.85 miles away
Northwest-Shoals Community College - Phil Campbell
79.32 miles away
University of Alabama in Huntsville
84.84 miles away
Auburn University at Montgomery
86.33 miles away
Mississippi University for Women
92.66 miles away
University of West Georgia
98.53 miles away
Auburn University
98.64 miles away
University of West Alabama
101.46 miles away
Georgia Highlands College
102.76 miles away

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
CCNE
04/12/2010 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
03/03/2000 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
COA
07/10/1981 - Current

Admissions

58%

Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading480 to 640
SAT: Math490 to 660
ACT Composite21 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)

$16,092

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$13,849
30k to 48k$15,385
48k to 75k$18,022
75k to 110k$18,705
Over 110k$19,319
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Financial Aid & Loan

Students receiving any grant or scholarship aid

59%

Recipients

$7,267

Average Amount


Students Who receive Pell Grants

35%

Recipients

$4,390

Average Amount


Federal Student Loans

52%

Recipients

$7,385

Average Amount

Student Population

12,369

Undergrads

7,166

Graduates

11,945

Women

7,590

Men

65%

Full-time

35%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
61%
Black/African American
21%
Asian
6%
Non-resident alien
4%
Hispanic
3%
Two or more races
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

University of Alabama School of Nursing Scholarships

The School of Nursing at UAB several scholarship programs. The School's scholarship portfolio consists of 59 scholarships. 

George F. Brockman IV Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be current University of Alabama at Birmingham students enrolled in one of the following department in the College of Arts and Sciences: biology, chemistry, computer and [...]

W. Sanders Murell Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Applicants must be entering freshmen at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Students must be attending the school immediately after high school graduation. Applicants must have a parent with [...]

Howlin' Mad Smith Detachment of the Marine Corps League Sponsored Scholarship

Applicants must be current full-time students at University of Alabama at Birmingham with a grade point average of at least 2.5. Students must be current or former members of the U.S. Marine [...]

Nellie Whitworth Flaherty and Lula McCord Whitworth Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be female undergraduate students at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Students must have been or currently are in the work force and are returning to school to complete their [...]


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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Birmingham, AL 35294
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