University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) started off as a medical college, established in 1859. In 1969 it became an independent institution and has expanded to provide a variety of undergrad and graduate programs. While it has gone through many changes, the UAB is now a major university with a nationally recognized academic health center. The UAB is a popular school, with enrollment reaching a record high for the third year in a row. The school also recently formalized a partnership between the UAB health system, school of nursing, and hospital to expand the nursing educational opportunities offered at the UAB. Students have access to the latest technologies and techniques in the healthcare community.
Nursing programs available through the University of Alabama at Birmingham includes a BSN degree, an RN to BSN pathway, and a selection of MSN program tracks. Specializations offered through the MSN programs include Nursing Education, Nurse Practitioner Care, Nursing and Health Systems Management, and Nursing Informatics. MSN applicants must possess a BSN degree with a minimum of 3.0-grade point average. As these programs receive a high number of applicants, the admission process is competitive. However, the UAB gives students the chance to complete their clinical labs at the university-run health center.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students20,902|
|Student to Faculty Ratio19:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
If you have completed all pre-requisites, the RN Mobility courses are all online.
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.
- 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
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||1||4|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||9||49|
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|
04/12/2010 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
03/03/2000 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
07/10/1981 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||990 to 1370|
|ACT||21 to 28|
|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|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$347/credit|
|In State Students||$347/credit|
|Out of State Students||$793/credit|
|In District Students||$437/credit|
|In State Students||$437/credit|
|Out of State Students||$995/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of University of Alabama at Birmingham's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||10%||$1,421|
|State Grant & Scholarships||--||$5,337|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||74%||$8,005|
|Federal Student Loans||55%||$6,117|
$17,016Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$15,280|
|$30,001 to $48,000$16,707|
|$48,001 to $75,000$18,890|
|$75,001 to $110,000$19,830|
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- University of Alabama School of Nursing Scholarships
- George F. Brockman IV Endowed Scholarship
- W. Sanders Murell Alumni Legacy Scholarship
- Howlin' Mad Smith Detachment of the Marine Corps League Sponsored Scholarship
- Nellie Whitworth Flaherty and Lula McCord Whitworth Endowed Scholarship
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.