University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL 35294

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

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated MSN
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, PhD)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN

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

  6. Masters degrees (MSN)

    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

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


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
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



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

Net Price


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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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $316.00 $746.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $396.00 $935.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

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 [...]

More scholarships

Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, AL 35294

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