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Requirements for admission in good standing for the AMNP degree include the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (graduates of baccalaureate degree programs in countries other than the United States must have their baccalaureate degree transcripts evaluated by the Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. organization)
  • Combined score of 297 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE or score of 410 on the MAT or score of 480 on the GMAT. Test scores submitted to UAB from the GRE, GMAT, or MAT must not be more than five years old. International students must achieve a TOEFL examination score of at least 500
  • Click GRE/GMAT/MAT Waiver Process for degree-seeking AMNP students for more information.
  • Completion of AMNP foundation courses

Application Requirements

  • Three Letters of professional reference attesting to the applicant's potential for graduate study
  • Applicants should submit an official transcript from every college or university they have ever attended (even if for only one semester). Transcripts may be mailed or emailed electronically by the issuing institution to the UAB School of Nursing.
    Transcripts may be emailed to sontranscripts@uab.edu or mailed to UAB School of Nursing; AMNP Applications; NB 2M019K, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1210.
  • A personal interview
  • Please note: Applicants who are not admitted for a specific term must reapply to be considered for a later term. The same is true for an applicant who is admitted for a particular term but fails to enroll that term. For test information and registration please visit these sites:
  • GRE Graduate Record Examination
  • GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test
  • MAT Miller Analogies Test

 

AMNP Foundation Courses
Courses Credit Hours Courses Credit Hours

BY115 Human Anatomy


4

BY116 Human Physiology


4

BY261 Microbiology


4

CH105/106 Inorganic Chemistry


4

CH107/108 Chemistry *


4

MA105 or 110 Pre-calculus or Finite Math


3

PY212 Developmental Psychology


3

NTR222 Nutrition


3

Descriptive Statistics


3
   



(*Applies only to students who take microbiology at UAB; otherwise may take any 2nd science with a lab excluding geology or astronomy)

  • Minimum required score on one of the following standardized admission tests: MAT 410; GMAT 480; or GRE combined score of 1,000 on the verbal and quantitative sections
  • Submission of application by published deadline with fee

 

For International Students

 

Along with the requirements listed above, international students will also have to: 

  • Prospective international students are asked to first contact International Recruitment and Student Services at isss@uab.edu, (205), 934-3328, FAX 934-8664 to determine eligibility in order to submit an application into any academic program
  • Have all foreign transcripts evaluated by the Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc www.ece.org OR the World Education Services www.wes.org, sent from the evaluators directly to the School of Nursing
  • Have earned a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited educational institution in the United States
  • Score of 500 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, TOEFL
  • Achieve a standardized test score of at least a minimum combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).


Core Performance Standards for Pre-licensure Admission and Progression:

Didactic Course Standards 
Issue Standard Some Examples of Necessary Activities (not all inclusive)
Critical Thinking Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment Identify safety issues in simulated clinical situations, develop nursing care plans
Interpersonal Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds Establish rapport with colleagues; work in groups on course activities
Communication Communication abilities (hearing, speaking, reading, and writing) sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form Able to complete written assignments, participate in classroom discussion/activities, complete group projects.  Can focus on class without disruptive interruptions.
Mobility Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room  Attends class, able to sit during class period and take notes
Motor Skills Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to complete class assignments Able to access and use a computer
Hearing Auditory ability sufficient to hear class presentations and participate in classroom activities Able to participate in class lectures/discussions
Visual Visual ability sufficient to attend class and participate in classroom activities Observes colleagues/faculty responses; audio-visual aids in class/LRC
Tactile NA NA
Practicum/Lab Course Standards
Issue Standard Some Examples of Necessary Activities (not all inclusive)
Critical Thinking Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment Identify cause/effect relationships in clinical situations, develop nursing care plans, ability to make safe judgments when planning and implementing all psychomotor nursing prescriptions
Interpersonal Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups from diverse backgrounds Establish rapport with patients and colleagues
Communication Communication abilities (hearing, speaking, reading, and writing) sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form Explain treatment procedures, initiate health teaching, document and interpret nursing actions and patient responses
Mobility Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces Move around in patients’ rooms, work spaces, and treatment areas, administer CPR, assist in ambulation, have sufficient mobility and stamina to function over an 8-12 hour period in a hospital setting
Motor Skills Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care Calibrate and use equipment (blood pressure cuffs, syringes), position, lift, and transfer patients, ability to lift 40-50 pounds
Hearing  Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess health needs Hear verbal exchanges among health care personnel and patients, monitors alarms, emergency signals, auscultatory sounds, cries for help
Visual Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in nursing care Able to read handwritten documents (chart data), able to see small calibrations on syringes, sphygmomanometer, thermometers, observe patient responses to interventions and/or health problems, ability to detect subtle color changes
Tactile Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment  Perform palpation, functions of physical examination and/or those related to therapeutic intervention, e.g.,pulse, body parts, temperature of skin or fluids
Distance-Accessible Course Standards
Issue Standard Some Examples of Necessary Activities (not all inclusive)
Critical Thinking Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment Synthesize reading assignments, able to write course assignments
Interpersonal Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds Interact with classmates and course instructors on course related subjects, able to work with other students on a group project
Communication Communication abilities (hearing, speaking, reading, and writing) sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form Communicate with faculty and other students via e-mail and electronic threaded discussions
Motor Skills Physical abilities sufficient to use a computer. Complete written assignments and examinations by typing on the computer
Hearing Auditory ability sufficient to complete class assignments Listen to online audiovisual presentations
Visual Visual ability sufficient to participate in course activities Complete reading assignments and watch audiovisual presentations

 

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