Q: How are my prerequisites evaluated as part of my transcript review?
A: Once you have submitted your application to the School of Nursing, one of our AMNP course coordinators reviews your transcripts and determines the courses you will need to complete.
Q: What is the length of the program?
A: The entire program can be completed in three years. The first year, or three semesters will prepare the student to take the RN certification exam, NCLEX. The second year completes the master’s level course work in an advanced nursing specialty.
A: All official transcripts from EACH college/university previously attended and currently attended must be submitted directly to the UAB School of Nursing. Transcripts may be mailed to UAB School of Nursing, Office of Student Affairs, NB 1002, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1210. We can also accept electronic transcripts that are submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org directly from the issuing institution.
Q: Where do I submit the reference letters?
A: As part of the ApplyYourself application process, the individuals submitting the references will be sent an email for an online reference submission. Applicants initiate reference requests within the ApplyYourself application. Please ask the individuals from whom you request references to submit the recommendation online.
Q: What are the advanced specialties?
A: The advanced specialties are listed on the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) web site. (Currently AMNP students are not eligible for the Nurse Anesthesia specialty track. Additionally, the neonatal specialty track requires two years of neonatal nursing experience and is not recommended as a specialty track option.)
Q: What are the employment opportunities after graduation?
A: Once you complete the first-year course work and successfully pass the certification exam, NCLEX, you may begin work as a staff nurse in Alabama.
Q: Why should a student choose the AMNP program over the BSN for second-degree?
A: Although the first year of the AMNP program is demanding and usually does not leave much time for outside activities, you will be able to sit for your RN licensure exam and begin working as a nurse, while you complete the second phase of the program. Additionally, you will be earning a graduate level degree and many students with a bachelor's degree have used most or all of their Federal funding at the undergraduate level, where the AMNP degree allows the student to use their graduate level Federal funding.
Q: Can I work while in the program?
A: Most students find that the demands of the course, especially during the first semester, does not allow for outside activities. Some student may be able to balance a few hours of part-time work during the first three semesters. Once you enter Phase II the program is designed for a working nurse to complete the advanced specialty courses.
Q: How can I get more information about the AMNP option?
A: The School of Nursing holds informational sessions covering the AMNP application process every Wednesday from noon to 1 pm. Check-in at room 1002 in the School of Nursing building.
The master's program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.