Learn more about the VA Nursing Academic Partnerships, VA National Quality Scholars Program, Veterans CAN! and many other Veterans-centered programs
The UABSON currently operates three nurse managed centers. These centers provide community based primary healthcare services under the leadership of our advanced practice faculty members. These locations target the underserved population of the Birmingham area and emphasize health education, health promotion, and disease prevention.
The City of Birmingham’s Good Health Program, led by UABSON Faculty, strives to promote a culture of wellness within the city’s 4,700 member workforce through health screens, health awareness efforts, intervention programs, data management, and program evaluation. This collaboration marked its 23rd consecutive year of partnership in 2014.
The primary goal of the Alabama Statewide AHEC Program is to reduce health disparities by improving the quantity, diversity, distribution and quality of Alabama’s healthcare workforce. By linking the academic health science center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with other health profession schools and community partners, Alabama’s primary care workforce will improve. Cynthia Selleck, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Clinical and Global Partnerships, serves as the Program Director for the five-year, HRSA-funded, Alabama Statewide AHEC Program.
The Office of Professional Development was designed to expand the reach of UAB School of Nursing (UABSON) by promoting and leading high-quality, innovative educational programs that advance health and healthcare, both locally and globally, through the lifelong learning of nurse leaders and other health professionals. The knowledge and expertise of our nationally recognized multidisciplinary faculty and alumni are utilized to develop and deliver innovative signature programs.
Beginning May 2014, all medical certificates issued to interstate truck and bus drivers must come from medical examiners on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. This course is designed to prepare nurse practitioners, physicians (both MDs and DOs), physician assistants and doctors of chiropractic to sit for the certification test required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to become a Certified Medical Examiner.
The Office of Professional Development provides continuing education opportunities for UABSON faculty members as well as other healthcare professionals by means of face to face conferences, lectures and workshops as well as online educational programs.