Designed for academically talented high school seniors who are strongly considering a career in nursing
Insures admission to the world-class UAB School of Nursing for:
- Entering Freshman
- Successful completion of the required undergraduate prerequisite foundation and core classes
- A minimum BSN Foundation GPA of 3.2
- An overall GPA of 3.0 is required for entry into the upper division nursing courses
- A high school senior with a composite ACT score of 24 or above or an equivalent composite SAT score
- A minimum high school grade point average of 3.2
- Admission through the UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions
- Complete admission process through the UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions
- Complete the UAB Nursing Scholars Program application
- One letter of recommendation from a high school administrator, counselor or teacher describing your suitability for a career in nursing
- Write a one-page essay on your selection of nursing as a career and your future professional goals
- Official high school transcript
- UAB must receive the official high school transcript by the posted deadline
- UAB School of Nursing must receive a completed UAB Nursing Scholars Program application, recommendation, and an essay by the posted deadlines
The composite ACT or SAT score, the applicant's high school academic grade point average (computed on subjects required for undergraduate admission to UAB), and all additional application material will be used in the selection process for the UAB Dean's Nursing Scholars Program.
2008 Nu Chapter STTI Research Award, Laura Chamlee, A Collaborative Approach to Assess and Improve the Emotional Well-Being of Orphan Children in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras
2008 Undergraduate Framework Grants, Sparkman Center for Global Health, UAB
a. Laura Chamlee, A Collaborative Approach to Assess and Improve the Emotional Well-Being of Orphan Children in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras
b. Larry Slater, HIV Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Caring for HIV/AIDS Patients and Families Among Nursing Students In Honduras
2008 Student Paper Competition, Health Sciences Section, Alabama Academy of Science, 1st place winner-Larry Slater, 2nd place winner Heather Simechak Mullin
2008 Award winning paper and podium presentation, Roy Adaptation Association, Annual Conference, Boston, MA, September 27, 2008: Blaire W. Jones, Adolescents Recovering from Bone Marrow Transplant: Quality of Life in Four Adaptive Modes.
May 2008 Class Graduation Banner Carrier: Ashleigh Collins
May 2008 Class Outstanding BSN Student: Heather Mullin
2008 Class Dean's Award: Larry Z. Slater
2007 Center for Aging Honors Scholarship, Katherine Tilden, Process and Meaning in Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Decision-making
December 2007 Class Outstanding BSN Student: Amy Little
December 2007 Class Florence Nightingale Award: Amy Little
2007 Sigma Theta Tau International New Member Pillar of Leadership Award: Sylvia Waweru. Presented at the 39th Biennial Convention, Baltimore, MD, presented November 6th, 2007.
Rebecca Fanguy (1st) and Jeannie Laurance (3rd) won awards in 2006 Alabama Academy of Science annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Student Paper Competition for Health Sciences Section.
Jeannie Laurance 2nd place, Health and Social Sciences, University of Alabama System Honors Research Day, April 14, 2006, Tuscaloosa
Sylvia Waweru, "Perceptions of children in two comparison populations: Self-concept and emotional indicators: Phase II (Kenya)" a recipient of a 2006 UAB Undergraduate Global Health Experience Grant awarded through the UAB Framework Program for Global Health/Sparkman Center for Global Health.
Sasha Ramini, 2005 Honors in Nursing graduate, won the Best Poster Award for the 7th Annual Roy Adaptation Association Conference, held June 15-16, 2006, at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles.
2008 Published Articles (* peer-reviewed journals):
*Waweru, S.M., Reynolds, A. & Buckner, E.B. (2008). Perceptions of Children with HIV/AIDS from USA and Kenya: Self-concept and Emotional Indicators. Pediatric Nursing, 34 (2) 117-124.
*Ramini, S. K., Brown, R. & Buckner, E.B. (2008). Embracing Changes: Adaptation by Adolescents with Cancer. Pediatric Nursing, 34 (1) 72-79.
*Gwin, L.A., Jr. (2008). Fragmentation of Health Care in the Lives of Transitional Cerebral Palsy Patients: A Preliminary Case Analysis of the Relationship between Functional Social Support and Self-Care Agency. Self-Care, Dependent-Care & Nursing, 16 (1) 8-13.
Noland, C. N. and Buckner, E.B. (2008). Domestic Violence Perceptions of Women in Urban and Rural Areas. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, 79 (2), 123-124.
Ray, K. (2008). Effects of State-Trait Anxiety on Pain Perception in Children with IV Insertions. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, 79 (2), 124.
Slater, L. (2008). Perceptions and experiences of HIV-Positive, African-American women from HIV diagnosis to primary care. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, 79 (2), 126.
Jones, B.M. W. and Buckner, E. B. (2008). Quality of Life in Adolescents Post-Bone Marrow Transplant. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, 79 (2), 127.
Clark, N. (2008). Sex Education: What is it Good For? Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, 79 (2), 127.
Mullin, H. S. and Buckner, E.B. (2008). Sexual History and Follow Up: What Drives Practice? A Comparison of USA and Honduras. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, 79 (2), 128.
Tilden, K. B. (2008). Process and Meaning in Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Decision-making. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, 79 (2), 129.
2007 Published Articles (* peer-reviewed journals):
*Andison, M., Moss, J. (2007) What Nurses Do: Use of the ISO Reference Terminology Model for Nursing Action as a Framework for Analyzing MICU Nursing Practice Patterns. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, Chicago.
* McClendon, H. N., & Buckner, E.B. (2007). Distressing Situations in ICU: A Descriptive Study of Nurses' Responses. DCCN: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 26 (5), 199-206.
2006 Published Articles (* peer-reviewed journals):
*Reebals, J. F., Brown, R. & Buckner, E.B. (2006). Nurse practice issues regarding sperm banking inadolescent male cancer patients. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 23 (4) 182-188. .
*Hernández, A. R., Padilla, O.N.M., Harrison, L.L. (2006). Perspectivas Sobre la Investigación enEnfermería en Guatemala (Translation in English: Perspectives about Nursing Research in Guatemala).Enfermería Global, 8, May 2006, Link to Journal: http://www.um.es/eglobal
*Papagni, K. & Buckner, E. (2006). Doula support and attitudes of intrapartum nurses. Journal ofPerinatal Education, 15(1) 11-18. Also chosen for feature by press release and as selected article for free distribution to membership of the Lamaze Childbirth Association for February.
*Godfrey, B., Parten, C. & Buckner, E.B. (2006). Identification of Special Care Needs: The Comparisonof the CICU Patient and Nurse," DCCN: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, Nov/Dec (in press).
*McAllister, S., White-Williams, C., Ross, J.A. & Buckner, E. B. (2006). Medication Adherence Post-HeartTransplant: Adolescents and Their Issues. Progress in Transplantation (in press).
*Sanders, L. & Buckner, E.B. (2006, in press). The Newborn Behavioral Observations System as aNursing intervention to Enhance Engagement in First-Time Mothers: Feasibility and Desirability. Family Matters column in Pediatric Nursing, in press, scheduled for September 2006.
Honors and Scholars Programs
The School of Nursing provides opportunities to engage and challenge those students who wish to pursue a more demanding academic experience, and to identify and reward those students who begin their college career at the university. These programs are taught by faculty members who are known for their excellence in teaching, research, and service.
For more information and/or admission to the Nursing Honors Program, please contact:
Shannon Morrison, PhD, FNP-BC
3.5 Year Nursing Plan
- For students applying for the UAB Dean's Nursing Scholars Program
- For High School students with more than 15 credit hours of AP or Dual Enrollment credit taken in High School
Application to UAB before December 1st for priority consideration, and applications will be accepted through May 1st of a student’s senior year of high school on a space-available basis.
The composite ACT or SAT score, the applicant's high school academic grade point average (computed on subjects required for undergraduate admission to UAB), number and scores on AP and DE courses and all additional application material will be used in the selection process for the UAB Dean's Nursing Scholars 3.5 Year Program.