Sigma Theta Tau Rising Stars


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Jennifer R. Bail, BSN, RN Will E. Brewer, MSN, RN, CEN Shameka C. Humphrey, MSN, RN

Jennifer R. Bail, BSN, RN, Will E. Brewer, MSN, RN, CEN, & Shameka C. Humphrey, MSN, RN were named Rising Stars by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and were invited to present at the STTI Leadership Connection Conference.  

Jennifer Bail is a first year full-time student in the PhD program and her poster was titled, “Preschooler’s Perceptions of Food as a Possible Factor Related to Childhood Obesity”. Will Brewer is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing at The University of North Alabama in Florence and a third year student in the PhD program.  He presented his poster titled “Tissue Plasminogen Activator Non-Treatment in First-Time Ischemic Stroke”. Shameka Humphrey is a second year full-time student in the PhD Program and presented “Efficacy of a Home-Based Neurocognitive Remediation Program in Adults with HIV”.

The students were given the opportunity to attend and present their scholarly work at this renowned and prestigious International conference. “This group of SON PhD students are indeed Rising Stars in Nursing, they embody excellence as students and scholarly researchers” says PhD Program Coordinator David Vance, PhD, MGS. Brewer and Humphrey's trip was supported by funds from the UAB School of Nursing Academic Affairs.  Bail's trip was supported with funds from her undergraduate UAH STTI Beta Phi Chapter.  

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International's mission is to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. STTI is the second-largest nursing organization in the world with approximately 135,000 active members worldwide.


Sigma Theta Tau Rising Stars

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Jennifer R. Bail, BSN, RN Will E. Brewer, MSN, RN, CEN Shameka C. Humphrey, MSN, RN

Jennifer R. Bail, BSN, RN, Will E. Brewer, MSN, RN, CEN, & Shameka C. Humphrey, MSN, RN were named Rising Stars by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and were invited to present at the STTI Leadership Connection Conference.  

Jennifer Bail is a first year full-time student in the PhD program and her poster was titled, “Preschooler’s Perceptions of Food as a Possible Factor Related to Childhood Obesity”. Will Brewer is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing at The University of North Alabama in Florence and a third year student in the PhD program.  He presented his poster titled “Tissue Plasminogen Activator Non-Treatment in First-Time Ischemic Stroke”. Shameka Humphrey is a second year full-time student in the PhD Program and presented “Efficacy of a Home-Based Neurocognitive Remediation Program in Adults with HIV”.

The students were given the opportunity to attend and present their scholarly work at this renowned and prestigious International conference. “This group of SON PhD students are indeed Rising Stars in Nursing, they embody excellence as students and scholarly researchers” says PhD Program Coordinator David Vance, PhD, MGS. Brewer and Humphrey's trip was supported by funds from the UAB School of Nursing Academic Affairs.  Bail's trip was supported with funds from her undergraduate UAH STTI Beta Phi Chapter.  

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International's mission is to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. STTI is the second-largest nursing organization in the world with approximately 135,000 active members worldwide.


TSNRP, Research and Evidence-based Practice Dissemination Conference

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Pauline A. Swiger, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNL

DNP-Tri-servicePauline A. Swiger first year full-time student in the PhD Program recently attended the TSNRP Research and Evidence-based Practice Dissemination Conference held in San Antonio, TX. Swiger had both a podium and poster presentation at the conference titled "Army Nurse Corps Clinical Nurse Leader Role Utilization Project".  Swiger presented data examining the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) in a military healthcare facility and the influences, if any, of a CNL have on improving documentation and reducing medication errors.

Over 100 military researchers and clinicians attended from around the world and presented their research and other projects. Among those attendees were UAB School of Nursing DNP graduate, Stacey Ferreria and current DNP student, Ida Montgomery.

The mission of the TriServices Nursing Research Program is to facilitate nursing research to optimize the health of military members and their beneficiaries.


TSNRP, Research and Evidence-based Practice Dissemination Conference

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Pauline A. Swiger, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNL

DNP-Tri-servicePauline A. Swiger first year full-time student in the PhD Program recently attended the TSNRP Research and Evidence-based Practice Dissemination Conference held in San Antonio, TX. Swiger had both a podium and poster presentation at the conference titled "Army Nurse Corps Clinical Nurse Leader Role Utilization Project".  Swiger presented data examining the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) in a military healthcare facility and the influences, if any, of a CNL have on improving documentation and reducing medication errors.

Over 100 military researchers and clinicians attended from around the world and presented their research and other projects. Among those attendees were UAB School of Nursing DNP graduate, Stacey Ferreria and current DNP student, Ida Montgomery.

The mission of the TriServices Nursing Research Program is to facilitate nursing research to optimize the health of military members and their beneficiaries.

PhD Program Tuition & Fees


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The UAB School of Nursing dedicates significant resources to support the doctoral research students. Students willing to pursue full-time studies may qualify for additional support. Please contact Dr. Karen Heaton the PhD Program Coordinator if you are interested in these funding opportunities.  

The following tuition and fees are valid for the 2015-2016 academic year. Tuition and fees and are SUBJECT TO CHANGE annually based on approval from the University of Alabama Board of Trustees and/or university. The estimates below are based on the costs listed at the UAB Office of Planning and Analysis Web site (Tuition and Fees). Each student’s costs will vary depending upon state of residence, the number of credits taken in a semester, whether the student attends class live or through distance-accessible class, and several other factors. Fees vary with program or type of student, and certain fees may be waived.

Tuition and University Fees - School of Nursing

Graduate SON (in-state, Each semester hour) $493
Graduate SON (out-of-state, Each semester hour)(Distance courses)** $493
Graduate SON (out-of-state, Each semester hour)(Live courses) $1,157
University Tuition (per semester) $223

Total cost for Tuition  = University Tuition + (Graduate SON tuition cost per semester hour x total number of semester hours for that semester)

Fees - School of Nursing

Graduate - Online Fee per each online course (per course if the course is designated with a ‘Q’ in the section code, e.g. NUR 604 Q ) $50
For all courses designated with a 'L' in the course number, e.g. NUR 355L, a Lab and Assessment Fee will apply.  
Lab Fee (per clinical course) $50
Assessment Fee (per clinical course) $223
Student Hospitalization Insurance Fee (per year)* $1,776
Student Dental Fee (per term)* $39

Special Fees Paid (when applicable)

Graduation Fee $50

*May be waived with proof of equal or greater coverage that can be documented.

**Currently, the university has signed a waiver for only online-specified nursing classes to be charged at the in-state cost. This waiver is subject to approval each June for the upcoming academic year and does not apply to live classes.


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