BSN Early Entry Option for Advanced Placement Students

 
The BSN Early Entry Option for Advanced Placement Students is designed for students who enter UAB with more than 15 credit hours of college credit awarded during their high school career, either through completion of advanced placement courses or through dual enrollment.  Students who qualify may apply to enter the BSN program a semester earlier than is typical and complete the BSN degree in three and a half years.  Application is limited to students who meet the criteria and have been selected as a Dean’s Nursing Scholar.

Selection

 
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 process of selecting the UAB Dean's Nursing Scholars for the BSN Early Entry Option.


Criteria

 
Applicants must have been awarded a minimum of 15 credit hours of college credit and meet all the requirements for the Dean’s Nursing Scholars program that include:
  • Applicant is a high school senior;
  • Achieved a composite ACT score of 24 or above or a composite SAT score of 1090 or above;
  • Possess a minimum high school grade point average of 3.2;
  • Be admitted to UAB through the UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions;
  • Enroll at UAB directly from high school.

 

Application Process

 
By the posted deadlines, all applicants must:
  • Complete the admission application through the UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions;
  • Complete the BSN Early Entry Option Application;
  • Submit 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;
  • Submit an official high school transcript;
  • Submit official ACT or SAT scores.


UAB Dean's Nursing Scholars Application 


*Students with an ACT of 28 or higher should select the School of Nursing-Dean’s Nursing Scholar Option as part of your admission’s offer. All application materials are reviewed in the process of selection of students for the BSN Fast Track Option.

UAB School of Nursing Honors Program

 
The UAB School of Nursing Honors Program provides unique experiential learning opportunities in research where students are introduced to basic research concepts and provided the opportunity to complete defined research activities as part of a faculty research team. Students will have the opportunity to explore the role and career path of a nurse scientist. All undergraduate nursing students are eligible to apply for admission to the Nursing Honors Program, including BSN and RN-BSN Mobility students.

Eligibility

 
Students must meet the following criteria to be considered for acceptance into the Nursing Honors Program:
  • A minimum 3.40 GPA in BSN Foundation courses
  • A minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA for courses completed at UAB and at other Universities

Application

 
Students To apply for admission to the UAB School of Nursing Honors Program, interested students must:
  • Complete and submit the Honors Program Application Form
  • Write a one-page essay on how the Honors Program will contribute to the achievement of your future professional goals
  • Complete an interview with an Honors Program Selection Committee

All application materials are reviewed in the process of selection of Nursing Honors Program participants.

Requirements 

 
Honors Program participants must:
  • Maintain a minimum overall UAB GPA of 3.00, and a minimum 3.25 GPA in completed nursing coursework
  • Complete the required six credit hours of Nursing Honors Program Courses (NUR 450, NUR 451, and NUR 452)


Students who successfully complete the Nursing Honors Program will receive a certificate of acknowledgement at the UAB Honors Convocation and will graduate “With Honors in Nursing.” Students who participate in both the UAB Honors Program and the School of Nursing Honors program will graduate “With University Honors in Nursing.”

 

For more information and/or admission to the Nursing Honors Program, contact:
Angela Jukkala, PhD, RN
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Honors in Nursing
UAB School of Nursing
205-996-6136
jukkalaa@uab.edu


We acknowledge the Endowed Fund that provides support to the Nursing Honors Program that was established by Celia A. Wallace on February 4, 2005 to honor Kristen Celia and Gerald Leon Wallace, Jr.

UAB Dean's Nursing Scholars

 
The Dean’s Nursing Scholar program is designed for academically talented high school seniors who are strongly considering a career in nursing. Scholars receive a number of benefits, including:

  • Opportunities to visit the School of Nursing to attend special events designed for the Scholars to learn about nursing and the BSN program
  • Priority admission to the highly ranked and competitive BSN nursing program as long as the Scholar:
      • Enrolls at UAB directly from high school
      • Successfully completes the required undergraduate pre-requisite foundation and core classes
      • Achieves and maintains a 3.2 or higher GPA in the required nursing pre-requisite courses
      • Maintains a minimum overall 3.0 GPA

    Criteria for Selection

     
        Individuals selected for the Dean’s Nursing Scholars must:

        • Be a high school senior
        • Achieve a composite ACT score of 24 or above or a composite SAT score of 1090 or above
        • Possess a minimum high school grade point average of 3.2
        • Be admitted to UAB through the UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions


    Application Process

     
        All applications must be submitted by the posted deadline. All applicants must:

        • Complete the admission application through the UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions
        • Complete the UAB Nursing Scholars application
        • Submit 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
        • Submit an official high school transcript
        • Submit official ACT or ACT scores


    UAB Dean's Nursing Scholars Application 


    Applicants with an ACT score of 28 or higher should select the School of Nursing- Dean’s Nursing Scholar as part of your admission’s offer. All application materials are reviewed in the process of selection of Dean’s Nursing Scholars.

     

    Application deadline is December 1 for priority consideration, and applications will be accepted through May 1 of a student’s senior year of high school, on a space available basis.

     

DOT Training
DOT MEDICAL EXAMINER ONLINE TRAINING:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing, a leader in distance accessible education, is now offering an online DOT Medical Examiner Certification Review Course. This course was developed by Dr. Karen Heaton, a Certified Medical Examiner who is nationally recognized for her research and work with truck drivers. 

Beginning May 2014, all medical certificates issued to interstate truck and bus drivers must come from Medical Examiners nationally certified to conduct DOT physical examinations. The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) program that requires Medical Examiners to complete a training course and successfully pass the Medical Examiner Certification Test.

UAB’s 13 module online training prepares Medical Examiners (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and doctors of chiropractic) to perform DOT driver examinations and conforms to the mandatory FMCSA curriculum. Those who successfully complete this certification review course will be eligible to sit for the Medical Examiner Certification Test.This online training offers the convenience of 24/7 access and uses multiple formats of content delivery, including video streaming, post-tests at the completion of each module, a final overall post-test, and downloadable resource material. Participants have 90 days in which to complete the entire course. For a video introduction to the course, click here.

The cost of UAB’s online DOT Medical Examiner Certification Review Course is $495. Registrants will receive 12 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits or 12 contact hours of CNE approved by the ANCC.

For more information or to subscribe to our mailing list, please email us.


Cost: $495

To register visit www.uab.edu/opd
Click here to download the flyer.

 

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