The Children’s of Alabama Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Residency is a partnership between Children’s of Alabama and the UAB School of Nursing. Children’s of Alabama is ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. UAB School of Nursing, a national leader in NP education and post-graduate residency training for NPs, has collaborated with Children’s of Alabama to develop an innovative and robust residency training program for newly graduated PMHNPs who wish to specialize in the care of children and adolescents with mental health disorders. In 2017 alone, Children’s of Alabama cared for _____ patients through their outpatient psychiatric services and admitted over ____ children and adolescents needing inpatient care. The goal is to prepare PMHNP leaders who increase access to mental healthcare and improve mental health for children and families in Alabama.

About the Child/Adolescent PMHNP Residency

The Child/Adolescent PMHNP Residency program is ideal for recent and anticipated graduates of PMHNP programs who are seeking additional training and experience working with a child and adolescent population. Applicants accepted into the Residency will engage in one year of supervised clinical practice beginning October 1st, 2018. In addition, they will engage in weekly didactic instruction and interprofessional collaboration with psychiatrists, psychologists, and pharmacists, among others. Clinic locations include several within and outside of the Children’s of Alabama main campus. Upon completion, these NPs will be uniquely suited to address the vast need for mental health services facing children and families in Alabama.

What You Need to Know

  • Curriculum

    During the Child/Adolescent PMHNP Residency program, the NP Residents will staff an outpatient clinic designed specifically to increase access to care. They will each develop a caseload of patients in general psychiatry with supervision from experienced NPs and psychiatrists. Additional clinical experiences throughout the Children’s of Alabama hospital and clinics will include:
    • Primary care/outpatient mental health
    • Emergency department with dedicated psychiatric emergency consult services
    • Inpatient consultation for children and adolescents with co-occuring medical conditions, e.g., oncology, transplantation, gastrointestinal disorders
    • Inpatient child and adolescent units
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Therapeutic modalities
    • Pharmacy service
    • Crisis clinic

    Didactic instruction will include:

    • Seminars and staff education
    • Evidence-based care
    • Measurement-based care
    • Medication management and pharmacology
    • Assessment and diagnosis
    • Development
    • Family-centered care
    • Systems and leadership
    • Scholarly project completion and presentation
  • Application

    Thank you for your interest in the Children’s of Alabama Child/Adolescent PMHNP Residency. Please review the criteria for selection and the Application link below. Residency dates for the 2018-2019 cohort are October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019. Three residents will be accepted. The due date for submission of applications for the 2018-2019 cohort is June 30th, 2018.


    • EITHER have graduated from an accredited PMHNP program (Masters or Doctoral) within the past 12 months
    • OR will graduate from an accredited PMHNP program (Masters or Doctoral) before the start of Residency
    • Licensed or eligible for CRNP licensure in Alabama
    • Certified or eligible for PMHNP certification through ANCC


    • Competitive salary
    • Competitive benefits
    • Vacation and sick time
    • Opportunities for continued employment subsequent to completion of the residency

    Application process:

    • Follow the link to “Apply Now” and complete all components.
    • Attach a CV at the end of the online application.
    • Provide three professional references at the end of the online application. Acceptable sources include former or current PMHNP program director, current clinical manager, current or former clinical preceptor.

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  • Contact

    For more information regarding the program, please contact: Name

UAB Medical Clinic at the Foundry

Partnerships Image 3 RTThe University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing partners with The Foundry Rescue Mission and Recovery Center in Bessemer, Alabama to operate a nurse-managed clinic for both Foundry residents and community members in need of affordable health care. The clinic provides primary care and urgent care for health concerns that might otherwise go untreated, including diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, for patients ages 14 and older.

Hours of Operation

The UAB Medical Clinic at the Foundry is open 36 hours per week with clinic hours as follows:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcomed.

Contact Information:
608 18th Street N Bessemer, AL 35020
Phone: 205.428.2810
Fax: 205.428.2961
E-mail: SON-Foundry@mail.ad.uab.edu

For coordination questions or referrals or patient care management questions and consultation, contact Sonya Bumpers at 205.428.2810. For grant questions or referrals, contact Melanie Baucom at 205.428.2810

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HRSA Heart Failure Clinic

Heart ClinicThe HRSA Heart Failure Clinic is a nurse managed heart failure center.  The clinic is funded through a grant from the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and supported through an ongoing academic/practice partnership between the UAB School of Nursing and UAB Hospital.

Hours of Operation

The HRSA Heart Failure Clinic is open 18-hours per week with clinic hours as follows:
Mondays 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wednesdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fridays 8:00 am to 12:00 pm  


Appointments are made by referral only.  This is a specialty clinic limited to uninsured or underinsured patients who have a diagnosis of heart failure.

Contact Information:
The clinic is located inside UAB Hospital in the Russell Ambulatory Center, 2nd floor, Room M240

1813 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Phone: 205.934.6500
Fax: 205.934.6470
E-mail: HRSAHFclinic@uabmc.edu

For transitional care coordination questions or referrals, contact our Clinical Nurse Leader, Erica Arnold, MSN, RN, CNL at 205.934.6500. For patient care management questions and consultation, contact our Nurse Practitioner, Shannon DeLuca, MSN, CRNP, CCTC at 205.934.6500. For grant questions or referrals, contact our Program Manager, Ildiko Nyikos, MA, ACSM-RCEP at 205.996.0210


PATH Clinic at UAB Medical Towers

2M4A4227Under the direction of Cynthia Selleck, PhD, RN, FAAN, the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing partners with UAB Hospital and Health System to operate the nurse-managed PATH (Providing Access to Healthcare) Clinic in the Medical Towers Building at UAB. This collaborative effort, a continuation of the PATH Clinic formerly located at M-POWER Ministries, utilizes an interprofessional, team-based model to provide diabetes care at no cost to an uninsured medically underserved population discharged from UAB Hospital. Services provided include nurse practitioner visits, physician visits, optometry, nutrition, mental health, and assistance in obtaining needed medications at the lowest possible cost.

Hours of Operation

The PATH Clinic at UAB is open two days per week with clinic hours as follows:
Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Diabetes patients being discharged from UAB hospital: Appointments are made by hospital social workers/case managers using the PATH referral form. The form will soon be located on the SCR website. In the interim, UAB hospital social workers and others who wish to make a referral should call Jennifer Frank at (205) 975-9423 for more information or to obtain a referral form.

Current patients: Call (205) 209-6010 for medical issues between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For scheduling issues, call (205) 996-0153. If you have questions or to schedule a sick visit. Parking is in the rear of the building and costs $2.00. Street parking is generally available.

Former M-POWER patients: : Contact Jennifer Frank at (205) 975-9423 to resume care if still eligible.

Contact Information
PATH Clinic at UAB
Medical Towers - 7th Floor
1717 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: (205) 996-0153.

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