Why the AMNP?
The Accelerated Master's in Nursing Pathway (AMNP) provides an option for students who have a bachelor's degree or higher in a field other than nursing and are not registered nurses to pursue a nursing degree. This unique category of students is eligible for master's level admission to this graduate program once prerequisite nursing foundation course requirements are met. The program has been developed in response to the growing need for well-educated, highly skilled professionals who can manage complexity within clinical environments. Upon completion of the pre-licensure phase of the program, students apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Students may work as an RN while completing requirements for the MSN degree.
Phase II consists of four or more semesters of part time study via distance education through the school of nursing and clinical work as a registered nurse. The typical programs of study are listed on each of the specialty track’s individual fact sheet. The spring admission into a master’s specialty track will provide you with an estimate length to complete your Master of Science in Nursing degree. Successful completion of Phase II leads to a Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) with eligibility to take a board certification exam in most specialties. Only after successful completion of a board certification exam may the RN use the corresponding designation as part of their professional title.
Program Fact sheet
Requirements for admission in good standing for the AMNP degree include the following:
Three Letters of professional reference attesting to the applicant's potential for graduate study
For International Students:
Along with the requirements listed above, international students will also have to:
|Spring 2014||Sep 23, 2013||Bachelor’s degree and prerequisites must be complete prior to starting spring term.|
Scholarships & Financial Aid
The School of Nursing at UAB has excellent scholarship, traineeship, fellowship and loan programs in which many students participate.
- UAB Financial Aid
- Scholarships in the UABSON
- Additional Nursing Scholarships
- Fellowship, Traineeship and Loan Programs
- Scholarship Applications
- Other Sources of Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
The following tuition and fees are valid for the 2013-2014 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 Presidential Fees School of Nursing (SON)||Cost ($)|
|Graduate SON (in-state, Each semester hour)||457|
|Graduate SON (out-of-state, Each semester hour)||1074|
|University Tuition (per semester)||207|
|Total cost for Tuition = University Tuition + (Undergraduate SON tuition cost per semester hour x total number of semester hours for that semester)|
Fees - School of Nursing
|Undergraduate and Graduate—Online Fee per each online course (per course if the course is designated with a ‘Q’ in the section code, e.g. NUR 601 QL )||250|
|For all courses designated with a 'L' in the course number, e.g. NUR 355L, a Lab and Assessment Fee will apply. The fees are listed below.)|
|Lab Fee (per clinical course)||50|
|Assessment Fee (per clinical course)||150|
|Campus Dining Fee (undergraduate only) (flat fee per semester—excluding the summer term—for students taking 12 or more hours)||225|
|Student Hospitalization Insurance Fee (per year)**||1,776|
|Student Dental Fee (per term)**||39|
|Special Fees Paid (When Applicable)||Cost ($)|
|Expenses (Estimated)||Cost ($)|
|Uniforms (undergraduate and AMNP students)*||300|
|Books and supplies (per term)||500|
|Lab Kit (undergraduate, upon admission)*||200|
|Electronic handheld device (one-time fee; select programs—BSN, AMNP, MSN)*||350|
|Room and Board (on campus, per term, cost varies depending on dorm)||2,700|
|* These must be purchased upon initial enrollment in the School of Nursing and should be planned for in student budgets.|
|** May be waived with proof of equal or greater coverage that can be documented.|
- Synthesize research, theoretical formulations, and principles of scientific inquiry to provide evidence-based practice.
- Assume leadership in managing and evaluating continuous quality-improvement processes.
- Use information systems/technology to evaluate programs of care, outcomes of care, and care systems.
- Advocate and implement health-care policies that improve access, equity, efficiency, and social justice in the delivery of health care.
- Design innovative educational programs for patients, nursing staff, and nursing students using teaching and learning principles.
- Provide ethical, culturally sensitive care in an advanced nursing role independently and collaboratively with professionals from multiple disciplines.
- Monitor the quality of one's own nursing practice based on professional practice standards and relevant statutes and regulations.
- Apply theories and principles of marketing, economics, consultation, management, and leadership to comprehensively perform an advanced nursing role.
Q: How are my prerequisites evaluated as part of my transcript review?
A: Once you have submitted your application to the School of Nursing, one of our AMNP course coordinators reviews your transcripts and determines the courses you will need to complete.
Q: What is the length of the program?
A: The entire program can be completed in three years. The first year, or three semesters will prepare the student to take the RN certification exam, NCLEX. The second year completes the master’s level course work in an advanced nursing specialty.
Q: What are the advanced specialties?
A: The advanced specialties are listed on the Master of Nursing fact sheets. (Currently AMNP students are not eligible for the Nurse Anesthesia specialty track. Additionally, the neonatal specialty track requires two years of neonatal nursing expereince and is not recommended as a specialty track option.)
Q: What are the employment opportunities after graduation?
A: Once you complete the first-year course work and successfully pass the certification exam, NCLEX, you may begin work as a staff nurse in Alabama.
Q: Why should a student choose the AMNP program over the BSN for second-degree?
A: Although the first year of the AMNP program is demanding and usually does not leave much time for outside activities, you will be able to sit for your RN licensure exa and begin working as a nurse, while you complete the second phase of the program. Additionally, you will be earning a graduate level degree and many students with a bachleors degree have used most or all of their Federal funding at the undergraduate level, where the AMNP degree allows the student to used their graduate level Federal funding.
Q: Can I work while in the program?
A: Most students find that the demands of the course, especially during the first semester, does not allow for outside activities. Some student may be able to balance a few hours of part-time work during the first three semester. Once you enter Phase II the program is designed for a working nurse to complete the advanced specialty courses.
Q: How can I get more information about the AMNP option?
A: The School of Nursing holds informational sessions covering the AMNP application process every Wednesday from noon to 1 pm in room 1029 in the School of Nursing building.
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