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

Application Process

  • 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.