Accelerated Master's in Nursing Pathway


  • The Accelerated Masters in Nursing Pathway (AMNP) is an entry level nursing pathway for individuals with bachelor’s degrees (or higher) in a non-nursing field who desire a career change to nursing.
  • The curriculum provides pre-licensure course work leading to a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.
  • The accelerated full-time program of study allows the student to complete the MSN degree in only four semesters.
  • Course work and clinical learning experiences are completed on campus.
  • Students are prepared to sit for the National Certification Licensure Exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) during their fourth semester of the pathway and to apply for licensure as a professional registered nurse.

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AMNP Admission Requirements

Prospective students must meet the following requirements for admission:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university.
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Combined score of 297 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE or score of 410 on the MAT or score of 480 on the GMAT. Test scores submitted to UAB from the GRE, GMAT, or MAT must not be more than five years old. International students must achieve a TOEFL examination score of at least 500. For more information on the Test Score Waiver process click here.
  • Completion of AMNP foundation/pre-requisite courses that include:
CoursesCredit
BY 115 Human Anatomy24
BY 261 Microbiology4
BY 116 Human Physiology24
CH 107/108 Chemistry14
CH 105/106 Inorganic Chemistry4
PY 212 Developmental Psychology3
Descriptive Statistics3
MA 105 Pre-Calculus
OR
MA 110 Finite Math
3
NTR 222 Nutrition3
1Only applies to students who take microbiology at UAB; otherwise students may
take any other science with a lab excluding Geology or Astronomy.
2Anatomy and Physiology coursework must have been taken within the last 7 years.
  • To check the equivalency of transfer credit at UAB click here.
  • Three letters of professional reference attesting to the applicant's potential for graduate study.
  • Applicants should submit an official transcript from every college or university they have ever attended (even if for only one semester). Transcripts may be emailed electronically by the issuing institution to the UAB School of Nursing to sontranscripts@uab.edu or mailed to:
    • UAB School of Nursing
      AMNP Applications
      NB 1002, 1720 2nd Avenue South
      Birmingham, AL 35294-1210
  • A personal interview.
  • Submission of application by published deadline with fee.

Application for Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines For Spring 2020 Entry Date:
Deadline: September 9, 2019
To Start the Application Process Click here for application and instructions

AMNP Outcomes

Upon completion of the Accelerated Masters in Nursing Pathway, students will be able to:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Program of Study

The program of study for the AMNP is accelerated and can be completed in four semesters.

Students are qualified to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam in the fourth semester at which time they may apply for employment as a professional nurse.

Spring
SemesterCourse TitleCredit Hours
1NUR 520 Foundational Competencies for the Professional Nurse3
NUR 521L Foundational Skills for the Professional Nurse3
NUR 526 Adult Health Nursing I2
NUR 527L Nursing Practicum with Adults I2
NUR 524 Pharmacology for AMNP3
NUR 528 Pathophysiology for AMNP I2
NUR 522 Mental Health Nursing3
Total Credit Hours18
Summer
SemesterCourse TitleCredit Hours
2NUR 556 Adult Health Nursing II4
NUR 537L Nursing Practicum with Adults II3
NUR 552 Nursing Care of Women and Children4
NUR 553L Nursing Practicum with Women and Children2
NUR 538 Pathophysiology for AMNP II2
NUR 542 Health Promotion, Prevention, Populations, and Policy3
Total Credit Hours18
Fall
SemesterCourse TitleCredit Hours
3NUR 546 Adult Health Nursing III2
NUR 547L Nursing Practicum with Adults III1
NUR 551L Nursing Practicum with Vulnerable Populations2
NUR 550 Professional Leadership & Role Transition4
NUR 558L Clinical Synthesis and Role Immersion4
Total Credit Hours13
Spring
SemesterCourse TitleCredit Hours
4NUR 519Q Evidence-Based Nursing and Health Care Technology4
NUR 549 Synthesis Review Course1
NUR 559L Concepts of Transitional Care Coordination4
Total Credit Hours9

Tuition and Fees

  • The following tuition and fees are valid for the 2019-2020 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 a number of factors including state of residence, the number of credits taken in a semester, or whether the student attends class live or through a distance-accessible format. Fees vary by program and course.
Tuition and Fees
UAB School of Nursing (SON)
Resident
Charge ($)
Non-resident
Charge ($)
AMNP Coursework (classroom; each semester hour)5721,363
Fees - UAB School of NursingCost ($)
Educational Support and Technology Fee (per course)225
Student Hospitalization Insurance Fee (per month) 2200
Expenses (Estimated)Cost ($)
Uniforms 1350
Books and supplies (estimate per term)600
Lab Kit 1225
Smart Phone or Electronic handheld device to access internet 1350
Room and Board (on campus, per term, cost varies depending on dorm)2,800
Background Check (annual estimate)88
1 These must be purchased upon initial enrollment in the School of Nursing and should be planned for in student budgets.
2 May be waived with documented proof of equal or greater coverage.

Funding Your Education

UAB Financial Aid and Scholarships

Information on Financial Aid, University Scholarships and other funding opportunities is available at:

UAB Office of Financial AID
Email: FinAid@uab.edu
Phone: (205) 934-4011
Website: www.uab.edu/students/paying-for-college


UAB School of Nursing Scholarships

  • The School of Nursing at UAB has an excellent scholarship program that provides financial support to Alabama’s best and brightest nursing students.
  • Currently, the School’s scholarship portfolio consists of 76 endowed scholarships and 3 active sponsored scholarships.
  • The school currently has an $10.1 million endowed fund that supports nursing scholarships annually.
  • Scholarships are awarded twice a year – spring and fall semesters. The scholarship application process is simple. One application is needed to be considered for all undergraduate or graduate scholarships.
  • Application and additional information can be found at https://www.uab.edu/nursing/home/scholarships-financial-aid

For Information about School of Nursing Scholarships, Contact:

Photo: Stephanie Hamberger
Director of Student Engagement,
Recruitment, and Scholarships
Office of Student Success


Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows

The Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows is a graduate fellowship program for Peace Corps Volunteers admitted to the Accelerated Masters in Nursing Pathway (AMNP):

  • The AMNP is specially designed for individuals desiring to enter a nursing career who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field.
  • The full-time program of study can be completed within four semesters; in the 4th semester students sit for the NCLEX-RN exam required for licensure and may begin working as a licensed registered nurse.
  • Students graduate at the end of the 4th semester with a master’s of science in nursing degree (MSN).

The Peace Corps Graduate Fellows Appointment Qualifies Students for:

  • the in-state tuition rate.
  • a one-time scholarship of $5,000
  • the opportunity to apply for other scholarships available to AMNP students.
  • Application Form

Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows at UAB will:

  • Participate in the translation of their global experience to advance the Peace Corps’ third goal “to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans” by engaging in meaningful experiences with underserved communities in the Greater Birmingham area.
  • Partner with community organizations to provide opportunities for students to address selected community or population health problems through their clinical practicum experiences in the AMNP.
  • Fellows will address two major health issues during these community experiences: reduction of health disparities and preparing the nursing workforce to impact health disparities.
  • Have opportunities to work and collaborate with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers residing in the Greater Birmingham area on community projects targeting underserved populations with health disparities.
  • Learn in a dynamic environment with access to populations with health disparities that impact both urban and rural populations.
  • Be mentored by a faculty who has both served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and entered nursing via the Accelerated Masters in Nursing Pathway.

For More Information, Contact:

Information for International Students

NOTE: Prospective International students must first contact UAB International Admissions to determine eligibility to study in the U.S. and/or submit an application for admission to UAB.

UAB International Admissions
Email: IntlAdmin@uab.edu
Phone: (205) 934-4686
Fax: (205) 934-8664

The table below provides information on eligibility requirements for the MSN Program.

 AMNP
F1 or J1 Visa AcceptableX
College DegreeX - Bachelors Equivalent
Foreign Transcripts Evaluated**X
English ProficiencyX
GRE 
U.S. RN License 
X = Requirement must be completed or condition met

Application Requirements

  • Prospective students must have a bachelors degree in a non-nursing field equivalent to that offered by a U.S. regionally accredited educational institution.
  • International applicants must, as part of their application, provide a detailed course by course evaluation of their academic transcripts and verification of their academic credentials. Students may use one of the following firms for transcript evaluation; a report of the evaluation must be submitted directly to the UAB School of Nursing prior to admission decisions.
    • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
      P.O. Box 514070
      Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470 USA
      Website: www.ece.org
    • World Education Services
      Bowling Green Station
      P.O. Box 5087
      New York, NY 10274-5087 USA
      Website: www.wes.org
  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on prior college/university course work.
  • Applicants must complete and submit their scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as part of the application process. If the GRE was completed prior to application, only scores completed within the previous 5 years are accepted.
  • Completion of a formal admission interview.
  • Meet English language requirements. Students must submit scores on Tests of English Language (TOEFL or IELTS) and achieve the following minimum scores
    • TOEFL iBT 80 and minimum of 18 in each of the 4 test sections, or
    • IELTS 6.5 and minimum of 6.0 in at least 2 of the 4 test sections.

For Assistance with the Application Process, Contact:

Photo: Jacqueline Lavier
Jacqueline Lavier, M.Ed
AMNP Program Manager
Office of Student Success

jlavier@uab.edu

(205) 975-7529