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If you are considering the BSN Pathway, it is built on a traditional four-year undergraduate curriculum that provides a foundational education that includes both academic and professional nursing courses essential for clinical competence and informed judgments about health and patient care in a variety of settings with families and individuals of all ages.

Graduates of the BSN Pathway are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and become a registered nurse.

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Learn more about the BSN Pathway Add a nursing special interest session to your on-campus tour to include the School of Nursing building.
  • Why choose the UAB School of Nursing?


    • One of the top ranked and affordable schools of nursing in the country.
    • Over 120 faculty in multiple disciplines and numerous research.
    • Part of an Academic Health Sciences Center that includes the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Health Professions and Public Health.
    • Undergraduate students participate in interprofessional learning experiences with students from other schools in the University (e.g., medicine, public health, social work).
    • Students learn and have clinical experiences in one of the nation’s largest hospitals and highly ranked academic medical centers.
    • Learn in technologically advanced classrooms, clinical skills labs and simulation laboratories.
    • Students have the opportunity to participate in the School of Nursing’s Honors Program, which introduces undergraduates to ongoing research.


    • UAB School of Nursing is centrally located within two blocks of UAB Hospital, the Birmingham VA Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, and the Lister Hill Library for the Health Sciences.
    • Undergraduate students do not have to relocate for clinical experiences.

    Program Options:

    • Pre-Nursing – admission to UAB as a pre-nursing student.
    • Dean’s Scholar – tailored requirements for admission to UAB as a pre-nursing student.
    • Nursing Honors – once admitted to the BSN program, opportunity to participate in research experience.


    • Recommend you come see the campus and the school of nursing first hand; see our Visit campus and the School of Nursing tab.
    • Campus located in vibrant city with green space.
    • Designated freshman and honors dorms.
    • Multipurpose Recreation center.
    • Access to Birmingham’s cultural, entertainment, outdoor activities, and more.
  • Timeline for Applying to the UAB School of Nursing

    Your timeline to graduate with a BSN degree begins your senior year of high school:

    • August - September: schedule a campus visit and tour the School of Nursing. A visit can be scheduled on the Special Interest Session tab on the campus visit web page.
    • Apply for admission to UAB before December 1st to meet deadline for University Scholarships.
    • Students receiving a university scholarship attend a UAB Scholarship Reception.
    • February: Submit housing information and apply for housing scholarships.
    • March: Sign up for UAB's orientation program, Blazer Beginnings (the sooner the better)
    • May - August: Attend UAB's orientation program, Blazer Beginnings, where you meet with your advisor and register for classes. Make sure you register for the School of Nursing required Freshman Year Experience Course (FYE)
    • Once you start your first semester at UAB you will want to meet with your advisor each term to discuss classes, the nursing application process and your journey through college.
    • Sophomore – Junior (Until admitted to School of Nursing)
      • Students typically apply for admission to nursing during their sophomore or junior year, depending on completion of all nursing prerequisites.
      • Upon receiving notification of admission to nursing, submit Scholarship Application to School of Nursing.
  • Paying for School
    UAB admissions web site contains helpful information on the estimated cost for an incoming student.


    • High school seniors should apply to UAB prior to December 1 to be eligible for university level scholarships.
    • Learn about educational loan options.

    UAB Financial Aid and Scholarships

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

    UAB School of Nursing Scholarships

    • Once a student starts nursing course work, which typically occurs in the junior year of college, a student can apply for 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 over 75 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 on the SON Scholarships page.

    For information about School of Nursing Scholarships, contact:

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    Stephanie Hamberger, MPA
    Director of Student Engagement, Recruitment and Scholarships
    (205) 934-5483
  • Pre-Nursing Advising

    When should I talk with a Pre-Nursing Advisor?

    As an incoming freshman student, your academic advisor will contact you prior to your new student orientation in the summer before starting at UAB.

    What will be covered at new student orientation by a pre-nursing advisor?

    Your advisor will assist in your registration for the fall semester’s course registration, and begin initial conversations about your academic plans.

    The UAB School of Nursing Pre-Nursing Advisors:

    Wayne Spencer
    Pre-Nursing Advisor
    Last Names A-K
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    Alexandra Bushery
    Pre-Nursing Advisor
    Last Names L-Z


AnnaLee Whitman

AnnaLee Whitman

Nursing Recruiter
Office of Student Success