Dean’s Nursing Scholars Program


The Dean’s Nursing Scholars Program is designed for academically talented high school seniors who are strongly considering a career in nursing.

Scholars receive a number of benefits, including:

  • Opportunities attend School of Nursing special events designed for the Scholars.
  • Priority admission to the highly regarded and competitive BSN nursing program as long as the Scholar:
    • Enrolls at UAB directly from high school.
    • Successfully completes the required undergraduate pre-requisite foundation and core classes.
    • Achieve and maintain a 3.2 or higher GPA in the required pre-nursing foundation courses and cumulative GPA (All Area V courses must be taken at UAB).

Criteria for Selection

  • Individuals selected for the Dean’s Nursing Scholars Program must:
    • Be a high school senior.
    • Possess a minimum high school grade point average of 3.8
    • Be admitted to UAB through the UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
    • For priority consideration, admission applications to UAB must be submitted by December 1 of the applicant’s high school senior year.