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?
The entire program can be completed in less than a year and a half (4 consecutive semesters). The course work prepares the student to be elidible to take the RN certification exam, NCLEX. 

Q: Where do I send transcripts?
A: Applicants should submit an official transcript from every college or university they have ever attended (even if for only one semester). Transcripts may be mailed or emailed electronically by the issuing institution to the UAB School of Nursing.

Transcripts may be emailed to sontranscripts@uab.edu or mailed to UAB School of Nursing; AMNP Applications; NB 1002, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1210.

Q: I am a previous or current UAB student. Will I need to submit my official UAB transcript to the School of Nursing?
A: No. The School of Nursing will be able to obtain previous or current UAB transcripts.

Q: Where do I submit the reference letters?
A: As part of the application process, the individuals submitting the references will be sent an email for an online reference submission. Applicants initiate reference requests within the application. Please ask the individuals from whom you request references to submit the recommendation online.

Q: Can AMNP students apply for advanced specialties?
A: Yes, AMNP students can apply for doctoral or masters nuring tracks while completing the AMNP courses.  Students that successful complete the course work can continue into the PhD, a DNP pathway as a nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist, or into a MSN specialty track.   The advanced specialties are listed on the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) web site

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 over the BSN for second-degree?
A: Although the AMNP is demanding and usually does not leave much time for outside activities, you will be able to sit for your RN licensure exam and begin working as a nurse. Additionally, you will be earning a graduate level degree and many students with a bachelor's degree have used most or all of their Federal funding at the undergraduate level, where the AMNP degree allows the student to use 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 students may be able to balance a few hours of part-time work after the first semester. 

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.  Check-in at room NB 1002 in the School of Nursing building.

The Master's Degree Program in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).