UAB School of Nursing Dean's Nursing Scholars

The Dean’s Nursing Scholar 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 to visit the School of Nursing to attend special events designed for the Scholars to learn about nursing and the BSN program
  • Priority admission to the highly ranked 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
      • Achieves and maintains a 3.2 or higher GPA in the required nursing pre-requisite courses
      • Maintains a minimum overall 3.0 GPA

    Criteria for Selection

        Individuals selected for the Dean’s Nursing Scholars must:

        • Be a high school senior
        • Achieve a composite ACT score of 25 or above or an equivalent composite SAT score
        • Possess a minimum high school grade point average of 3.2
        • Be admitted to UAB through the UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    Application Process

        All applications must be submitted by the posted deadline. All applicants must:

        • Complete the admission application through the UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    Applicants with an ACT score of 25 or higher should and a High School GPA of 3.2 or higher will be select as School of Nursing- Dean’s Nursing Scholar as part of your admission’s offer. All application materials are reviewed in the process of selection of Dean’s Nursing Scholars.


    Application deadline is December 1 for priority consideration, and applications will be accepted through May 1 of a student’s senior year of high school, on a space available basis.