BSN Simulation  Baccalaureate (BSN) preparation at the UAB School of Nursing uses state-of-the-art technologies, simulations, and other teaching strategies, to prepare graduates to care for families and individuals of all ages, as well as prepares students to pursue master’s and doctoral education. ADN-prepared nurses seeking a BSN have access to the same high-quality education in a distance-accessible format.


Masters NP

The nationally ranked Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program features more than 15 specialty tracks, including nurse practitioner options, clinical nurse leader, nursing education, nursing informatics, and nursing health systems administration. Two options, RN to MSN and the Accelerated Master's in Nursing Pathway, provide those with a bachelor's degree in another area an entry into the nursing profession. The MSN also prepares graduates for entry into doctoral studies in nursing, in either the DNP or PhD program.


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Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN and MSN prepared nurses)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused terminal degree to prepare graduates to practice at the highest level in specialty practice or to assume leadership positions in health care or nursing education.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (BSN and MSN prepared nurses)
The Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) is designed to prepare professional nurses as scholars, leaders, and researchers who will make a substantive contribution to the body of knowledge for the discipline of nursing and thereby improve health outcomes for those who receive nursing care. The program of study builds on preparation at the master's or baccalaureate level. Graduates are prepared for culturally effective leadership roles in research, education, health policy, and health care.