Dean's Message

To our prospective students:

Welcome to the College of Nursing at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. I look forward to having you as a student in our college. As you know, nursing is a vital part of providing health care and you deserve the finest education as you enter and advance in your career. The College of Nursing at UAH is committed to providing quality nursing education that is second to none. More than 800 nursing majors are presently enrolled in our undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs.

The college is nationally recognized for its personalized attention and instruction, flexibility, and outstanding curricula. Excellent nursing faculty and dedicated clinicians in our clinical partner agencies provide students with exceptional classroom and clinical instruction using state-of-the-art health care and instructional facilities.

The college is dedicated to facilitating student access to learning. In addition to on-campus classes, distance learning technologies are utilized to offer courses and programs in nursing. These include both interactive and web-based offerings. Through research projects that address major health issues, undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to join faculty research teams for unique learning experiences.

The new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is an advanced practice degree, preparing nurses at the highest levels of specialty practice. This practice doctorate will prepare advanced practice nurses as clinical experts in direct patient care, in the management of delivery systems and the education of new nurses.

I invite you to visit our campus, meet with our professional staff, and view the facilities. I hope that you find that the College of Nursing at UAH is just the right place to create your future!

Best Wishes

C. Fay Raines, RN, PhD, FAAN

Dean, College of Nursing