Our mission is to educate and inspire individuals to become nurse leaders who act with integrity, discover through scientific methods, and advocate for the best health care experiences of people and communities in a complex and evolving health care environment. In collaboration with our university colleagues and community partners, we are committed to excellence through our teaching, scholarship, practice, and service.

Undergraduate Programs

The undergraduate programs at UAH provide two pathways to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing: A program for students seeking their first professional nursing degree or a mobility program for registered nurses with an associate degree in nursing.

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Graduates receive a BSN degree and are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX).

RN-BSN (Online)

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (hybrid)
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (hybrid)
  • Nursing Administration (online)

Post-master's Certificate Program

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (online)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

  • Post-baccalaureate to DNP (hybrid)
  • Post-masters to DNP (online)

Joint Nursing Science Ph.D. Program (Ph.D.)

  • Post-masters to Ph.D. (online)

Certificate Program

Nursing Education (online)

Online Programs

Online courses allow nurses to continue working while completing an advanced degree.

  • RN-BSN
  • Nursing Administration
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Joint Nursing Science Ph.D.

Student Enrollment

 Total Enrollment Fall 20181,507
  Undergraduate 917
  Graduate 590
Student Enrollment - Pie Chart

Degrees Conferred

 Degrees Conferred Fall 2017/Spring 2018358
  Bachelors 191
  Masters 120
  Certificates 22
  Doctor of Nursing Practice 25

Degrees Conferred - Pie Chart


63% of faculty are doctorally prepared with an additional 26% of faculty currently enrolled in doctoral programs