The Early Promotion into UAH Nursing Program (EPNP) is an exciting new Nursing Program being offered by The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Nursing. Highly qualified students who enter UAH as freshmen, declare Nursing as their major, take all lower division Nursing coursework as listed in the BSN lower division program of study on the UAH campus, and meet the requirements listed below will be enrolled in the EPNP and guaranteed a slot in the upper division Nursing courses. Since students will also be eligible to enroll in the UAH Honors College, it is an expectation that students enrolling in the EPNP will also apply and enroll in the UAH Honors College.

Enrollment in the UAH Honors College, provides students an opportunity to have enriched freshman and sophomore years and additional academic support in preparation for admittance into upper division Nursing. You may apply here: The combined EPNP/Honors College is not an accelerated Nursing program. It expects students to spend four years as an undergraduate Nursing Student. Rather, the EPNP assures highly motivated undergraduates promotion into the UAH College of Nursing after successful completion of lower division Nursing program of study while maintaining a 3.25 GPA.

University merit scholarships are available for in-state and out-of state students who meet the criteria. Additional scholarships are available for in-state students who meet the requirements and conditions of the program and are Alabama residents who have completed their high school education in Alabama (Bryant Bank Excellence in Nursing Scholarship). Scholarship support can be used to cover tuition, and fees. Students can find information about competitive scholarships at

The following requirements and conditions are to be met by UAH EPNP students in order to maintain good standing status for promotion into the upper division of Nursing:

  • A high school GPA of 3.5.*
  • A minimum composite ACT score of 28.*
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 on all lower division Nursing and Charger Foundations required courses given in the BSN lower division program of study.
  • Successful completion of the required BSN lower division program of study for promotion into upper division Nursing courses.
  • An overall cumulative score of at least 80% on the HESI Admissions Assessment (A2) exam.
  • Students who do not meet these criteria and are still interested in applying for the EPNP, may have an individual assessment of their application performed.

* Requirements and conditions are subject to change.