To apply to the Family Nurse Practitioner or the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program.

Priority Application Deadlines

  • The priority deadline for applications to both full-time and part-time programs is March 1st.
  • The full-time program starts in the Summer and the part-time programs starts in the Fall.

Admission into the graduate program is competitive and is based on the strength of the applicants' records. Students must submit their ENTIRE application by the deadline for priority consideration.  Applications will be accepted after the deadline (until May 1st), but admission decisions will not be guaranteed.

Admission Requirements

  • An overall grade-point average minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all baccalaureate coursework or on the last 60 semester hours of baccalaureate coursework completed.
  • Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA must submit an acceptable score on either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the last five years.  The minimum score on the MAT is 410.  The minimum scores for the GRE are 150 Verbal, 150 Quantitative, and 3.0 Analytical Writing.
  • For full-time admission, students must have at least one year of nursing experience as a registered nurse
  • For students applying to either the full-time or part-time Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track, students must have at least one year of intensive care or emergency nursing experience.
  • Current unencumbered registered nurse license

To apply, go to GradCAS at:

http://gradcas.liaisoncas.org/apply

Please search for Huntsville Nursing in the Add Program tab within the application portal to find our programs.

To be considered for admission, an applicant must provide a complete application which includes the following:

  1. Official transcripts from each university or college attended.
  2. Resume/CV including educational history, professional employment, and current certifications.
  3. Three evaluations submitted from individuals familiar with your academic and/or clinical abilities.
  4. Proof of unencumbered nursing license.
  5. BSN to DNP applicants must submit a two-page professional statement, written with the following guidelines in mind; First page: Evidence-based synopsis on a topic that may be considered for a DNP project; Second page: No more than 5 references, in APA format. The professional statement is assessed for correct grammar, punctuation, word usage, APA format, coherent writing, and adequacy of the one-page paper (statement of clinical problem and literature review). Prospective students should select a topic based on their interests and alignment with the UAH faculty research activities. Examples of topics done by former DNP students include fall prevention, pressure ulcer prevention, provider adherence to asthma guidelines, and early recognition of sepsis. Education-only topics are not acceptable for the UAH DNP program.

Meeting the above does not guarantee acceptance.

Graduates of UAH may receive an application fee discount code ($30) by emailing their full name and date of birth to graduate-nursing@uah.edu

For help with GradCAS go to:
https://help.liaisonedu.com/GradCAS_Applicant_Help_Center