Admission into the graduate program is competitive and is based on the strength of the applicants' records. Students must submit their ENTIRE application package by the priority deadline.

All students must meet the requirements for admission into the UAH Graduate School and the College of Nursing (MSN Admission Requirements listed below).

To apply to the Family Nurse Practitioner or the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program (fall start only, priority deadline is April 1st):

Step One: Apply online with UAH Graduate School at: 
http://www.uah.edu/admissions/graduate/admission-process
Have official transcripts sent to UAH from any university you have attended.

Step Two: Upload to your application (under Supplemental Items) a current CV or resume which includes Educational History, Professional Employment Information and current certifications.

Step Three: Have 3 completed Graduate Recommendation Forms submitted from individuals familiar with your academic and/or clinical abilities. Download the form at:
http://www.uah.edu/images/colleges/nursing/files/graduate-recommendation-form.pdf Recommendation forms should be emailed to nursing-grad-app@uah.edu or faxed to 256-824-6026.

Step Four: For BSN to DNP applicants only. Submit a one page Professional Statement (an evidence based synopsis on a topic that may be considered for a scholarly project). A reference list of no more than five references is to be submitted on page two of the statement. References should be in APA format. Email to nursing-grad-app@uah.edu or fax to 256-824-6026.

To apply to the Nursing Administration program (fall, spring or summer start):

Step One: Apply online with UAH Graduate School at: http://www.uah.edu/admissions/graduate/admission-process
Have official transcripts sent to UAH from any university you have attended.

Step Two: Upload to your application (under Supplemental Items) a current CV or resume which includes Educational History, Professional Employment Information and current certifications.

MSN Admission Requirements:

  1. Graduation from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education accredited baccalaureate program with a major in nursing (BSN).
  2. Current unencumbered registered nurse license. If a student is permitted to meet course clinical requirements in a state other than Alabama, the student must be licensed in that state. Students will not be allowed to continue in the track if any license is placed on probation, suspended, or revoked. Licensure must be maintained throughout the program.
  3. Overall grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all baccalaureate coursework or on the last 60 semester hours of baccalaureate coursework completed.

Note: Students applying for admission to the MSN program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all baccalaureate coursework or on the last 60 semester hours of baccalaureate coursework completed will not be required to take the GRE or MAT. The waiver will be granted after all transcripts have been received and the GPA has been validated. Approval for the GRE or MAT waiver does not imply or guarantee admission to the MSN program. Students with a GPA less than 3.0 must have 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.