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):

  • Admission requirements in the Graduate Catalog
  • 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.

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

Application Deadlines

  • The deadline for applications to the full-time track is March 1st with a summer start.
  • The deadline for applications to the part-time track is April 1st with a fall start.

Step One: Apply online with UAH Graduate School at: 
https://www.uah.edu/admissions/graduate/admission-process
Please indicate either Full Time or Part Time in the Applicant’s Statement section. Have official transcripts sent to UAH from any university you have attended.

Step Two: Submit a current CV or resume which includes Educational History, Professional Employment Information and current certifications. CV/Resume should be emailed to nursing-grad-app@uah.edu or faxed to 256-824-6026. The subject line must include your name and program applying to.

Step Three: Have 3 completed Graduate Recommendation Forms submitted from individuals familiar with your academic and/or clinical abilities. Click here to download the form.

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. Submission of 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. Email to nursing-grad-app@uah.edu or fax to 256-824-6026. The subject line must include your name and program applying to.

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

Step One: Apply online with UAH Graduate School at:
https://online.uah.edu/programs/msn-nurse-administration.aspx#admissions
Please indicate either Full Time or Part Time in the Applicant’s Statement section. Have official transcripts sent to UAH from any university you have attended.

Step Two: Submit a current CV or resume which includes Educational History, Professional Employment Information and current certifications. CV/Resume should be emailed to nursing-grad-app@uah.edu or faxed to 256-824-6026. The subject line must include your name and program applying to.