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

Priority Application Deadlines

Now accepting applications for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner Program for the Sping 2025 term.

Admission into the graduate program is competitive and is based on the strength of the applicant's 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

  • Graduation from a Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission of Nursing Education (ACEN), or Commission on Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) accredited baccalaureate program with a major in nursing.
  • 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 UAH Graduate Admissions at:

To be considered for admission, an applicant must provide a complete application that 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.