UAB School of Nursing

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UAB School of Nursing is an integral part of the University of Alabama and also known as Alabama School of Nursing. It was in 1950 that the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing was chartered as the University Of Alabama School Of Nursing. UAB nursing school was originally located at the Tuscaloosa campus but, in 1967, the school moved from the Tuscaloosa campus to Birmingham and became a integral component of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Since, 1950, the school is following its vision of sustaining of nursing leadership globally.

The school of nursing has a city campus, encompassing resources, such as academic, health, cultural, athletic, and recreation. It is also globally famous academic health center and ranks 5th for the combined clinical work and science, in the field of public health, nursing, medicine, dentistry, health professions and optometry. It is been the goal of the nursing school, to discover and implement most innovative research and evidence, and turn it into competent, quality and best clinical care for patients and their families, with the active participation of the community.

The achievement of the university can be best understood with the fact that the U.S. News and World Report has ranked University of Alabama School of Nursing as 26th in overall graduate programs, among the top 10 percent of nursing schools in United State of America. The school also has a world famous research center with funded studies, where research is conducted on the fields, such as oncology, pediatrics, minority health, international nursing, HIV/AIDS care, occupational health, and aging and palliative care.

The UAB School of Nursing offers both graduate and undergraduate programs including, bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs. The school also provides state’s first PhD in Nursing and joint Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees.

Other programs offered by the school comprises of:

  • Over10 specialty and/or subspecialty nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist majors
  • Dual degree options
  • Advanced nursing executive majors in administration and informatics,
  • An Accelerated Master’s in Nursing Pathway (AMNP) program for students already holding one degree.

The school also has options for distance learning and few courses can be attended online. Few courses have both online contents, combined with live sessions on campus.

The deserving students and faculty can apply for various states, federal, corporate and individual scholarships, fellowships, and grant awards to support their undergraduate and graduate study.


SON Office of Student Affairs UAB School of Nursing
NB 201B
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-1210
Phone: 205-975-7529
Fax: 205-934-5490