University of Alabama in Birmingham

Degree Type

Master of Science in Nursing.

Program Length

27 months, full time

Credit Hours

112 credits

Starting Month


Application Deadline

September 1st

Program Requirements

Baccalaureate degree in Nursing. All BS degree work must be completed by December prior to the August start date.

Valid RN license to practice in the U.S.

1 year full time critical care experience as a RN. Critical care nurses are those caring for critically ill patients who require: Invasive monitoring and/or Administration of vasoactive drugs. Acceptable critical care experience includes but is not limited to: Coronary Care Unit, Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Postoperative Cardiovascular Care Unit. The following are not considered Critical Care: Emergency Room, Cath Lab, Step Down Units

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate coursework, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for science prerequisites.

The GRE must be completed prior to application. Competitive applicants will score 900 or above on the verbal and quantitative sections and 3.5 or higher on the analytical writing section.

Applicants must have completed the prerequisite undergraduate courses with a C or better: Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Descriptive Statistics.


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