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The University of Alabama

Capstone College of Nursing

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / Capstone College of Nursing is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 53
Doctoral Degrees 61

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT (if GPA is below 3.0)
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT (if GPA is below 3.0)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Scholarly practice project
Other Advanced Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

352
Applied
192
Accepted
150
Enrolled
55%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE or MAT (if GPA is below 3.0)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and/or last 60 hours; BSN; current unencumbered RN licensure in the U.S.; drug and background screen deemed acceptable by university officials; statement of purpose; resume; 2 recommendation letters
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE or MAT (if GPA is below 3.0)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Current RN license; master's degree in advanced nursing practice area with minimum GPA of 3.0; advanced practice national certification or certification exam prior to completing first 12 hours; background and drug screen checks; statement of purpose; resume; 2 recommendation letters; verification of post baccalaureate clinical hours; writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards June 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

348
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.31%
Black or African American 28.16%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.86%
Asian 0.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.29%
Two or more races 1.15%
Unknown 3.16%

Gender

Male (13%)
Female (86%)

Faculty

35
Total faculty
Full-time - 29
Part-time - 6
Male (4)
Female (31)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Diabetes education, childhood asthma, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, breast cancer in rural minority women, nursing labor cost, nursing case management, sleep, gerontology, health disparities of rural children
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
70,873

Location & Contact

Address Box 870358
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. Suzanne Prevost
Dean
Email: sprevost@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-1040
Fax: 205-348-5559

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