College of Nursing The University of Alabama in Huntsville

College of Nursing The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, AL
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
July 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
8 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program

The Master of Science in Nursing degree is awarded upon successful completion of one of four tracks in the program at the master's degree level: family nurse practitioner, adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist, and leadership in healthcare systems.

The curriculum for all tracks builds on the foundation of core content in theory and research. Additional courses such as health policy, case management, health care informatics, advanced health assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology strengthen knowledge and practice skills in the student's area of study. Practice sites for clinical courses are individually arranged with the student. The College of Nursing at UAH has clinical partnerships with over 700 clinical agencies including many area hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Students who successfully complete their programs of study become eligible to sit for the national certification examination in their areas of expertise.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program

The College of Nursing at UAH offers a joint Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program with the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The DNP degree program is an advanced practice degree program that prepares nurses at the highest levels of specialty practice to address advancing technology, a diverse and aging population, growing numbers of the chronically ill, and an increasingly complex and transformational healthcare system.

Graduates complete the degree program with the skills, knowledge, and critical thinking abilities to facilitate complex hospital and population-based care for patients and families, redesign and evaluate nursing and healthcare systems, and address dire shortages of clinical nursing faculty members to mentor and educate new nurses. This program is completely on line with on two required visits to campus.

The Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (FNP) program

The Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner program is a fulltime program designed for individuals who have already earned their master's degrees in nursing but who seek additional preparation for family nurse practitioner certification. Students must be formally admitted to the program to enroll and must meet identical academic standards as students enrolled in the master's degree program. Students enrolling in this program will complete the requirements for the FNP in three-four semesters of study. Students who complete the program become eligible to sit for the national certification examination for family nurse practitioners.

The Certificate in Nursing Education (CNE) program

The Certificate in Nursing Education (CNE) program is an 18 clinical curriculum for nurses who have already earned their master's degrees or are currently in the MSN program. The CNE program prepares these students to teach in a variety of environments, evaluate nursing performance in clinical and classroom settings, and take part in practice experiences to develop and implement educational programs for diverse populations. They are also qualified to effectively evaluate nursing performance in clinical and classroom settings.

The College of Nursing faculty

Nursing faculty members at the UAH College of Nursing comprise experienced clinicians, award-winning classroom instructors, and distinguished guest lecturers with expertise across a wide range of specialties. Many actively publish articles in leading scholarly and professional journals and have lectured at other universities and organizations.

Among the accomplished nursing faculty members is Professor Karen Frith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC whose clinical interests are nursing administration and informatics. Her program of research focuses on outcomes in health services and nursing education. Other faculty with strong research trajectories are Clinical Assistant Professor Monica Beck, MSN, RN, OCN, whose clinical expertise is in oncology radiation and Assistant Professor Azita Amiri, PhD, RN, who is a clinical expert in leadership education in child health nursing, maternal-child health nursing, and obstetrics and gynecology. Associate Professor Elise Adams, PhD, CNM, is a clinical expert in intrapartum nursing, normal birth practices, women's health, and writing for publication. Her research interests include homebirth practices of American women and benefits of skin-to-skin care during caesarean birth and Clinical Associate Professor Susan Alexander, DNP, ANP-BC, ADM-BC, who specializes in diabetes and endocrine disorders. Associate Professor Haley Hoy, PhD, ACNP's research interests include organ donation atransplantation, co-morbidities, health-related quality of life, and the role of the acute care nurse practitioner.

Location & Contact


College of Nursing

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
United States

Dr. Marsha Adams


Phone: 256-824-6345
Fax: 256-824-6026

Mr. Charles Davis

Director of Graduate Nursing Admissions and Advising

Phone: 256-824-2433
Fax: 256-824-6026

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Nursing Education Certificate
    • Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
    • Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) [acute care nurse practitioner]
      Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) [adult clinical nurse specialist]
      Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) [clinical nurse leader]
      Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) [family nurse practitioner]
      Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) [leadership in health care systems]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 75
    • Doctoral Degrees 10
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 5
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


58% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 265
    • Accepted 156
    • Acceptance Rate 58
    • Enrolled 128
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline July 15th April 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 30th September 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesMAT or GRE, Alabama RN license, and BSN, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's Degreesmaster's degree in nursing in an advanced practice area
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesMAT or GRE, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 500 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 1
    • Types of financial support availableTeaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students302
    • Female Percentage84%
    • Male Percentage16%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students302
    • Part-time Percentage78%
    • Full-time Percentage22%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino1%
    • Black / African American9%
    • White / Caucasian84%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native2%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown3%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty20
    • Full-time Percentage80%
    • Part-time Percentage20%
    • Female Percentage95%
    • Male Percentage5%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchHealth care informatics, chronic illness management, maternal and child health, genetics/genomics, technology and health care
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$557,830