School of Nursing

Dean: Doreen C. Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Linda Moneyham, DNS,RN
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Partnerships:
Cynthia S. Selleck, DSN, ARNP
Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship: Karen Meneses, PhD, RN, FAAN 

Mission of the School of Nursing

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, as part of a research university and academic health center, shapes patient-centered health care by preparing recognized nurse leaders who excel as clinicians, researchers, and educators in Alabama, nationally and internationally.  

Approvals/Accreditation

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The School of Nursing is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

Bachelors in Nursing (BSN) Degree

Baccalaureate preparation in nursing is the basic educational level for entry into professional nursing practice. This foundational education includes both academic and professional nursing courses that provide a base for clinical competence and informed judgments about health and patient care in a variety of settings. These settings include, but are not limited to, home/community agencies, outpatient/ambulatory care, and hospital-based practice ranging from chronic to high acuity. Baccalaureate nursing education builds upon knowledge acquired from the humanities and biological, physical, social, and behavioral sciences. By engaging in state-of-the-art technologies, simulations, and other teaching strategies, the graduate is prepared to care for families and individuals of all ages. The integration of principles of nursing research and principles of leadership and management also assist the graduate to function as an informed member of an interdisciplinary health team. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse (RN). 

Student Learning Outcomes

The BSN Curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for entry into professional nursing practice. This foundation offers both academic and professional nursing courses that provide the base for clinical competence and informed judgments about health care situations and care of patients in both in- and out-patient settings. The curriculum prepares nurses to:

  • Apply knowledge from diverse liberal arts educational content to generalist nursing care principles and practice experiences.
  • Incorporate a basic understanding of organizational systems and the application of knowledge and skills needed to provide safe, quality care to individual patients and to function as part of an interprofessional team.
  • Participate in and utilize structure, process, and outcome measures to evaluate the implementation of patient safety and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the basic elements of the evidence-based practice and participate in the retrieval, appraisal, and application of best practices.
  • Demonstrate skills in the ethical use of hearlthcare information communication technology (ICT) and how technology supports safe practice and examination of patient data for outcome analysis.
  • Demonstrate skills in the ethical use of healthcare policy, advocacy, global health, legal, and regulatory issues as factors that may influence hearlthcare delivery and practice.
  • Ulitize effective intra and interprofessional communication skills to advocate for evidence-based, holistic care as a member of the hearlthcare team.
  • Assess determinants of hearlth in relation to multiple factors (genetics, environmental exposure, family history, individual hearlth, and hearlth preferences) to guide and advocate for the delivery of hearlth promotion/disease prevention strategies.
  • Apply knowledge of nursing history, nursing history, nursing standards, ad one's own beliefs and values to the application of professional nursing behaviors, communication, and actions.
  • Practice safe, evidence-based, compassionate, holistic, and patient and family centered care applying knowledge of leadership and healthcare delivery for individuals and communities.

BSN Admission for Traditional Students*

Admission decisions are competitive based on the applicant’s overall academic record and criteria described below

Admission Criteria

  • The minimum cumulative GPA and minimum foundation cumulative GPA for all traditional BSN applicants is 2.75 at the time of application (includes transfer students). Admission is competitive and is based on space available. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing.
  • Students are eligible to apply when they have successfully completed a minimum of 41 semester credit hours. Successful completion of all pre-nursing foundation courses with a “C” or above must be met prior to matriculation into the nursing program.

Students offered admission to the SON who are enrolled in pre-nursing coursework must make a “C” or better in every foundation course for the nursing major. The final minimum cumulative/overall Nursing Foundation Coursework GPA must be a 2.75 or greater on all coursework must be met prior to matriculation into the nursing program.

  • Admission decisions are highly competitive and based on the applicant’s academic record and application at the time of the application deadline. *All grades (UAB and other colleges/universities) from previous terms must be posted on applicant’s UAB transcript by the application deadline.
  • A resume, outlining health care interest/experience, campus/community involvement, leadership, employment, etc. will be due by the application deadline. Resumes should not be more than one page in length and should only include activities after graduation from high school.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide proof of work/volunteer experience in a healthcare setting as part of the application process. The healthcare work is to be documented by letters from a supervisor (on agency letterhead) and/or time sheets and must consist of a minimum of 60 hours of paid or volunteer work in a healthcare setting. Completion of a nursing skills course does not meet this criterion for BSN applicants.
  • Applicants to the School of Nursing are strongly recommended to demonstrate a record of full-time study and a minimum number of course repeats/grade forgiveness options.

Special Options for Traditional BSN Admission

  • UAB Nursing Scholars Program for Entering Freshmen is a special early admission option for academically qualified high school seniors who have an ACT score of 24 or above or a composite SAT score of 1130 (old), 1680 (new) and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. This option insures admission to the nursing program as long as a minimum GPA of 3.2 is maintained in the BSN foundation courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is maintained. Students who apply for this program can only use 12 hours of dual enrollment coursework from high school.

UAB High School Nurse Scholars

http://www.uab.edu/nursing/home/student-information/honors-and-scholars-programs

UAB Pre-Nursing Scholars

http://www.uab.edu/nursing/home/student-information/honors-and-scholars-programs

Prior to Enrollment for Upper Division Nursing Courses

  • CPR certification will be due prior to registration for upper division courses (listed are approved courses)
  • American Heart Association's Healthcare Provider Course (Course C or BLSC)
  • American Red Cross' Professional Rescuer Course
  • Medical Clearance, a Background Check, and a Drug Screen are required prior to beginning class for all upper division nursing courses and must be maintained throughout the program until the student graduates. Failure to comply may result in administrative withdrawal from the program.

Application Deadlines

Fall and Spring admission dates listed at -  https://www.uab.edu/nursing/home/student-information/acad-prog/application-deadlines

All transfer students must be admitted to the University one month prior to the School of Nursing application deadline.

Applicants will receive an admissions decision a minimum of 4 weeks after application for the semester for which they are applying.

Future updates on the BSN admission process will be posted on the School of Nursing website (www.uab.edu/nursing) and will be available from your Pre-Nursing Advisor. If you have any questions concerning these changes, please feel free to contact the School of Nursing Office of Student Affairs at http://www.uab.edu/nursing/home/student-information/contact-us.

Traditional Students are those students who seek to enter the Undergraduate BSN program and are not a RN.

 Pre-Nursing Requirements for the Traditional BSN

RequirementsHours
Required Pre-Nursing Courses
BY 115Human Anatomy4
BY 116Introductory Human Physiology4
BY 261Introduction to Microbiology4
NTR 222Nutrition and Health3
Statistics
Select one of the following courses:3
Introduction to Statistics
Elementary Statistical Methods and Design
Quantitative Analysis I
Introduction to Statistics
Total Hours18

 

Requirements for Major in Nursing  

RequirementsHours
Required Nursing Courses
NUR 310Concepts of Professional Nursing3
NUR 311LNursing Skills Development I2
NUR 313LConcepts of Professional Nursing Practicum2
NUR 312LHealth Assessment Across the Lifespan2
NUR 315Population Focused Health Care2
NUR 314Pharmacotherapy & Disease Process I2
NUR 326Concepts in Adult Health Nursing I3
NUR 327LConcepts of Adult Health Nursing I Practicum2
NUR 322Concepts of Behavioral Health Nursing3
NUR 323LConcepts of Behavioral Health Nursing Practicum2
NUR 324Pharmacotherapy & Disease Process II3
NUR 336Leadership2
NUR 321LNursing Skills Development II1
NUR 388Concepts of Adult Health Nursing II3
NUR 389LConcepts of Adult Health Nursing II Practicum2
NUR 392Concepts of Maternal Child Health Nursing4
NUR 393LConcepts of Maternal Child Health Nursing Practicum3
NUR 334Pharmocotherapy & Disease Process III2
NUR 426Concepts of Complex Nursing2
NUR 427LConcepts of Complex Nursing Practicum2
NUR 428Concepts of Community and Public Health Nursing2
NUR 429LConcepts of Community and Public Health Nursing Practicum2
NUR 409Healthcare and Information Technology2
NUR 410Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing2
NUR 431LNursing Skills Development III1
NUR 447LSynthesis and Assimilation Practicum4
NUR 449Synthesis Review Course1
NUR 448Transition to Professional Nursing Practice2
Total Hours63

Additional Requirements

Pre-application Credit Hour Requirement

Successful completion of all core and pre-nursing requirements and a minimum of 41 semester hours are prerequisites for admission to the School of Nursing. Final coursework may be in progress.

Grade of C or greater required for all core, pre-nursing and major in nursing courses and a minimum of a 2.75 for the core, pre-nursing and major in nursing courses to be considered for application.

Pre-application mandatory meeting with pre-nursing advisor

In order to apply to the School of Nursing, all students must meet with their pre-nursing advisor to evaluate completion of all School of Nursing requirements for application and receive a Certificate of Advisement used to obtain an application for the School of Nursing

Freshman Year Experience

Students entering UAB with less than 24 credit hours who plan to enter the nursing program are required by the University to take a 2 hour approved Freshman Year Experience course in order to graduate. This increases the total number of credit hours to 123 that is required for graduation from the BSN program for these students

BSN Course Requirements

BSN Foundation Courses

Grades for these courses will be used to calculate the BSN Foundation grade point average used in the determination for admission to the BSN program; a minimum grade of C is required in each course.

RequirementsHours
BY 115
  & 115L
Human Anatomy
   and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
BY 116
  & 116L
Introductory Human Physiology
   and Introductory Human Physiology Laboratory
4
BY 261
  & 261L
Introduction to Microbiology
   and Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory
4
CH 105
  & CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 107
  & CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
   and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory 1
4
EH 101English Composition I3
EH 102English Composition II3
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
NTR 222Nutrition and Health3
MA 180Introduction to Statistics3
or PY 216 Elementary Statistical Methods
1

If a student takes microbiology at UAB, please contact your pre-nursing advisor for appropriate required course.  Otherwise, a second science with lab may be substituted (excludes Astronomy and Geology).

Additional General Studies Courses

RequirementsHours
Arts3
History 16
Humanities3
Literature 13
Elective, Core Curriculum Area II3
Elective, Core Curriculum Area IV3
NUR 100Student Success in Nursing (or other approved Freshman Year Experience course.)2
1

Student needs either a 6 hour sequence of history or literature.

Professional Nursing Courses

These courses are taught after admission into the School of Nursing.

Fall/Spring admission

RequirementsHours
NUR 310Concepts of Professional Nursing3
NUR 311LNursing Skills Development I2
NUR 312LHealth Assessment Across the Lifespan2
NUR 313LConcepts of Professional Nursing Practicum2
NUR 314Pharmacotherapy & Disease Process I2
NUR 315Population Focused Health Care2
NUR 321LNursing Skills Development II1
NUR 322Concepts of Behavioral Health Nursing3
NUR 323LConcepts of Behavioral Health Nursing Practicum2
NUR 324Pharmacotherapy & Disease Process II3
NUR 326Concepts in Adult Health Nursing I3
NUR 327LConcepts of Adult Health Nursing I Practicum2
NUR 334Pharmacotherapy Disease Process III2
NUR 336Leadership2
NUR 388Concepts of Adult Health Nursing II3
NUR 389LConcepts of Adult Health Nursing II Practicum2
NUR 392Concepts of Maternal Child Health Nursing4
NUR 393LConcepts of Maternal Child Health Nursing Practicum3
NUR 409Healthcare and Information Technology2
NUR 410Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing2
NUR 426Concepts of Complex Nursing2
NUR 427LConcepts of Complex Nursing Practicum2
NUR 428Concepts of Community and Public Health Nursing2
NUR 429LConcepts of Community and Public Health Nursing Practicum2
NUR 431LNursing Skills Development III1
NUR 447LSynthesis and Assimilation Practicum4
NUR 448Transition to Professional Nursing Practice2
NUR 449Synthesis Review Course1
NUR 368Honors Seminar I: Introduction in Nursing Scholarship and Informatics 11
NUR 484Honors Seminar II: Service Learning Project Development/SL 13
NUR 486Honors Seminar III: Project Implementation and Dissemination 13
Nursing Elective 3

Second Degree BSN Students Course Requirements

Individuals who have completed a previous undergraduate degree, outside the field of nursing, and who have met the UAB criteria for School of Nursing admissions, may be considered for admission to the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Bachelor of Science of Nursing (BSN) program or the Accelerated Master’s into Nursing Pathway (AMNP). Second-degree students seeking the BSN degree are admitted fall and spring terms. The AMNP program is a graduate level program, and results in a Master of Science in Nursing and admits in the spring term.

Second-degree applicant requirements

  • Earned at least a bachelor’s degree in a major other than nursing at a regionally accredited institution.
  • A pre-nursing foundation course GPA of at least 2.75 and an overall GPA of 2.75 OR A pre-nursing foundation course GPA of at least 2.75 and a GRE General Test score of: 293 (or 1000 on previous scale) on the Verbal and Quantitative sections and; 4 or better on the analytical writing skills portion.
  • Submit all material, follow the same processes, and adhere to the same deadlines/requirements as all other undergraduate BSN applicants.
  • Admission as a degree-seeking, pre-nursing student through the UAB Office of Undergraduate admissions. The on-line application for the UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions is available at https://sa.uab.edu/admissions/undergradapplication/ along with contact information.
  • Advisement with an assigned Pre-Nursing Advisor is a requirement for application to the School of Nursing.
  • Once admitted as an undergraduate pre-nursing student to UAB, you will be notified through an offer of admission letter to contact your assigned Pre-Nursing Advisor at (205) 934-6135 for pre-nursing academic advisement.
  • Second degree students are eligible for the Honors in Nursing Program.

The following prerequisite courses (32 credit hours) must be successfully completed (with a grade of C or greater) prior to the student being considered for admission to the undergraduate program in the School of Nursing:

RequirementsHours
BY 115Human Anatomy4
BY 116Introductory Human Physiology4
BY 261Introduction to Microbiology4
CH 105
  & CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory 1
4
CH 107
  & CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
   and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory 1
4
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
or MA 110 Finite Mathematics
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
NTR 222Nutrition and Health3
Statistics3
Introduction to Statistics
Elementary Statistical Methods
Quantitative Analysis I
Introduction to Statistics
Total Hours32
1

If a student takes Microbiology at UAB, please contact your pre-nursing advisor for appropriate required course. Otherwise, a second science with lab may be substituted (excluding Geology and Astronomy).

Second-degree applicants must submit all material, follow the same processes and adhere to the same deadlines and requirements as all other undergraduate BSN applicants. The upper-division Nursing course requirements (62 credit hours) and the length of the program (five semesters) for second-degree applicants/students are the same as for the basic BSN applicants/students.

For information related to specific programs of study please refer to the School of Nursing catalog.

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Nursing

Students may deviate from this curriculum plan only with the permission of the BSN Program Coordinator/Honors Program Coordinator.

Students entering UAB with less than 24 credit hours who plan to enter the nursing program are required to take a 2 hour approved Freshman Year Experience course in order to graduate.

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
EH 1013EH 1023 
MA 110 or 1053BY 1154 
CH 105
  & CH 106
4CH 107
  & CH 108
4 
PY 1013Core Curriculum Area IV: History 3 
 13 14
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
BY 1164BY 2614 
MA 180 or PY 2163-4NTR 2223 
Core Curriculum Area II: Literature3PY 2123 
Core Curriculum Area II: Fine Arts3Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities (Literature for sequence)3 
Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities3Core Curriculum Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science (History for sequence)3 
 16-17 16
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
NUR 3103NUR 3263NUR 3883
NUR 311L2NUR 327L2NUR 389L2
NUR 313L2NUR 3223NUR 3924
NUR 312L2NUR 323L2NUR 393L3
NUR 3152NUR 3243NUR 3342
NUR 3142NUR 3362 
 NUR 321L1 
 13 16 14
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
NUR 4262NUR 447L4 
NUR 427L2NUR 4491 
NUR 4282NUR 4482 
NUR 429L2NUR Elective3 
NUR 4092  
NUR 4102  
NUR 431L1  
 13 10
Total credit hours: 125-126
1

The nursing elective may be taken any term prior to graduate but the recommended time is for the summer semester between the Junior and Senior year.

Honors in Nursing

Purpose

To offer students in nursing an opportunity to develop additional skills in clinical nursing research or innovative clinical practice as preparation for a professional nursing career and/or graduate study in nursing. 

Eligibility

Acceptance into the Nursing Honors Program requires the student to:

  • Be accepted into the School of Nursing
  • Have earned a 3.40 GPA in pre-nursing courses
  • Have earned a 3.00 GPA UAB and overall
  • Have submitted the Honors Program Application Form
  • Have been selected by Honors Committee from application, transcript evaluation, and interview
  • Second degree students and RN-BSN Mobility students are eligible for participation in the nursing honors program 

Requirements

  • Maintenance of a 3.00 GPA (UAB) and a 3.25 GPA in nursing courses through graduation.
  • Completion of a minimum of 7 credit hours designated for honors clinical courses/seminars.
  • Participation in three Honors Seminars to include completion of an honors project.
  • A formal written report in the form of a scholarly paper based on the honors project.
  • An oral or poster presentation at a designated meeting in the School of Nursing, professional meeting or scientific session. 

Benefits

Students benefit from the opportunity to participate in a clinical or research-focused scholarly work that fosters inquiry, initiative, independence, and integration of prior course requirements into a specific role of the professional nurse. Additionally, students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of acknowledgement at the UAB Honors Convocation and will graduate “With Honors in Nursing.” Students who complete requirements for the UAB Honors Program and the School of Nursing Honors program will graduate “With University Honors in Nursing.” 

Contact

For more information and/or admission to the Nursing Honors Program, please contact:

Dr. Angela Jukkala, Ph.D., R.N.
Coordinator of Honors in Nursing
UAB School of Nursing
Telephone: (205) 996-6136
Email: jukkalaa@uab.edu

Admission Requirements for the BSN Degree: RN-BSN Mobility Option

The RN-BSN Mobility Program for registered nurses (RNs) is distance-accessible program with a one-time, 2 day on campus intensive requirement. The program is designed to provide an opportunity for advanced placement in the program of nursing studies for individuals with previous nursing knowledge and/or experience. The Mobility Program is open to any student who has submitted evidence of successful completion of an accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program and who is licensed to practice as an RN. Admission to the RN-BSN Mobility option is available in the fall and spring terms.

Upon admission to the School of Nursing, RNs can earn their BSN in as few as 2 terms; however, the curriculum plan can be individualized for students who choose to decelerate their pace due to other commitments (average time for completion is 3 to 4 terms).

Requirements for admission include the following:

  • Admission to UAB as a regular pre-RN mobility student through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  • Application for admission to the School of Nursing RN Mobility Program.
  • Admission grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Admission GPA will be determined by overall GPA or the last 60 hours of coursework, or the Foundation GPA.
  • A grade of at least “C” in Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Microbiology, and Descriptive Statistics. There are no time limits on general studies courses for RN Mobility students.
  • Evidence of successful completion of an accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program and a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state in which you will do your practicum course.
  • Advisement with the Student Nurse Recruiter at the School of Nursing (can be done before applying to UAB).
  • RN-BSN Mobility students are eligible for the Honors in Nursing Program.

Admission is based upon the academic record, admission application (and all supporting documents) and space availability.

Additionally, RN Mobility students entering the RN Mobility program who have a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited school with a minimum of 120 credit hours will be exempt for all general studies requirements except for Area V requirements. Students can ask for an exemption from Area V courses based on a review of transcripts and resume/ CV by the RN Mobility Program Coordinator. Descriptive statistics would not be included in this exemption.  Student with a bachelor's degree may also qualify for the ADN to MSN option. https://www.uab.edu/nursing/home/student-information/acad-prog/msn

 Pre-Nursing Requirements for RN-BSN Mobility 

RequirementsHours
Required Pre-Nursing
BY 115Human Anatomy4
BY 116Introductory Human Physiology4
BY 261Introduction to Microbiology4
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
Statistics
Select one of the following courses:3
Introduction to Statistics
Elementary Statistical Methods and Design
Quantitative Analysis I
Introduction to Statistics
Elective
Any course not used to satisfy another requirement may be taken from any area. Recommended Courses Include:3
Nutrition and Health
Introduction to Sociology
Contemporary Social Problems
Introduction to Ethics
Or a foreign language, especially Spanish.
Total Hours21

 

Requirements for Major in Nursing (RN-BSN Mobility)

RequirementsHours
Required Nursing Courses
NUR 347Pathophysiology for Professional Nursing Practice for RNs3
NUR 381Informatics and Research for Nursing Practice for RNs4
NUR 474Transition to Professional Nursing Practice4
NUR 475Health Assessment Across the Lifespan for RNs4
Required Mobility Courses
NUR 378Nursing of the Older Adult for RNs3
NUR 397Community and Public Health Nursing for RNs4
NUR 457Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing for RNs3
NUR 458LClinical Practicum for RNs2
Nursing Elective
Select three hours from Nursing (NUR) courses not used to satisfy other requirements.3
Total Hours30

 

Additional Requirements

RN License

Only students who are licensed RNs may complete the Mobility curriculum

Pre-Application Advisor Contact

Students interested in the RN Mobility program should contact the Student Nurse Recruiter who advises the RN Mobility students. Please call 205-934-5491 to speak to the advisor.

Progression Requirements

The RN student who has successfully completed all prerequisite courses and the courses listed below will receive equivalency credit of 36 semester hours for specified clinical nursing courses.

Flexible Scheduling

This distance-accessible option offers RNs the flexibility to complete the BSN  requirements while maintaining work and family responsibilities. Faculty are available in person or in virtual classroom format.

Practicum Course

There is one practicum (clinical) course in the RN Mobility Program. This course is designed to enable RN students to build on their existing clinical expertise, broaden their exposure to different specialty areas, and apply theory learned throughout the curriculum. Faculty will assist the RN in planning experience that meet the clinical course objective. For students who live outside the Birmingham area, faculty will assist in arranging preceptored clinical experience.

RN-BSN Mobility Course Requirements

BSN Foundation Courses

Grades for these courses will be used to calculate the BSN Foundation grade point average for admission into the School of Nursing

RequirementsHours
BY 115Human Anatomy4
BY 116Introductory Human Physiology4
BY 261Introduction to Microbiology4
CH 105
  & CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
4
EH 101English Composition I3
EH 102English Composition II3
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
PY 212Developmental Psychology3

Additional General Studies Courses

RequirementsHours
Fine Art3
Literature 13
Humanities3
History 13
Intorduction to Psychology
Elective from Area IV or History (If literature sequence completed, can do elective from Area IV). 13
Elective from Area II or Literature (If literature sequence is completed, can do an elective from Area IV) 13
1

Students need either a 6 hour sequence in literature or history.

Professional Nursing Courses

RequirementsHours
NUR 347Pathophysiology for Professional Nursing Practice for RNs3
NUR 381Informatics and Research for Nursing Practice for RNs4
NUR 378Nursing of the Older Adult for RNs3
NUR 397Community and Public Health Nursing for RNs4
NUR 457Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing for RNs 23
NUR 458LClinical Practicum for RNs2
NUR 474Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 14
NUR 475Health Assessment Across the Lifespan for RNs4
Nursing Elective 23
1

36 credits of validated courses from previous nursing content will be awarded after successful completion of NUR 474, NUR 475NUR 381, and NUR 347.

2

 Students may replace these courses with graduate level nursing courses, after meeting with their faculty advisor. 

Students planning to continue towards the MSN Degree

A student may substitute two courses from their RN-BSN Mobility courses as listed above. Any course substituted will go towards the students BSN degree, and will be waived from their master’s degree requirements if the course is part of that master’s specialty coursework.

A student will need to apply for the masters of nursing program through the on-line application listed at: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=uab-grad

For admission in good standing to the MSN program:

  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or on the last 60 semester hours.
  • A score of 410 on the MAT; or a combined score of 293 (or a 1000 on the previous scale) on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a score of 480 on the GMAT.
  • Letters of professional reference attesting to the applicant’s potential for graduate study.
  • Pre-admission interview with graduate faculty.

GRE, GMAT, and MAT are waived for students with a 3.2 or better GPA. The GRE/GMAT/MAT Waiver Process allows eligible candidates for masters’ study to have the requirement of satisfactory GRE, GMAT or MAT scores waived for admission if the student has BSN Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale. Students in the RN-BSN-MSN option must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and follow their approved curriculum plan.

NUR-Nursing Courses

NUR 100. Student Success in Nursing. 2 Hours.

This course will provide instruction regarding the competencies developed by the university to assist pre-nursing freshman students in making the transition from high school to college. Within the competencies specified by the university, students will be exposed to related topics in the School of Nursing (SON). Faculty expectations and student responsibilities will not only focus on the pre-nursing general studies but also will facilitate a platform for introducing expectations of faculty in the SON. Students will be prepped for the SON admission process, emphasizing the importance of good study habits, time management, and test taking skills. Student will visit the SON historical archive and the Lister Hill Library to view the Nightingale letters. CPR, basic skills, and a shadowing experience will give the students a sense of the holistic approach to the nursing model of care.

NUR 101. Survey of the Profession of Nursing. 2 Hours.

Will provide a greater knowledge of the nursing profession to assist pre nursing freshmen students in making their final decision requarding their application to nursing school. Within the competencies specified by the university, students will also be exposed to related topics in the School of Nursing (SON). Faculty expectations and students responsibilities will not only focus on careers in nursing but also will facilitate a platform for introducing students to nursing regulation and career opportunities. The nursing curriculum will be presented and pedagogical links will be made between selected websites and the need for that knowledge for future registered nurses. Students will also be prepped for the licensure process, emphasizing the importance of high moral character. Guest speakers representing select Advanced Practice Nursing Roles will be available to answer questions and discuss their experinces as advacned practice nurses. Students will conclude the sesmeter with acholarly paper on the topic of their choice.

NUR 305. Principles of Oncology Nursing. 3 Hours.

This course provides a theoretical base for students to diagnose and manage oncology health problems in adults. Emphassi is placed on integration of knowledge of pathophysiology, clinical assessment, and nursing and medical management.
Prerequisites: NUR 346 [Min Grade: C] or NUR 347 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 307. Interprofessional Global Health Service Learning I. 1 Hour.

This course provides students with an opportunity to apply principles of interprofessional collaboration, community partnerships,and global health in the development of a plan to address a global health problem in collaboration with a community partner. Students apply concepts and theories related to global health, interprofessional collaboration, team building, community partnerships, and the ecological framework developing a plan to address a specific global health problem with a community partner. The course focuses on planning a service learning project that will benefit a community partner. The project is planned and carried through by an interprofessional team. The course is primarily experiential, with students' time spent on planning the project and learning leadership and project planning skills.

NUR 308. Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) and Community Partnerships in Global Health. 1 Hour.

This course provides students with an understanding of principles of interprofessional collaboration and community partnerships that, together with key social and economic concepts of global health, enables them to participate in developing and implementing sustainable global health projects in collaboration with local and international community partners. Working in interdisciplinary teams, students apply concepts and theories related to global health, interprofessional collaboration, team building, community partnerships, and the socioecological framework to develop a plan to address a specific global health problem with a community partner.

NUR 310. Concepts of Professional Nursing. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to introduce fundamental nursing concepts and processes of professional nursing that assist in providing safe, quality nursing care to clients and their families. The course focuses on the role of the nurse as caregiver and educator. Emphasis is on the professional attributes of the nurse, legal and ethical implications for nursing practice and beginning care competencies.

NUR 311L. Nursing Skills Development I. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the fundamental nursing skills required to provide safe, quality care. The course focuses on the role of the nurse as caregiver. Emphasis is on basic psychomotor skills and beginning care competencies.

NUR 312L. Health Assessment Across the Lifespan. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to develop the skills necessary to complete a holistic assessment including physiological, spiritual, cultural, psychological, and developmental components. The course focuses on the role of the nurse as caregiver and educator. Emphasis is placed on the skills and clinical reasoning necessary to assess clients/patients across the lifespan.

NUR 313L. Concepts of Professional Nursing Practicum. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to apply fundamental nursing concepts and processes in providing safe, quality family centered nursing care in a variety of settings. The course focuses on the role of the nurse as caregiver and educator. Emphasis is on the professional attributes of the nurse, legal and ethical implications for nursing practice and beginning care competencies.

NUR 314. Pharmacotherapy & Disease Process I. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to introduce foundational pathophysiological and pharmacokinetic concepts and processes. Emphasis is on cellular injury, immunity, fluid/electrolytes, genetics, pharmacokinetics, and medication calculation.

NUR 315. Population Focused Health Care. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to introduce health care delivery systems, behaviors and practices that affect the health status and well-being of populations (or the "overall health of populations). The focus is on the role of the nurse as caregiver, advocate, and collaborator. Emphasis is on strategies related to health promotion, illness and injury prevention, health literacy and cultural competency to improve the care of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations.

NUR 320. Social Responsibility in Global Health. 1 Hour.

This course provides students with an understanding of key social and economic concepts of global health that, together with an understanding of interprofessional collaboration and community partnerships, will enable them to participate in developing and implementing sustainable global health projects in collaboration with local and international community partners. The course is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in two co-requisite courses that are requirements for students participating in the interprofessional global health service learning program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Working in interdisciplinary teams, students apply concepts and theories related to global health, interprofessional collaboration, team building, community partnerships, and the socioecological framework to develop a plan to address a specific global health problem with a community partner.

NUR 321L. Nursing Skills Development II. 1 Hour.

The purpose of this course is to build on nursing skills attained in Nursing Skills Development I to provide safe, quality nursing care. The course focuses on the role of the role of the nurse as caregiver and collaborator. Emphasis is on clinical reasoning and intermediate psychomotor skills and care competencies.
Prerequisites: NUR 310 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 311L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 312L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 313L [Min Grade: P] and NUR 314 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 315 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 322. Concepts of Behavioral Health Nursing. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to introduce concepts of mental health and mental illness throughout the lifespan with consideration given to therapeutic communication and the implementation of safe, quality nursing care to clients and their families. Focus is on the roles of the nurse as caregiver, educator, counselor, advocate, and care manager. Emphasis is on the professional attributes of the nurse concerning legal, ethical, and cultural implications for nursing practice across the mental health-illness continuum.
Prerequisites: NUR 310 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 311L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 312L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 313L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 314 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 315 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 323L. Concepts of Behavioral Health Nursing Practicum. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to implement therapeutic communication and safe, quality, family-centered nursing care to clients in mental health settings. Focus is on the roles of the nurse as caregiver, educator, counselor, advocate, and care manager. Emphasis is on the professional attributes of the nurse concerning legal, ethical, and cultural implications for nursing practice across the mental health-illness continuum.
Prerequisites: NUR 310 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 311L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 312L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 313L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 314 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 315 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 324. Pharmacotherapy & Disease Process II. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to build on the knowledge gained in NUR 314 and emphasizes the application of principles of pathophysiology and pharmacotherapies to body systems. Content will align with concepts taught in Concepts of Behavioral Health and Concepts of Adult Health Nursing I.
Prerequisites: NUR 314 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 326. Concepts in Adult Health Nursing I. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to alterations in regulation and homeostasis, protection and movement, oxygenation and coping and stress tolerance. The course focuses on the role of the nurse as caregiver and educator. Emphasis is on the nursing care and management of young, middle-age, and older adults.
Prerequisites: NUR 310 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 311L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 312L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 313L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 314 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 315 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 327L. Concepts of Adult Health Nursing I Practicum. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to apply knowledge related to alterations in regulation and homeostasis, oxygenation, and protection and movement to the care of young, middle­ age, and older adults. The course focuses on the role of the nurse as caregiver, educator, and advocate. Emphasis is on the nursing care and management of young, middle-age, and older adults.
Prerequisites: NUR 310 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 311L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 312L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 313L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 314 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 315 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 32L. Nursing Skills Development II. 1 Hour.

The purpose of this course is to build on nursing skills attained in NUR 311L to provide safe, quality nursing care. The course focuses on the role of the role of the nurse as caregiver and collaborator. Emphasis is on clinical reasoning and intermediate psychomotor skills and care competencies.
Prerequisites: NUR 310 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 311L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 312L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 313L [Min Grade: P] and NUR 314 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 315 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 333. Growth and Development. 3 Hours.

The content of this course is centered around major theories of development; including physiological, psychoanalytic, social, stimulus-response, cognitive and moral. Current areas and findings of research are investigated and research designs and methods are critiqued. Self-selected in depth studies are made and shared. Contributions of the study of development functional practice of nursing are demonstrated. Admission to the School of Nursing is required.

NUR 334. Pharmacotherapy Disease Process III. 2 Hours.

This course is a continuation of Pharmocotherapy & Disease Process II. Emphasis is on the application of principles of pathophysiology and pharmacotherapies to body systems. Content will align with concepts taught in Concepts of Adult Health Nursing II and Concepts of Maternal Child Health Nursing.
Prerequisites: NUR 310 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 311L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 312L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 313L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 314 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 315 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 324 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 335. Issues in Women's Health. 3 Hours.

This course will identify a broad range of health issues that are either unique to women or of special importance to women and will also examine the roles that women play as both providers and consumers of health care in the United States. The student will also provide with the opportunity to explore health care issues of women from adolescence through old age. The interface of gender, socio-economic disadvantages and minority status will be discussed. Feminist theory will provide the framework for exploring these issues. A primary object of this course is enabled the student to become an informed consume of health care services.

NUR 336. Leadership. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to introduce concepts of leadership development. The focus is on the roles of leader, advocate and collaborator. Emphasis is on the development of individual leadership knowledge and skills.

NUR 345L. Basic Nursing and Health Assessment Skills. 4 Hours.

NUR 345L provides basic nursing and health assessment skills that will form the foundation for more complex knowledge and skills in subsequent nursing courses. Legal and ethical (e.g., confidentiality, documentation), communication, and health concepts are reinforced throughout the course. The role of caregiver is presented as an integral part of the health care team. Learning experiences occur in the nursing skills laboratory and are essential to the course. Although knowledge and skills in this course are focused on adults, many of the concepts are adaptable to care of patients of all ages and target populations. Admission to the School of Nursing is required.

NUR 346. Pathophysiology for Professional Nursing. 3 Hours.

This course builds on the knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology to provide the adult learner with an opportunity to apply previously learned principles in explaining physiologic adaptations to pathogenic changes for the purpose of enhancing nursing care of patients. The first part of the course emphasizes the basic concepts of pathophysiology including cellular level of response, genetic alterations, fluid and electrolytes, acid-base balance, and immune response. The second part of the course focuses on the application of the basic concepts to body systems and disease processes. The relationship between pathophysiologic concepts and nursing care of clients will be emphasized throughout the course. Admission to the School of Nursing is required.

NUR 347. Pathophysiology for Professional Nursing Practice for RNs. 3 Hours.

This course builds on basic anatomy and physiology to provide the adult learner with an opportunity to apply previously learned principles in explaining physiologic adaptations to pathogenic changes for the purpose of enhancing nursing care of patients. The first part of the course emphasizes the basic concepts of pathophysiology: cellular level of response, genetic alterations, fluid and electrolytes, acid-base balance, and immune response. The second part of the course focuses on the application of the basic concepts to body systems and disease processes. The relationship between pathophysiologic concepts and nursing care of clients will be emphasized throughout the course. Admission to the RN Mobility Program required.

NUR 355. Foundations of Professional Nursing. 4 Hours.

NUR 355 focuses on the practice of professional nursing as an evidence-based, goal-directed activity for assisting patients to achieve optimal health by meeting basic human needs, providing holistic care, and engaging in health promotion. Concepts of communication, interpersonal relationships, and nursing process as a clinical decision-making strategy are introduced. Chronic and long-term internal and external environmental variables that affect the health of adults are explored. The professional role of the caregiver is developed in diverse learning experiences. Admission to the School of Nursing is required.

NUR 356L. Foundations of Professional Nursing Practicum. 3 Hours.

In this practicum component of Foundations of Professional Nursing, students are guided in the application of content studied in the theoretical portion of the course. Competencies needed by the nurse generalist in the care of adult patients are introduced and practiced. Critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills utilized by the nurse caregiver are emphasized in diverse health care settings. Admission to the School of Nursing is required.

NUR 365. Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide content necessary to promote the care of women, newborns, and the childbearing family. Focus is on knowledge that will be necessary for students to be able to promote, maintain, and restore the adaptation of culturally diverse well and high-risk clients related to, but not limited to, the childbearing experience. Content includes internal and external variables affecting the health of the family during the antepartal, intrapartal and postpartal phases of childbearing and the neonatal period. Content builds upon past knowledge from the scientific and humanistic disciplines, increases the student¿s understanding of ethical reasoning and decision-making as applicable to this client population and contributes to the body of knowledge necessary for future nursing courses. Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: NUR 355 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 356L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 345L [Min Grade: C] and (NUR 346 [Min Grade: C] or BY 346 [Min Grade: C] or BY 216 [Min Grade: C]) and NUR 370 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

NUR 366L. Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing Practicum. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities to utilize the nursing process and critical thinking skills in caring for women, the childbearing family, and newborns. Focus is on nursing interventions in women's health and with the childbearing family that promote, maintain, and restore health. Clinical experiences are in primary and secondary settings.
Prerequisites: NUR 355 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 356L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 345L [Min Grade: C] and (NUR 346 [Min Grade: C] or BY 346 [Min Grade: C] or BY 216 [Min Grade: C]) and NUR 370 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

NUR 368. Honors Seminar I: Introduction in Nursing Scholarship and Informatics. 1 Hour.

This course is designed to prepare students with knowledge and skills to begin a scholarly investigation applicable to a service learning context. Course content provides critical content that addresses Baccalaureate Essential IV, related to Information Management and Patient care Technology. Students will a) discover emerging trends of information technology that are transforming nursing practice; b) explore information sources; and c) begin to formulate ideas and strategies for potential service learning projects.

NUR 370. Clinical Pharmacology. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on the analysis and utilization of principles of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics for the purpose of planning, implementing, and evaluating therapeutic pharmacological interventions as they relate to nursing practice. The unique characteristics of special populations related to therapeutic needs, as well as drug absorption, metabolism, and excretion are defined. Admission to the School of Nursing is required.

NUR 374. Informatics and Research for Nursing Practice. 4 Hours.

This course is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to: (1) locate and evaluate research relevant to nursing practice; (2) use a problem solving approach to examine questions identified in nursing practice, and; (3) identify technological solutions to enhance patient safety and outcomes. Quantitative Literacy and Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).

NUR 376. Nursing of the Older Adult. 3 Hours.

NUR 376 focuses on the unique needs of older adult patients who require nursing care in a variety of health care settings. The older adult as a heterogeneous, holistic person is emphasized in light of current and future health care needs. Concepts of healthy aging, and care in the preventive, restorative, acute and chronic domains will be explored. The professional role of the nurse as advocate is developed in diverse learning activities.
Prerequisites: NUR 355 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 356L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 345L [Min Grade: C] and (NUR 346 [Min Grade: C] or BY 346 [Min Grade: C] or BY 216 [Min Grade: C])

NUR 378. Nursing of the Older Adult for RNs. 3 Hours.

NUR 378 focuses on the unique needs of older adult patients who require nursing care in a variety of health care settings. The older adult as a heterogeneous, holistic person is emphasized in light of current and future health care needs. Concepts of healthy aging, and care in the preventive, restorative, acute and chronic domains will be explored. The professional role of the nurse as advocate is developed in diverse learning activities. Admission to the RN Mobility Program required.

NUR 380. Spanish for Health Professionals. 3 Hours.

Intensive conversation to acquaint health professionals with intermediate structure of Spanish. The course focuses on practical vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, medical terminology and cultural patterns of Spanish-speaking patients.

NUR 381. Informatics and Research for Nursing Practice for RNs. 4 Hours.

This course is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to: (1) locate and evaluate research relevant to nursing practice; (2) use a problem solving approach to examine questions identified in nursing practice, and; (3) identify technological solutions to enhance patient safety and outcomes. Quantitative Literacy is a significant component of this course (QEP).

NUR 383. Health Literacy Identifying Risk Populations. 3 Hours.

NUR 383 - Health Literacy Identifying Risk Populations ¿ 3 NUR 383 is designed to provide students with a greater understanding and an improved knowledge level regarding the importance of health literacy and the challenges presented by low health literacy. Interventions and planned programs that are effective in the identification of low health literacy in America will be introduced to the student. The course will provide insight to the multidimensional nature of low health literacy and provide examples of multidisciplinary research in health literacy.

NUR 385. Nursing of the Psychiatric Mental Health Client. 3 Hours.

Content in NUR 385 will emphasize communication and therapeutic nursing interventions for clients adapting to internal and external environmental variables affecting mental health and psychopathology. The course focuses on the use of critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of optimum mental health of individuals and families. Emphasis is placed on the independent and collaborative roles of nursing in identifying risk factors for mental disorders, assessing mental health status, and designing and implementing psychobiological and psychosocial interventions associated with expected therapeutic outcomes.
Prerequisites: NUR 355 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 356L [Min Grade: P] and NUR 345L [Min Grade: C] and (NUR 346 [Min Grade: C] or BY 346 [Min Grade: C] or BY 216 [Min Grade: C]) and NUR 370 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

NUR 386L. Nursing of the Psychiatric Mental Health Client Practicum. 2 Hours.

This clinical course is focused on promotion, maintenance and restoration of mental health of individuals and families. Clinical experiences provide students with opportunities to utilize skills in the therapeutic use of self, critical thinking, and nursing process with clients in psychiatric mental health clinical settings.
Prerequisites: NUR 355 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 356L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 345L [Min Grade: C] and (NUR 346 [Min Grade: C] or BY 346 [Min Grade: C] or BY 216 [Min Grade: C]) and NUR 370 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

NUR 387. Supplemental Academic Course for Support (SACS). 1-3 Hour.

The purpose of this distance-accessible course is to introduce a structured format for students to review nursing concepts and processes related to a specific patient population. The course focuses on the role of the nurse as caregiver. Emphasis is on test-taking strategies and the review of didactic content to strengthen the student's knowledge base.

NUR 388. Concepts of Adult Health Nursing II. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to augment previous knowledge gained in Concepts of Adult Health Nursing I related to regulation and homeostasis, protection and movement, coping and stress tolerance and oxygenation. The course focuses on the role of the nurse as caregiver, manager, collaborator, and educator. Emphasis is on the nursing care and management of young, middle-age, and older adults.
Prerequisites: NUR 321L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 322 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 323L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 324 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 326 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 327L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 336 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 389L. Concepts of Adult Health Nursing II Practicum. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to apply the expand role of the nurse in providing care for patients with alterations in regulation and homeostasis, oxygenation, and protection, and movement. The course focuses on the role of the nurse as caregiver, manager, collaborator, advocate, and educator. Emphasis is on the nursing care and management of young, middle-age, and older adults.
Prerequisites: NUR 321L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 322 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 323L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 324 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 326 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 327L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 336 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 390. Independent Study in Nursing. 1-6 Hour.

Individually designed learning experiences. Must be a junior year nursing student and have a written Independent Study contract signed by the faculty and the Associate Dean.

NUR 391. Independent Study in Nursing. 1-6 Hour.

Individually designed clinical learning experiences. Must be a junior year nursing student and have a written Independent Study contract signed by the faculty and the Associate Dean.

NUR 392. Concepts of Maternal Child Health Nursing. 4 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to build upon knowledge gained in previous nursing and pre-nursing courses in the care of childbearing and childrearing families. This course focuses on the role of the nurse as educator, caregiver, collaborator, and advocate. The course emphasis is on the application of theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing and the scientific and humanistic disciplines to the nursing care of neonates, infants, children, adolescents, and adult women in diverse care settings.
Prerequisites: NUR 321L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 322 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 323L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 324 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 326 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 327L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 336 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 393L. Concepts of Maternal Child Health Nursing Practicum. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide nursing practice opportunities to build upon knowledge and skills gained in previous nursing, pre-nursing and Concepts of Maternal Child Health Nursing. This course focuses on implementing the roles of the nurse as educator, caregiver, collaborator, and advocate. The course emphasizes the application of theoretical and empirical knowledge to the nursing care of neonates, infants, children, adolescents and adult women in diverse care settings.
Prerequisites: NUR 321L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 322 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 323L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 324 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 326 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 327L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 336 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 395. Community and Public Health Nursing. 3 Hours.

In this theory course, students will analyze theories, processes, issues, demographic data and epidemiological trends that affect population aggregates within diverse communities. Emphasis is on professional role development to promote nursing care focused on illness and injury prevention, health promotion, health maintenance, health education, and coordination of care for diverse aggregate groups in various community settings. Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: NUR 365 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 366L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 370 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 385 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and NUR 386L [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and NUR 376 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

NUR 396L. Community and Public Health Nursing Practicum. 2 Hours.

In this practicum course, nursing students complete a portion of their clinical hours to advance the mission of social justice in health care through community engagement and service learning. Students apply community and public health concepts through engagement within communities as they implement the nursing process with diverse populations at various community sites; in simulated clinical activities; and at assigned community-based clinical facilities. Emphasis is on professional nurse role development focused on illness and injury prevention, health promotion, health maintenance, health education, and coordination of care for aggregate groups across the life span.
Prerequisites: NUR 365 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 366L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 370 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 385 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and NUR 386L [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and NUR 376 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

NUR 397. Community and Public Health Nursing for RNs. 4 Hours.

In this theory course, students will analyze theories, processes, issues, demographic data and epidemiological trends that affect the population aggregates within communities. Emphasis is on professional role development to promote nursing care focused on illness and injury prevention, health promotion, health maintenance, health education, and coordination of care for diverse aggregate groups in various community settings. Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).

NUR 401. Caring For America's Heroes: An Introduction to the Veteran's Healthcare Administration System. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to increase the student¿s understanding of long term and high acuity internal and external environmental variables which affect the health of the unique population of adult patients, veterans, within the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA). Knowledge gained in this elective course can be applied to the care of VHA patients in this and subsequent didactic and practicum nursing courses.

NUR 403. Primary Health Care in Low Resource Countries. 3 Hours.

This course is designed for the Advanced Health Care Provider who plans to deliver primary health care in countries considered to be low resource areas as designated by the World Health Organization. These students will study the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of infectious and parasitic diseases throughout the global community. In addition, nutritional deficiencies and obstetric problems will be reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on those health problems which are not common in high resource countries. Implementation of the World Health Organization's Integrated Management standards will be included in the study of each disease as they apply to adults adolescents, and children. Potential personal safety issues for world travelers, and information designed to alleviate these issues will be studied. Each student will focus on a specific country or global area for a more in-depth learning experience. Restrictions Nursing ONLY.

NUR 409. Healthcare and Information Technology. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to integrate concepts of nursing informatics introduced in previous nursing coursework to enhance patient safety and quality outcomes. The focus is on the role of the nurse as caregiver, educator, collaborator, advocate, and consumer of research. The course emphasizes healthcare and information technologies.
Prerequisites: NUR 310 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 311L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 312L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 313L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 314 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 315 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 410. Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with skills to apply evidence to practice. The course focuses on the role of the nurse as consumer of research. The emphasis of the course is on providing the foundation for identifying potential clinical problems, searching the literature for potential evidence-based solutions, and evaluating the quality of the research literature.
Prerequisites: NUR 310 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 311L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 312L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 313L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 314 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 315 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 419. Health Issues in Culturally Diverse Populations in the United States. 3 Hours.

This course provides students with an overview of health issues and health disparities confronting culturally diverse populations in the United States. The course also addresses genetic, cultural, historical and demographic factors that influence these health issues and disparities, implications for culturally effective health care, and for development of health policy.

NUR 426. Concepts of Complex Nursing. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to integrate and apply knowledge from previous courses to the care of patients and their families experiencing complex health conditions. The course focuses on the role of the nurse as caregiver, manager, collaborator, advocate, leader, and educator. Emphasis is on the nursing care and management of diverse patients and families with complex health conditions.
Prerequisites: NUR 388 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 389L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 392 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 393L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 334 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 427L. Concepts of Complex Nursing Practicum. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to apply the expanded role of the nurse in providing family­ centered nursing care for clients and their families experiencing complex health conditions. The course focuses on the role of the nurse as caregiver, manager, collaborator, advocate, leader, and educator. Emphasis is on the nursing care and management of complex health issues for patients across the life-span in a variety of settings.
Prerequisites: NUR 388 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 389L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 392 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 393L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 334 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 428. Concepts of Community and Public Health Nursing. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation for culturally competent care to populations in a community. The focus is on the roles of educator, caregiver, advocate, coach, collaborator, and consumer of research. Emphasis is on protecting and enhancing the health of local, state, national, and global populations.
Prerequisites: NUR 388 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 389L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 392 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 393L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 334 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 429L. Concepts of Community and Public Health Nursing Practicum. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to apply content from previous courses to advance the mission on social justice in health care through community engagement with vulnerable, at-risk individuals and populations. The focus is on the professional roles of caregiver, educator, advocate, health coach, counselor, leader, collaborator, and interprofessional team member, Emphasis is on injury and illness prevention, health promotion, health maintenance, health literacy, and disaster preparedness for population aggregates in local, national, and global communities.
Prerequisites: NUR 388 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 389L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 392 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 393L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 334 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 431L. Nursing Skills Development III. 1 Hour.

The purpose of this course is to build on nursing skills attained in NUR 321L to provide safe, quality care. The course focuses on the role of the role of the nurse as caregiver and collaborator. Emphasis is on critical inquiry, clinical reasoning, problem solving and advanced psychomotor and care competencies.
Prerequisites: NUR 388 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 389L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 392 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 393L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 334 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 434. Perspectives in Global Health Leadership. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of global aspects of health care leadership. The course will focus on identification of characteristics of global health care leaders, leadership theories, and strategies to develop one's own personal leadership abilities. The course will provide students with a unique opportunity to interact with health care leaders from countries around the world, and develop projects related to an aspect of global health care leadership of interest to each student.

NUR 435. Nursing of the Adult. 4 Hours.

NUR 435 focuses on patients across the adult lifespan who require nursing care in high acuity health care settings. Internal and external environmental variables that have implications for long-term and episodic care are studied in this course. Emphasis is placed on the use of the problem-solving process in health promotion, meeting physiological needs, and providing holistic care during illness and at the end of life. The professional role of the caregiver is further developed in increasingly complex learning experiences.
Prerequisites: NUR 365 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 366L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 385 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 386L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 370 [Min Grade: C] and (NUR 374 [Min Grade: C] or NUR 484 [Min Grade: C])

NUR 436L. Nursing of the Adult Practicum. 3 Hours.

In the practicum component of Nursing of the Adult, students apply content learned in the companion theory course. Competencies needed by the nurse generalist in the care of adult patients are developed in increasingly complex learning experiences. Critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills utilized by the nurse caregiver in a variety of health care settings are emphasized. All Level 1 and Level 2 courses. Co-requisite: NUR 435.
Prerequisites: NUR 365 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 366L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 385 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 386L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 370 [Min Grade: C] and (NUR 374 [Min Grade: C] or NUR 484 [Min Grade: C])

NUR 437. Principles of Genetics. 3 Hours.

This elective course provides the foundation to examination, integration, and evaluation of genetic principles to future advances in genetic health and counseling. Opportunity is given to apply ethical principles in decision making related to nursing care of families with genetic health patterns or problems. Must be enrolled in the School of Nursing.

NUR 439. Complementary Therapies and Integrative Health Care. 3 Hours.

The focus of this elective course is on holistic nursing utilizing complementary and alternative therapies and integrative health care as an emerging paradigm in the health care arena. This course will examine both the concepts of integrative health care and major complementary therapies, including theoretical basis and research support, actions, uses, contraindications, and side effects. The socio-cultural, economic, legal and ethical issues associated with complementary therapies will be included as well as standards for practice and available resources. Students will be encouraged to explore ways in which they can counsel patients regarding complementary therapies as well as potential inclusion of the therapies in their own practice.

NUR 442. Health, Education, and Social Welfare in a Global Community. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a cross-cultural experience in which they will spend time in a selected global community while learning about health, educational and social welfare issues. Students will participate in pre-trip seminar in Birmingham or on-line prior to travel. The seminar(s) will focus on an overview of the course, a model of assessing culture and an overview of selected global community's culture. Students will also participate in seminars on a variety of health, education and social welfare topics provided by the course instructor and by resource persons from the selected global community.

NUR 444. Principles of Developmental Care Newborn Infants. 3 Hours.

Provides students with an overview of principles of individualized care for newborns and infants. The course also addresses principles of family-centered care as a key component of developmental care. Students review concepts and theories related to molecular biology, fetal, infant and family development, psychology, and sociology in assessing and planning care to promote optimal development of high risk infants and families. Students explore roles of nurses and other interdisciplinary team members in developmental care, are assessed, and develop plans to promote organizational change in order to incorporate developmental care principles in a clinical setting.
Prerequisites: NUR 366L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 365 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 445. Nursing of the Child and Adolescent. 3 Hours.

Course provides knowledge that is essential for the professional nursing care of children from infancy through adolescence within the context of the family. Students examine the physical, nutritional, developmental, psychological, cognitive, psychosocial, educational, and spiritual needs of children and adolescents adapting to common and complex environmental variables that affect health. Students explore the roles of the professional nurse as caregiver, educator, advocate, and collaborator in providing nursing care to children and adolescents in a variety of settings. Writing competency is an additional focus of this course. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: NUR 365 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 366L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 385 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 386L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 370 [Min Grade: C] and (NUR 374 [Min Grade: C] or NUR 484 [Min Grade: C])

NUR 446L. Nursing of the Child and Adolescent Practicum. 2 Hours.

NUR 446L provides clinical nursing practice opportunities with children/adolescents within the context of the family in selected hospital and community settings and the nursing simulations laboratory. Students apply knowledge of physical, nutritional, developmental, psychological, cognitive, psychosocial, educational, and spiritual needs of children adapting to common and complex environmental variables that affect health. Students implement the roles of the professional nurse as caregiver, educator, advocate, and collaborator in providing nursing care to children and adolescents in a variety of settings.
Prerequisites: NUR 365 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 366L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 385 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 386L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 370 [Min Grade: C] and (NUR 374 [Min Grade: C] or NUR 484 [Min Grade: C])

NUR 447L. Synthesis and Assimilation Practicum. 4 Hours.

The purpose of this course is the synthesis and assimilation of skills and clinical reasoning drawn from all previous nursing courses and is intended to prepare students to function independently in the management and provision of nursing care to an assigned cohort of patients. The focus of the course is on the professional roles of caregiver, educator, consumer of research, advocate, counselor, leader, and inter- and intra-professional team member. The course emphasizes quality and safety in the provision of nursing care.
Prerequisites: NUR 409 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 410 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 426 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 427L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 428 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 429L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 431L [Min Grade: C]

NUR 448. Transition to Professional Nursing Practice. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to facilitate the transition of the student into the role of a professional nurse. The course focuses on all professional nursing roles. Emphasis is on leadership and management theories and models, resource allocation and management, delegation, legal implications of practice, continuous quality improvement, healthcare systems, and contemporary issues in healthcare.
Prerequisites: NUR 409 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 410 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 426 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 427L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 428 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 429L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 431L [Min Grade: C]

NUR 449. Synthesis Review Course. 1 Hour.

The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to successful complete the NCLEX® examination. The course focuses on all professional nursing roles. Emphasis is on the synthesis of knowledge from all nursing courses as well as the humanities, and the social, behavioral, and natural sciences.
Prerequisites: NUR 409 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 410 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 426 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 427L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 428 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 429L [Min Grade: C] and NUR 431L [Min Grade: C]

NUR 450. Honors Seminar I - Introduction to Nursing Research. 1 Hour.

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with introductory knowledge of nursing research. The course focuses on the role of the nurse researcher with emphasis on providing the fundation for understanding the role of nursing research in nursing practice and in healthcare, conducting ethical research, and searching the literature for an area of research interest.

NUR 451. Honors Seminar II - Exploring Nursing Research. 2 Hours.

This course is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to: (1) locate and examine nursing research relevant to a specific nursing problem; (2) discuss the quality of qualitative and quantitative research evidence; and (3) discuss common nursing research designs and methodologies.
Prerequisites: NUR 450 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 452L. Honors Seminar III - Research Immersion. 3 Hours.

This course provides opportunities for participation in an ongoing research project. Course content includes information about the role of teams in research, the role of the nurse in leading research teams, and guidelines for preparation of manuscripts and presentations. Course activities include discussion research projects and exploration of the student's role as a team member. Professional expectations include dissemination of research experiences with peers and communities of interest.
Prerequisites: NUR 450 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 451 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 455. Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on leadership and management theories and models, resource allocation and management, delegation, conflict resolution, legal implications of practice, managed care, evaluation of practice, continuous quality improvement, healthcare systems, and contemporary issues in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on the integration of all professional role behaviors, application of research, and leadership/management of care as the transition is made from the student role to that of practicing professional nurse.
Prerequisites: NUR 435 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 436L [Min Grade: P] and NUR 445 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 446L [Min Grade: P]

NUR 456L. Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing Practicum. 5 Hours.

NUR 456L - Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing Practicum - 5 Capstone course focuses on direct and indirect clinical performance in the areas of nursing process, leadership and management, evidence-based practice, and the demonstration of professional nursing role behavior as the transition is made from student role to practicing nurse professional. As a capstone course for the BSN program, experiences in ths course will also provide the student with opportunities to demonstrate discipline-specific proficiency related tow riting, quantitative literacy and ethics/civic responsibility. Prerequisites: All courses in the nursing program, except NUR 395 and NUR 396L which may be take prior to or concurrently with NUR 456L. Co-requisite: NUR 455.

NUR 457. Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing for RNs. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on leadership and management theories and models, resource allocation and management, delegation, conflict resolution, legal implications of practice, managed care, evaluation of practice, continuous quality improvement, healthcare systems, and contemporary issues in the workplace Emphasis is placed on the integration of all professional role behaviors, application of research, and leadership/management skills.

NUR 458L. Clinical Practicum for RNs. 2 Hours.

This practicum is designed to enable RN students to build on their existing clinical expertise, broaden their exposure to different specialty areas, and apply theory learned throughout the BSN curriculum to meet the needs of individual clients, client groups, other health care providers, and the public at large. As a capstone course for the RN Mobility Program, specific experiences will provide the student with opportunities to develop leadership/management skills while working with aggregate groups within the community and to demonstrate discipline-specific proficiency related to writing, quantitative literacy, and ethic/civic responsibility.

NUR 462. Neonatal Behavior Assessment in Clinical Nursing Practice. 2 Hours.

This elective course provides students with the knowledge and skills of neonatal behavioral assessment. Focus is placed upon concepts underlying the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale, behavioral characteristics of newborns, and cultural differences and assessment of low and high risk neonates.

NUR 465. Concepts of Management of the High Risk Neonate. 3 Hours.

This course provides theoretical concepts essential to the nursing management of high-risk neonates and families. Students examine the impact of environmental variables on the biophysical, psychological, socio-cultural, spiritual, development, and educational needs of the neonate. The focus of the course is on the concepts of health promotion, maintenance, and restoration of the high-risk neonate and family as they adapt to environmental variables. Students examine legal, historical, political, socio-cultural, ethical, technological, and economic issues related to the care of high-risk neonates and their families. In addition, students analyze current research and the role of the professional nurse in providing care to high risk neonates and families.
Prerequisites: (NUR 365 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 366L [Min Grade: C])

NUR 474. Transition to Professional Nursing Practice. 4 Hours.

Using an online format, this course is designed to enhance the registered nurse¿s knowledge of the role of the professional nurse in meeting the health needs of society. Historical, legal, political, and ethical issues affecting the profession will be examined. The relationship between selected issues, trends, and theories and professional nursing practice will be analyzed. Students will examine behaviors related to various roles of the professional nurse, including caregiver, teacher, advocate, research consumer, and counselor. Additionally, this course addresses communication skills necessary to a professional nurse including writing and computer literacy. Writing and Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).

NUR 475. Health Assessment Across the Lifespan for RNs. 4 Hours.

The structure of the course allows the student opportunity for directed and self-directed learning experiences. In an online classroom, students are guided in a series of learning activities designed to increase the knowledge and skill of the professional nurse related to health assessment of individuals and family. In addition to physical assessment, students will review other components of a holistic assessment including spiritual, cultural, psychological, and developmental assessment. Admission to the RN Mobility Program is required.

NUR 475L. Health Assessment Across the Lifespan for RNs. 4 Hours.

The structure of the course allows the student opportunity for directed and self-directed learning experiences. In an online classroom, students are guided in a series of learning activities designed to increase the knowledge and skill of the professional nurse related to health assessment of individuals and family. In addition to physical assessment, students will review other components of a holistic assessment including spiritual, cultural, psychological, and developmental assessment. Admission to the RN Mobility Program is required.

NUR 478. Sexuality Issues in Health and Illness: A Lifespan Approach. 3 Hours.

This elective course includes the ethical, social, biological and psychological concepts of human sexuality. Open to non-nursing majors with permission of instructor.

NUR 481. Advanced Spanish for Health Professionals. 3 Hours.

This advanced course emphasizes and expands intensive conversation, technical readings and vocabulary pertinent to the medical field. The course focuses on practical vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, medical terminology and cultural patterns of Spanish-speaking patients.
Prerequisites: NUR 380 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 484. Honors Seminar II: Service Learning Project Development/SL. 3 Hours.

This course provides opportunities for innovative practice that examines holistic client needs and nursing roles regarding those needs. Course content provides critical content that addresses Baccalaureate Essential III, related to Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice. Through a service learning experience, students analyze a clinical problem or topic and design a service learning strategy to further develop evidence-based nursing practice relative to it. Service Learning has three major components: academic learning, civic responsibility, and meaningful service. Course activities include discussions that focus on evidence-based practice as students initiate participation with a service learning partner and design their projects.
Prerequisites: NUR 368 [Min Grade: C]

NUR 486. Honors Seminar III: Project Implementation and Dissemination. 3 Hours.

This course provides opportunities for implementation of an innovative, evidence-based practice which integrates human responses to health and illness and professional practice roles. Course content includes information about evidence-based practice, professional nursing roles, and guidelines for preparation of manuscripts and presentations. Course activities include discussion and application of innovative practice approaches within the service learning context. Professional expectations include sharing of outcomes of the service learning project with peers, agencies and communities of interest.

NUR 490. Independent Study in Nursing. 1-6 Hour.

Independent Study in Nursing. Must be a senior year nursing student and have a written Independent Study contact signed by the Associate Dean.

NUR 491. Independent Study in Nursing. 1-6 Hour.

Independent Study in Nursing. Must be a senior year nursing student and have a written Independent Study contact signed by the Associate Dean.

NUR 499. Living with Loss. 3 Hours.

This elective course includes loss, grief, body-image changes, loss due to chronic conditions, and loss of life in childhood and adulthood, explored from the viewpoint of health-care professionals.

NWH-Nursing - Womens Health Courses

Faculty

Alexandrov, Anne, Professor of Nursing, 2007, B.S.N., M.S.N. (Texas), Ph.D. (Texas Woman’s University)
Azuero, Andres, Associate Professor of Nursing, 2008, B.Sc. (University de Los Andes), M.B.A. (Louisiana State), Ph.D. (UAB)
Baker, Danielle, Instructor of Nursing, 2011, B.S.N., M.S.N. (Jacksonville State)
Baker, Natalie, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2011, B.S.N., M.S.N, D.N.P. (UAB)
Barber, Stephanie, Instructor of Nursing, 2011, B.S.N. (Central Florida); M.S.N. (UAB)
Block, Velinda, Assistant Dean for Health System Affairs, 2011, B.S.N. (Medical College of Georgia), M.S.N. (Vanderbilt), D.N.P. (UAB)
Bodin, Mary Beth, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2004, B.S. (West Alabama), B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P. (UAB)
Bowen, Pamela, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2005, B.S.N. (UAB), B.A. (Faulkner), M.S.N., Ph.D. (UAB)
Britt, Sylvia E., Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2007, B.S.N. (Medical College of Georgia), M.S.N., D.S.N. (UAB)
Brooks, Amy, Instructor of Nursing; Coordinator of AMNP program, 2009, B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P. (UAB)
Brown, Kathleen, Chair, Community Health, Outcomes and Systems; Professor of Nursing, 1979, B.S.N. (Louisiana State), M.S. (Boston), Ph.D. (Case Western Reserve)
Bryant, Pamela, Instructor of Nursing, 2008, B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P. (UAB)
Carver, Pam, Instructor of Nursing, 1990, M.Ac., B.S.N., M.S.N. (UAB)
Cash, Julie, Instructor of Nursing, 2009, B.S.N. (Clemson), M.S.N. (Medical College of Georgia)
Catron, Kelly, Instructor of Nursing, 2010, B.S.N., M.S.N. (UAB)
Childs, Gwendolyn, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2007, B.S.N. (Lander), M.S.N. (Medical College of Georgia), Ph.D. (South Carolina)
Cho, June, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2008, B.S.N. (Catholic), M.S.N. (Yonsei), Ph.D. (North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Christian, Becky J., Professor of Nursing, 2009, B.S.N., M.S.N. (Missouri), Ph.D. (Texas)
Crooks, Elizabeth, Instructor of Nursing, 2011, B.S.N. (Catholic University of America), M.S.N. (Case Western Reserve), D.N.P. (UAB)
Dailey, Kelly, Instructor of Nursing, 2012, B.S.N. (Samford), M.S.N. (UAB)
Daniel, Melanie, Instructor of Nursing, 2008, B.S.N., M.S.N. (UAB)
Davey, Kimberly S., Instructor of Nursing, 2008, B.A., B.S., M.B.A. (Samford), M.A. (Seton Hall)
Dawson, Martha, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2008, B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P. (UAB)
Deupree, Joy, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2011, B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D. (UAB)
DiCecco, Jennifer, Instructor of Nursing, 2007, B.S. (Grand Canyon) B.S.N., M.S.N. (Arizona)
Dudley, Patricia, Instructor of Nursing, 2006, B.S.N, M.S.N. (Samford)
Elias, Beth L., Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2009, B.S. (State University of New York), M.S., Ph.D. (Virginia)
Enah, Comfort, Assistant Professor of Nurisng, 2009, B.S.N. (Berea College), M.S.N., Ph.D. (Cincinnati)
Fogger, Susanne, Associate Professor of Nursing, 2010, B.S.N. (Wayland Baptist University), M.S.N., D.N.P. (South Alabama)
Gakumo, C. Ann, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2009, B.S.N. (Tuskegee), Ph.D. (UAB)
Gilchrist, Jody, Instructor of Nursing, 2010, B.S.N., M.S.N. (Vanderbilt)
Grant, Joan, Professor of Nursing, 1980, B.S.N. (North Alabama), M.S.N., D.S.N. (UAB)
Grau, Grace, Instructor of Nursing, 2011, B.S.N. (Miami), M.S.N. (UAH)
Greenwood, Rebecca, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2004, B.S.N (New Hampshire), M.S.N (Northeastern), Ph.D. (Boston College)
Grimes-Robison, Cindy, Instructor of Nursing, 2003, B.A. (Alabama), B.S.N., Ph.D. (UAB), M.Ed. (Montevallo), M.S.N (Troy State)
Hallman, Melanie, Instructor of Nursing, 1998, B.S.N., M.S.N. (UAB)
Hamilton, Sharon, Instructor of Nursing, 2010, B.S.N. (UAB), M.S.N. (Catholic)
Hammond, Stephanie, Instructor of Nursing, 2010, B.S.N. (Alabama), M.S.N. (UAB)
Han, Youngshook, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 1996, B.S.N. (Chungnam National University), M.S.N., Ph.D. (Wisconsin)
Harper, Doreen, Professor and Dean of Nursing, 2005, B.S.N. (Cornell), M.S.N. (Catholic), Ph.D. (Maryland)
Harris, Yolanda, Instructor of Nursing, 2011, B.S.N. (Samford), M.S.N. (UAB)
Hataway, Connie, Instructor of Nursing, 2008, B.A. (Brenua College), A.S.N. (Troy State), M.S.N. (Samford)
Heaton, Karen, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2008, BSN (UAB), MSN (Louisville) Ph.D. (Kentucky)
Hess, Annette, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 1984, B.S.N. (Auburn), M.S.N. (Troy State), Ph.D. (UAB)
Hill, Gail, Associate Professor of Nursing, 1984, B.S. (Alabama), B.S.N., M.S. (Texas Woman's University), Ph.D. (UAB)
Hodges, Ashley, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Clinical Programs, 2009, B.S.N. (Alabama), M.A. (Seton Hall), M.S.N., Ph.D. (UAB)
Holcomb, Lygia, Associate Professor of Nursing, 2006, B.S.N., M.S. (Missouri), D.S.N. (UAB)
Iddins, Brenda, Instructor of Nursing, 2008, B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P. (UAB)
Ivey, Jean, Associate Professor of Nursing, 2002, B.S.N. (UAB), M.S.N. (Texas at Galveston), D.S.N. (UAB)
Jablonski, Rita S., Associate Professor of Nursing, 2012, B.S.N. (Holy Family), M.S.N. (La Salle), Ph.D. (Virginia)
Jones, Carolynn, Instructor of Nursing, 2010, B.S. (George Peabody College for Teachers), B.S.N., M.S.P.H. (UAB)
Jukkala, Angela, Associate Professor of Nursing, 2006, B.S.N. (Bemidji State), M.S., Ph.D. (Minnesota)
Keltner, Norman, Professor of Nursing, 1990, B.S.N., M.S.N. (Fresno State), Ed.D. (San Francisco)
Kempf, Mirjam, Associate Professor of Nursing, 2010, M.P.H., (UAB), Ph.D. (Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Julius-Maximilians-Universtat)
Knight, Candace, Instructor of Nursing, 2012, B.S.N. (UAB)
Langston, Summer, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Co-Coordinator of AMNP Program, 2009, B.S.N. (Southern Mississippi), M.S.N., D.N.P. (UAB)
Lee, Loretta, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2002, B.S.N. (Alabama), M.S.N., Ph.D. (UAB)
McCarty, Karen, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2004, B.S.N., M.P.H. (UAB), M.S.N. (Florida), Ph.D. (Central Florida)
McGuinness, Teena, Professor of Nursing; Interim Chair Community Health, Outcomes and Systems, 2007, B.S.N. (Old Dominion), M.S. (Virginia Commonwealth), Ph.D. (Pittsburgh)
McLain, Rhonda, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Assistant Dean for Undergraduate and Prelicensure Programs, 2005, B.S.N. (College of Mt. St. Joseph), M.N. (Emory), D.S.N. (UAB)
Menses, Karen, Professor of Nursing; Associate Dean of Research, 2007, B.S. (Georgetown), M.S., Ph.D. (Boston College)
Milligan, Gary, Instructor of Nursing; Mobility Program Coordinator, 2008, B.S.N. (Birmingham-Southern), M.S.N. (Jacksonville State), M.S.H.A., D.N.P. (UAB)
Miltner, Rebecca S., Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2010, B.S.N. (Georgia), M.S.N. (Wisconsin), Ph.D. (Maryland)
Mompoint-Williams, Darnell, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2007, B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P (UAB)
Moneyham, Linda, Professor of Nursing; Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 2007, B.S.N. (Berea College), M.S.N. (Kentucky), D.S.N. (Indiana)
Moore, Randy, Instructor of Nursing, 2009, B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P. (UAB)
Morrison, Shannon, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2010, B.S.N., M.S.N. (Jacksonville State), Ph.D. (UAB)
Moss, Jacqueline, Professor of Nursing; Chair, Adult/Acute Health Chronic Care & Foundations, 2011, B.S.N., M.S.N (Georgia State) Ph.D. (Maryland)
Nealand, Lana, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2003, B.S.N. (Maine), M.S.N. (UAB), D.N.P. (Tennessee)
Newell, Donna, Instructor of Nursing, 2010, B.S.N. (Jacksonville State), M.S.N. (UAB)
Nolan, Timiya, Instructor of Nursing, 2010, B.S.N., M.S.N. (UAB)
Oliver, Doug, Instructor of Nursing, 2008, B.A. (David Lipscomb College), B.S.N., M.S.N. (South Alabama), D.N.P. (UAB)
Patrician, Patricia, Professor of Nursing; Banton Professorship, 2008, B.S.N. (Wilkes), M.S.N. (Texas), M.S. (U.S. Army War College), Ph.D. (Pennsylvania)
Patterson, Heather, Instructor of Nursing, 2012, B.S.N. (UAB), PharmD (Auburn)
Pearce, Patricia Flannery, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2009, B.A., B.S.N. (Loyola), M.P.H. (Tulane), M.S.N. (Mississippi University for Women), Ph.D. (North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Peoples, Vanetta, Instructor of Nursing, 2009, B.S.N. (UAB), M.S.N. (Phoenix)
Phillips, Jennan, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2008, B.S.N. (Samford), M.S.N., D.S.N. (UAB)
Ponder, Amy, Instructor of Nursing, 2009, B.S.N. (UAB), M.S.N. (Samford)
Poole, Dorothea, Instructor of Nursing, 1993, B.S.N. (Tuskegee), M.S.N. (UAB)
Powell, Kathleen, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2007, B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D. (UAB)
Pryor, Erica, Associate Professor of Nursing, 2000, B.S.N. (UAH), M.S.N. (UAB), Ph.D. (Emory)
Reed, Linda, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 1980, B.S.N., M.S.N. (UAB), Ph.D. (Texas)
Rice, Marti, Professor of Nursing, 1997, B.S.N. (Creighton), M.S.N. (Medical College of Georgia), Ph.D. (Georgia State)
Riggs, Jennifer, Assistant Professor fo Nursing, 2011, B.S.N. (Vermont), M.S.N., Ph.D. (Case Western Reserve)
Robinson, Cheryl, Associate Professor of Nursing, 2011, B.S.N. (Alabama), M.S.N. (Colorado), D.N.S. (LSU)
Roussel, Linda, Professor of Nursing, DNP Program Coordinator, 2013, B.S.N. (Williams Cary), M.S.N. (Southern Mississippi), Ph.D. (UAB)
Saul, Renee, Instructor of Nursing, 2012, B.S.N., M.A. (Murray State), M.S.N. (Evansville)
Selleck, Cynthia, Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs & Partnerships, 2010, B.S.N., (Emory), M.S.N. (Vanderbilt), D.S.N. (UAB)
Smith, Glenda, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2006, B.S.N., (North Carolina Central), M.S.N. (Vanderbilt), D.S.N. (Texas-Houston Health Science Center)
Smith, Myra, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2009, B.S.N., M.S.N. (UAB), Ph.D. (Texas)
Smith, Nancy, Instructor of Nursing, 2010, B.S.N. (Vanderbilt), M.S.N. (UAB)
Smith, Tedra, Instructor of Nursing, 2012, B.S.N. (Auburn), M.S.N., D.N.P. (UAB)
Somerall, D’Ann, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2010, B.S., M.S., B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P. (UAB)
Steadman, Laura, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2010, B.S.N. (Auburn University), M.S.N. (Troy State), Ed.D. (Alabama)
Su, Xiaogang, Associate Professor of Nursing, 2010, B.S. (Beijing Normal University), M.S., Ph.D. (California at Davis)
Swan, Nancy, Instructor of Nursing, 2010, B.S., (UAB), A.D. (Wallace State Community College), B.S.N. (Georgia Southern), M.S.N. (Jacksonville State)
Talley, Michele, Instructor of Nursing, 2009, B.S.N. (Alabama), M.S.N. (UAB)
Tofani, Peter, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs; Instructor of Nursing, 2008, B.S. (The United States Military Academy), MS (Pennsylvania State)
Tomlinson, Dale, Instructor of Nursing; RN-BSN Coordinator, 2007, B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P. (UAB), M.N. (LSU)
Turner-Henson, Anne, Professor of Nursing, 1982, B.S.N. (Medical College of Georgia), M.N. (Emory), D.S.N. (UAB)
Vance, David, Associate Professor of Nursing; Ph.D. Program Coordinator, 2004, B.S. (Virginia Tech), M.S. (New Orleans), M.G.S. (Miami), Ph.D. (UAB)
Vincent, Janice, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 1983, B.S.N. (Samford), M.S.N. (Medical College of Georgia), D.S.N. (Alabama)
Wadas, Theresa, Instructor of Nursing, 2004, B.S.N., (Troy State), M.S.N. (UAB)
Walker, Deborah Kirk, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2009, B.S.N., M.S.N. (Troy), D.N.P. (South Alabama)
Watts, Penni, Instructor & Director of Clinical Simulation and Training, 2002, B.S.N. (Auburn), M.S.N. (Troy State)
Williams, Anne, Assistant Professor of Nursing, 1994, B.S.N. (Cornell), M.S., Ph.D. (Arizona)
Wilson, Lynda, Assistant Dean for International Affairs; Professor of Nursing, 1997, B.S.N. (North Carolina Chapel Hill), M.S.N. (Delaware), Ph.D. (Tennessee)
Wiser Jr., Frank R., Director of Grants & Contracts; Instructor of Nursing, 2009, B.A., M.P.A. (Central Florida)
Woods, Stephanie, Instructor of Nursing, 2003, B.S.N. (Alabama), M.S.N. (UAB)