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Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Primary Care, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #179 (WUR) , AL,
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program features more than 15 specialty tracks, including a variety of nurse practitioner options, clinical nurse leader, nurse anesthesia, nursing education, nursing informatics, and nursing and health systems administration

About

US News & World Report, in its survey of the Best Nursing Schools for 2016, has ranked the UAB School of Nursing 13th in the nation. 

This represents a significant leap for the School, which was listed 21st in the 2012 rankings, the last time Schools of Nursing were included in the Best Graduate Schools edition.Additionally, three of the School's MSN Specialty Tracks were ranked on reputation -- Nursing Health Systems Administration is listed 9th, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 12th and Family Nurse Practitioner 14th.

Located in one of the world’s largest academic health centers, the MSN program at UAB prepares nurses for advanced specialty practice in advanced nursing roles and offers countless opportunities to develop advanced practice innovations both locally and globally.

The MSN program also prepares graduates for entry into doctoral studies in nursing, in either the School’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, a practice-focused terminal degree that prepares graduatesto practice at the highest level in specialty practice or to assume leadership positions in health care or nursing education; or in the School’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nursing program.

The PhD in Nursing at UAB is the only such program in the state of Alabama that prepares nurses as researchers, scholars and leaders who make substantive contributions to the science of nursing

Programme Structure

The Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specialty requires 44 total credit hours, 32 didactic and 12 clinical, with 560 total hours of direct patient care. Four specialty courses provide students with a strong advanced primary care base for caring for patients with common health problems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity 20 hrs/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Submit transcripts and degree statement
  • Submit standardized test scores
  • Submit English proficiency test scores
  • Submit Citizenship/Immigration documents
  • Pay application fee
  • Complete Application Checklist
  • Identify three individuals to write recommendation letters
  • Submit personal essay
  • Submit resume/CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1317 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1317 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1317 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1317 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    572 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 572 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 1019 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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