24 months
1187 USD/credit 26707 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 24952 USD/year
468 USD/credit 10530 USD/year
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing MSN Nurse Practitioner Pathway equips nurses for advanced nursing practice roles in nine different nurse practitioner specialties. 


Nurse Practitioners are critical providers in the health care system, filling the growing need for providers to address the complexity of care needed by patients, an aging population, and growing disparities in care among populations.

The Nurse Practitioner Pathway at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is offered in a distance accessible format that combines on-line dialectic coursework with on-campus intensives. During the last four semesters of the program, students are required to participate in four on-campus intensives.

Key Features

  • Nurse practitioners care for patients in a variety of settings, including private practices, clinics, hospitals and community agencies. 
  • Their work also can go beyond bedside care, helping solve real-world health care issues by working collaboratively with other health care professionals to address changing health care needs across communities. 
  • Graduates in the Nurse Practitioner program from The University of Alabama at Birmingham are prepared to apply to sit for certification in their chosen specialty.

Programme Structure

Courses for Family Nurse Practitioner:

  • Translating Evidence into Practice
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Health Care Systems for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Focus on Advanced Nursing Practice Specialization

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a BSN degree from a regionally accredited institution and a nationally accredited nursing program (CCNE or CNEA accreditation), equivalent to the one offered by the UAB School of Nursing.
  • Possess an unencumbered and unrestricted nursing license to practice in the state where you plan to conduct your clinical practicum.
  • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or on the last 60 semester hours.
  • Students with less than a 3.2 GPA (last 60 hours undergraduate GPA or overall undergraduate GPA) are required to complete and submit scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), GMAT, or MAT; only scores completed within the previous 5 years are accepted. 
  • If admitted to the MSN program, students must show proof of completion of a descriptive statistics course, equivalent to UAB’s MA-180, before starting the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26707 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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