12 months
1187 USD/credit 35610 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 33270 USD/year
468 USD/credit 14040 USD/year
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You want to take your nursing skills further—and lead the way in population health and health system changes. In our Nursing DNP program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, we can train you for a career in industry or academia and teach you how to improve health for the underserved.


Key Features 

We've identified three important skills you'll need, and we've made them the three components of our Nursing DNP program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. They are advanced clinical practice, leadership, and practice inquiry. As you go through our program, you'll learn to advocate for better health regulations, address health disparities, and assume clinical faculty positions so you can address the critical nursing-faculty shortage. You'll also complete a scholarly project, which will serve as your capstone experience. And finally, while all our courses are offered in a distance learning format, we will need you to come on campus between your first and second year for a two to three day intensive experience.


  • The UAB School of Nursing's doctoral programs ranked 16th in the nation in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report.

Programme Structure


  • Clinical Data Management and Analysis
  • Writing for Publication
  • Evidence-Based Practice Design and Translation
  • Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Population Health in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care 3
  • Program Evaluation and Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BSN from a regionally accredited institution, equivalent to the one offered by UAB School of Nursing.
  • Possess an unencumbered nursing license to practice nursing in the state where you plan to conduct your clinical practicum.
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale either cumulatively or on the last 60 semester credit hours. A 3.5 or higher GPA is recommended.
  • (3) Letters of professional reference attesting to the applicant’s potential for graduate study
  • Some specialty tracks may require specific clinical practice experience prior to enrollment in a specialty courses.

For International Students:

  • A degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited educational institution in the United States
    • Standardized test score. A minimum combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      35610 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
    • National

      33270 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
    • In-State

      14040 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 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.


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