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Nursing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #159 (BCR) , AL,
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program features more than 17 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

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 graduates to 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.

Outcomes:

  • Synthesize research, theoretical formulations, and principles of scientific inquiry to provide evidence-based practice.
  • Assume leadership in managing and evaluating continuous quality improvement processes.
  • Use information systems/technology to evaluate programs of care, outcomes of care, and care systems.
  • Advocate and implement health-care policies that improve access, equity, efficiency, and social justice in the delivery of health care.
  • Provide ethical, culturally sensitive care in an advanced nursing role independently and collaboratively with professionals from multiple disciplines.
  • Monitor the quality of one's own nursing practice based on professional practice standards and relevant statutes and regulations.
  • Apply theories and principles of marketing, economics, consultation, management, and leadership to comprehensively perform an advanced nursing role.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Family NP
  • Adult-Gero Primary Care NP
  • Adult-Gero Acute Care NP
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health NP
  • Pediatric Primary Care NP
  • Pediatric Primary & Acute Care NP
  • Neonatal NP
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Health Systems Administration
  • Nursing Informatics

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

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General 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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