The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) focus is to prepare expert practitioners who can also serve as clinical faculty. The DNP will initially be offered as post-master's entry to nurses with a specialized advanced practice nursing master's degree.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are designed for individuals who have already earned a bachelor's degree in nursing and who wish to prepare for advanced nursing practice. Students are admitted once each year in the fall semester. The MSN program may be completed in sixteen months, or at an optional slower pace. Upon completing requirements for the MSN with specialization in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner tracks,graduates will be eligible to take national certification examinations.
Students already possessing a master's degree in nursing have the opportunity to pursue a Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate. Students are admitted to the family nurse practitioner certificate program on a full-time basis to complete the requirements in one year.
Students who are currently enrolled in graduate education or those possessing a master's degree have the opportunity to continue their education and obtain a Certificate in Nursing Education. Classes for this program are arranged in a manner to allow for full time employment or continued study in the master's program. The program is composed of five courses and requirements for the certificate program may be completed in one calendar year.
All of our graduate programs are designed to reflect current and future health care practices, with emphasis on the use of technology blended with a focus on the care of people from diverse backgrounds and settings.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)