Undergraduate Pathway in Pre-Nursing

Do you want to study for an undergraduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

An INTO UAB Undergraduate Pathway program in Pre-Nursing will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 126 credit hour program
  • 18 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 108 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Reading
  • Academic English Listening and Speaking
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Pre-Calculus Algebra

Semester 2

  • English Skills for Academic Success
  • Public Speaking
  • Student Success in Nursing
  • Contemporary Biology (w/lab)
  • Introduction to Psychology

1-SEMESTER PATHWAY 
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN

  • 126 credit hour program
  • 11 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 115 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Composition I
  • Accelerated English Skills for Academic Success
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Pre-Calculus Algebra
  • Student Success in Nursing

3-Semester Pathway

Our new 3-Semester Pathway program is designed specially for international students who want to start earning credits toward their bachelor's degree at a US university. This program offers more focus on English language preparation than our other Pathway programs. The chart below is a sample course schedule for the first term of the 3-Semester Pathway program.

3-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 4 credit hours apply from Pathway
Semester 1
  • Academic Reading
  • Speaking/Listening
  • Using English Accurately
  • Academic Writing
  • Pre-Calculus Algebra
  • Exploring UAB

Career Paths

As a graduate of an undergraduate degree program in Nursing at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, you might find work as a(n):

  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • Operating Room Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Coordinator
  • Research Assistant/Nurse

 

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Undergraduate Pathway in Pre-Nursing

Undergraduate Entry Paths and Requirements

Entry Requirements Direct Admission* 3-Semester Pathway 2-Semester Pathway 1-Semester
Pathway
Academic Requirements:
  • Satisfactory completion of a secondary/high school diploma with an overall GPA of 2.5+
  • High school diploma with a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • High school diploma with a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • High school diploma with a minimum 2.0 GPA
English Language Requirements:
  • TOEFL iBT 77
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 on each section
  • PTEA 51
  • TOEFL iBT 50 or
  • IELTS 5.0 or
  • PTEA 41+ or
  • Completion of Academic English Level 3 or
  • Password overall Level 5
  • TOEFL iBT 60 or
  • IELTS 5.5 or
  • PTEA 44 or
  • Completion of Academic English Level 4 or
  • Password overall Level 6
  • TOEFL iBT 77 or
  • IELTS 6.0 or
  • PTEA 51

*If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to The University of Alabama at Birmingham. The degree program you select may have additional requirements with which you must comply. SAT or ACT may be required for some programs or if English is your native language. If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply to our Pathway and English language programs.

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Undergraduate Pathway in Pre-Nursing

When can I start?

2016-17 Dates and Prices

Program Dates Tuition
2-Semester Pathway: Spring: January 3, 2017
Summer: May 2, 2017
$23,000
1-Semester Pathway: Spring: January 3, 2017
Summer: May 2, 2017
$13,250

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Program Dates Tuition
3-Semester Pathway: Fall: August 22, 2017
Spring: January 2, 2018
Summer: May 1, 2018
$31,075
2-Semester Pathway: Fall: August 22, 2017
Spring: January 2, 2018
$23,460
1-Semester Pathway: Fall: August 22, 2017
Spring: January 2, 2018
$13,520
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Undergraduate Pathway in Pre-Nursing

What are the progression requirements to The University of Alabama at Birmingham's undergraduate degree program?  

After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following The University of Alabama at Birmingham Pathway progression criteria in order to progress:

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative UAB GPA
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA in pre-nursing courses
  • C or better in all courses
  • No grades I or W permitted

Notes: Students are pre-nursing majors while in the Pathway program and their second year of study. They matriculate to nursing majors assuming the above requirements are met by the end of Year 2.

Students are guaranteed placement in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing:

  • Successfully completing required pre-requisites in their foundation and core courses
  • Successfully submitting required essay in second year

Students can complete the Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 4 total years including Pathway program if they attend year round, including summers. Students who do not maintain a 3.2 GPA in pre-nursing courses can apply for other health-related majors.

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