Graduate Program

The Capstone College of Nursing

Welcome to the Graduate Program

Notice:  The Joint Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program  is scheduled for review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).   As part of this review, CCNE invites program constituents to submit,  in writing, comments concerning the program’s qualifications for accreditation status.   Only signed comments are accepted by CCNE.

If you would like to submit a third-party comment for a program currently under review, please submit to thirdpartycomments@aacn.nche.edu.

Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC  20036



Since its inception, the graduate program has sought out excellent nurses in pursuit of advanced nursing education. Baccalaureate-prepared nurses have the option of three concentrations in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program: Case Management/Leadership, Clinical Nurse Leader, and Nurse Practitioner. A post-master’s certificate in Case Management/Leadership is also available. For the registered nurse (RN) who holds an associate degree in nursing and meets the required admission criteria, we offer an RN to BSN/MSN track.

For master’s prepared nurses, we offer an EdD for Nurse Educators Program which leads to a Doctorate of Education (EdD). This program is designed to prepare practicing nurses for faculty professorship positions in higher education.

The post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a joint program offered by The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing (UACCN), the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing (UABSON), and the University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing (UAHCON). The DNP is a practice-focused degree to prepare graduates at the highest level in specialty practice or to assume leadership positions in health care.

The goal of all our degree programs is to prepare qualified and caring nurses to face the challenges of the future in nursing. If you are interested in our graduate programs, please visit the Future Students site. If you are a current student, information of interest is available at the Current Students site.

The Capstone College of Nursing graduate program holds unconditional accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Click here to view the states from which the College of Nursing currently accepts applications for admission.