International Year One in Pre-Nursing

Introduction

Overview

International Year One in Pre-Nursing will prepare students to enter your next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Key information

  • 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 a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.

Fast facts

Class duration

9-13 hours per week

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 14

Award

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

Why The University of Alabama at Birmingham?

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Nursing has the most affordable, nationally-ranked nursing program in the US.
  • Nursing degree can be obtained in only four years.
  • UAB Hospital became only the 12th Hospital in the World to be recognized four straight times as a Magnet-Designated Organization, a symbol of nursing excellence.
  • Students choose from one- to three-semester Pathway programs.
  • Students are fully admitted to UAB provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.
Start Dates January May
Program length 2 Semesters

Entry requirements

Age requirement

17

Academic requirements

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

English language entry requirements

2 Semesters: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, or GaoKao 110.

Dates & fees

January 2021 start
(2 Semesters)

Wed 6 January 2021 - Fri 30 April 2021
Wed 5 May 2021 - Fri 13 August 2021

$29,500


May 2021 start
(2 Semesters)

Wed 5 May 2021 - Fri 13 August 2021
Mon 23 August 2021 - Fri 10 December 2021

$29,500


Degree program components

126 credit hour program
18-19 credit hours apply from Pathway
108-107 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

Course title

Credit hours

ELI 203

Academic English Listening and Speaking

3 Credits

ELI 102

Academic Reading

3 Credits

ELI 101

Academic Writing

3 Credits

MA TBD

Math Place based on testing

3-4 Credits

MU 120

Music Appreciation

3 Credits

Semester 2

Course title

Credit hours

ELI 205

English Skills for Academic Success

3 Credits

PY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

CH 105/106

Introductory Chemistry (w/lab)

4 Credits

CMST 101

Public Speaking

3 Credits

NUR 100

Student Success in Nursing

2 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Nursing-B.S.

Minimum 3.0 cumulative UAB GPA. Minimum 3.2 GPA in Pre Nursing courses.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

B or Better in all courses. No Grades of I (incomplete) or W (withdrawn) permitted.


Start Dates August January May
Program length 2 Semesters

Entry requirements

Age requirement

17

Academic requirements

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

English language entry requirements

2 Semesters: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, or GaoKao 110.

Dates & fees

August 2021 start
(2 Semesters)

Tue 17 August 2021 - Fri 10 December 2021
Wed 5 January 2022 - Fri 22 April 2022


January 2022 start
(2 Semesters)

Wed 5 January 2022 - Fri 22 April 2022
Wed 4 May 2022 - Fri 12 August 2022


May 2022 start
(2 Semesters)

Wed 4 May 2022 - Fri 12 August 2022
Wed 24 August 2022 - Fri 9 December 2022


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Nursing-B.S.

Minimum 3.0 cumulative UAB GPA. Minimum 3.2 GPA in Pre Nursing courses.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

B or Better in all courses. No Grades of I (incomplete) or W (withdrawn) permitted.