University of Alabama - Birmingham - School of Nursing
Why you should consider this program
The Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows program allows returned Peace Corps Volunteers to apply as a second degree student to the Accelerated Master's in Nursing Program (AMNP). Fellows receive a $1,500 graduate fellowship that qualifies them for in-state tuition as well as preferential consideration for scholarships. The program also offers opportunities for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to use the knowledge and skills they developed during their overseas service during their graduate work as they participate in service learning projects with underserved communities.
Located in one of the world’s largest academic health science centers, the internationally renowned UAB School of Nursing’s legacy of nursing leadership is focused on the integration of research, education, and clinical practice. The UAB School of Nursing has been ranked in the top 5% of nursing schools nationwide by U.S. News and World Report.
Benefits for Coverdell Fellows
|Tuition/fees for Complete Program||Value of Coverdell Fellowship||Net cost *|
|In state||$ 40,000||$ 1,500||$ 38,500|
|Out of state||$ 75,000||$ 35,000||$ 40,000|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
In-state tuition rates, $1,500 graduate fellowship and preferential consideration for scholarships.
Fellowships awarded per year (average)
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Application fee waived?No
Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows participate in activities focused on the translation of global experience. This unique and inter-collaborative program advances the Peace Corps’ goal, “to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans,” by providing opportunities for Returned Peace Corps Fellows to engage in meaningful experiences with underserved communities in the Greater Birmingham area.
A key component of the Fellows program involves partnering with community organizations for students to address selected community or health problems through their clinical practicum experiences. Fellows will address two major health issues during these community experiences: reduction of health disparities and the nursing shortage.
Jobs for program alumni
Upon completion of the program, students are qualified to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam and work as a registered nurse.
Program of study can be completed in 4 semesters, depending on area of concentration.
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