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Accredited Nursing Schools in Alabama

In Alabama and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Alabama accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Alabama campus locations, then request free information from any or all Alabama nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Alabama Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in Alabama are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most Alabama nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

Alabama Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Alabama Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Alabama

RNs: All registered nurses in Alabama are required to earn a nursing education from an approved and accredited school, including a nursing diploma, an associate degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing. However, it should be taken into consideration that most major health care facilities prefer nurses who have at least a bachelor’s degree-level education within the nursing field. Upon completing a nursing program, prospective nurses must pass the NCLEX-RN before they are able to obtain a license to practice professional nursing. There are approximately 42,880 RNs working in the state. RNs must renew licenses every two years by applying for and completing a renewal application. To qualify for a nursing license renewal, one must pay a license renewal fee and have earned 24 contact hours from a Board approved or recognized continuing education provider within the past two years.

LPNs: There are approximately 15,210 LPNs in Alabama. All LPNs must have a diploma from an accredited high school or have completed an educational program from a board-approved school of practical nursing that was at least one year’s duration. All applicants must submit written evidence of qualification to the board that verifies good moral character and educational qualifications. In addition, LPNs are also required to pass the NCLEX-PN examination in order to practice professional nursing. Just like RNs, all LPNs must renew their license every two years by completing a renewal application, paying a license renewal fee, and completing 24 contact hours from a Board approved or recognized continuing education provider within the past two years.

The Best Cities in Alabama for Nursing Jobs

  • Birmingham. As the largest city in the state of Alabama ñ with an estimated population of 230,131, according to the 2009 census ñ this is the place to be if you are looking for a nursing job in the Heart of Dixie. Here you will find one of the nation’s best nursing schools at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The UAB Health System is one of the city’s largest employers and consistently listed among the top medical centers in the United States.
    • RNs: Birmingham employs approximately 14,330 RNs, with the average salary coming to $60,980 annually.
    • LPNs: Birmingham employs approximately 3,880 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $35,940 annually.
  • Mobile. Not only is this city the third largest in the state, it is also one of the most culturally rich with a variety of museums, professional performance companies, and historic buildings. Mobile is a regional center for medicine for the central Gulf Coast with four major medical centers, which include a cancer research center and a women’s and children’s hospital.
    • RNs: Mobile employs approximately 2,170 RNs, with the average salary coming to $56,820 annually.
    • LPNs: Mobile employs approximately 1,150 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $31,920 annually.
  • Tuscaloosa. Known for its great quality of life, Tuscaloosa is a vibrant hub for business, education, and health care. Here you will find one of the largest major research universities in the state, The University of Alabama, as well as the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International assembly plant, both of which contribute significantly to the city’s diverse economy. Tuscaloosa is the fifth largest city in Alabama, making it the perfect place for anyone looking for a big city with a small town feel.
    • RNs: Tuscaloosa employs approximately 2,170 RNs, with the average salary coming to $58,320 annually.
    • LPNs: Tuscaloosa employs approximately 1,150 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $31,700 annually.

Major Hospitals in Alabama

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. Established in 1945 as a teaching hospital, UBA Hospital grown into one of the largest academic medical centers in the country. It is the only hospital in Alabama that provides both health care and medical research, and is home to the State’s only adult Level 1 Trauma Center and Level III Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. UAB Hospital offers top medical programs, eight of which have been appeared among the top 50 in U.S. News and World Report’s "American’s Best Hospitals" annual rankings.
  • Children’s Health System. Affiliated with The University of Alabama School of Medicine and the UAB Department of Pediatrics, this hospital is the only one in the state that is solely dedicated to the care of children. Located in Birmingham, it is home to the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center and pediatric renal care center in Alabama, and has the largest pediatric burn centers in the Southeast as well as one of the largest pediatric outpatient centers in the United States. A great place for pediatric nurses, CHS was recognized by The American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing care in 2007.
  • Huntsville Hospital. As the oldest and largest medical center in north Alabama, Huntsville Hospital is comprised of many facilities including a hospital for women and children, three wellness centers, and an outpatient medical mall. Established in 1895 as a small infirmary, this hospital now employs more than 5,600 people, of which 2,000 are nurses. Huntsville Hospital has been recognized both regionally and nationally for its dedication to providing quality health care including excellence in heart attack treatment, organ donation, and orthopedics and joint replacement.
  • DHC Regional Medical Center. The cornerstone of the DCH Health System, DHC Regional Medical Center is the fifth largest hospital in the State with specialty units for pediatrics, orthopedics, cancer and cardiology. It is also where you will find the region’s most advanced trauma center and physicians who use the latest surgical techniques such as microsurgery, laser surgery, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. Opening in 1923 as Druid City Hospital, DHC Regional Medical center now employs over 3,000 professionals in the Tuscaloosa area.
  • Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. In 1910 Mobile Infirmary opened with 32 beds, an operating room, and a laboratory. Today, it is the largest hospital in south Alabama as well as the State’s largest non-governmental, not-for-profit hospital and second largest surgical hospital. It is known for its cardiovascular care, bariatric center of excellence, and advanced methods of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Auburn University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Auburn University, Alabama
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1856
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.auburn.edu

Auburn University Montgomery School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Montgomery, Alabama
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1967
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.aum.edu

Jacksonville State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Jacksonville, Alabama
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1883
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.jsu.edu

Samford University Ida V Moffett School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1841
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.samford.edu

Spring Hill College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Mobile, Alabama
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1830
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.shc.edu

Troy State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Troy, Alabama
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1887
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.troy.edu

Tuskegee University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Tuskegee, Alabama
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1881
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.tuskegee.edu

The University of Alabama Capstone College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1831
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.ua.edu

The University of Alabama Birmingham School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1969
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.uab.edu

The University of Alabama Huntsville School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1950
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.uah.edu

University of Mobile School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Mobile, Alabama
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1961
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.umobile.edu

University of North Alabama School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Florence, Alabama
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1830
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www2.una.edu

University of South Alabama School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Mobile, Alabama
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1963
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.usouthal.edu