Alabama Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in Alabama

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Registered nurses, or RNs, are licensed medical professionals who care for patients who are ill, injured or recovering from surgery. While most RNs work at hospitals, a small portion of registered nurses also work in government agencies, social assistance agencies and educational services.

Registered Nursing Schools in Alabama

You can become an RN by earning a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) from a college or university. You can also get an associate degree at a community college or a diploma from a hospital-based nursing school. Master's degrees in nursing are also available for those who want to become advanced practice nurses (i.e. clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners). As a registered nursing student, you'll receive both classroom instruction and hands-on experience. Examples of registered nursing coursework include chronic disease management, health assessment, human anatomy, microbiology and nursing studies. You can earn a nursing degree or diploma from an online or campus-based program at one of the many Alabama RN schools. Students who graduate from an approved nursing program must also pass the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-RN, to obtain a nursing license. Other requirements, such as continuing education credits, vary by state. Earning a degree from one of the many registered nursing schools in Alabama is a great way to start your nursing career.

Registered Nursing Salaries in Alabama

Job opportunities for RNs are expected to be excellent, with more than 581,000 new jobs opening between 2008 and 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In 2008, RNs constituted the largest healthcare occupation, with more than two million jobs. In Alabama, there are 42,880 registered nurses. The BLS reports that in May 2009, registered nurses in Alabama earned a median annual salary of $55,070, which equates to an hourly median wage of $26.48. Within Alabama, employment for registered nurses is highest in the Birmingham area, Mobile and Huntsville. RNs in the Columbus GA-AL metropolitan area, Birmingham area and Montgomery earned the highest median salaries.

Take a look at the list of RN schools in Alabama to find one that's most convenient for you.

Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Alabama

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Gadsden, Florence and Dothan
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Auburn, Montgomery and Huntsville
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Birmingham, Mobile and Huntsville

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Alabama

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Anniston, Montgomery and Birmingham

Schools for Registered Nurses in Alabama are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in Alabama

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, MS in Nursing, Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice) , more...
  • Degrees: Master

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Degrees: Master
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  • Programs: Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

  • Programs: Nursing (Post-licensure) - Bachelor, Nursing Administration - Master's
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

  • Programs: MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing
  • Degrees: Master

Earn your Master's degree online from Norwich University.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing Online
  • Degrees: Master

Work toward your degree online with University of Cincinnati Online.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery, Master of Science in Nursing - WomenÂ’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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More Alabama Registered Nursing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Alabama Southern Community College Monroeville Associate 1,244
Auburn University Main Campus Auburn University Doctorate & First Professional 24,137
Auburn University-Montgomery Montgomery Masters 5,138
Bevill State Community College Sumiton Associate 3,986
Bishop State Community College Mobile Associate 2,811
Central Alabama Community College Alexander City Associate 2,177
Chattahoochee Valley Community College Phenix City Associate 1,929
Gadsden State Community College Gadsden Associate 5,514
George C Wallace Community College-Dothan Dothan Associate 3,707
George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Hanceville Associate 5,247
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Selma Associate 1,781
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville Masters 9,077
James H Faulkner State Community College Bay Minette Associate 3,612
Jefferson Davis Community College Brewton Associate 1,257
Jefferson State Community College Birmingham Associate 7,944
John C Calhoun State Community College Tanner Associate 9,117
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Birmingham Associate 3,320
Lurleen B Wallace Community College Andalusia Associate 1,592
Northeast Alabama Community College Rainsville Associate 2,513
Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals Muscle Shoals Associate 3,678
Oakwood University Huntsville Masters 1,824
Samford University Birmingham Doctorate & First Professional 4,485
Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa Associate 5,323
Snead State Community College Boaz Associate 2,157
Southern Union State Community College Wadley Associate 4,936
Spring Hill College Mobile Masters 1,538
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa Doctorate & First Professional 25,544
Troy University Troy Masters 28,955
Tuskegee University Tuskegee Doctorate & First Professional 2,936
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham Doctorate & First Professional 16,246
University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville Doctorate 7,264
University of Mobile Mobile Masters 1,541
University of South Alabama Mobile Doctorate 13,779
University of West Alabama Livingston Masters 4,011
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