Nursing Schools in Alabama - AL

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Whether you’re looking to start or advance your career in nursing there is a nursing school in Alabama that will fit your needs. This site features campus based nursing schools as well as online nursing schools.  Both online and campus nursing programs, whether it's in Montgomery, Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Gadsden or Auburn, involve convenient preceptorships with medical professionals in Alabama and most of the time in your local community. Use this site as a resource to find the right nursing school for you.

Potential in the field of nursing in the state of Alabama is almost limitless. There are so many avenues to pursue that will fit almost every nurse's personal and professional goals. Hiring of new nurse graduates has received quite a bit of attention in the media. The "Great Recession" hit all industries hard including nursing. Professional nursing organizations including the ANA strongly believe that once the economy begins to rebound there will once again be a strong demand for new and veteran nurses throughout the country and in the state of Alabama. Learn more about the requirements to become a nurse in Alabama.

A popular option for nursing school applicants, who have been wait-listed in Alabama for ADN or Baccalaureate programs, is to become a Medical Assistant while on the wait-list. The upside to becoming a medical assistant is that one can earn a nice salary while gaining valuable work experience. Many nursing schools are bumping up applicants who have more advanced education and clinical work experience, such as the work experience gained as a Medical Assistant. One can earn an associate’s degree or certificate in Medical Assisting in as little as 6 months for a very minimal investment.

The following nursing schools are CCNE accredited and offer LPN to BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN programs and more. These nursing schools will help prepare you for nursing jobs in Alabama.

Alabama Nursing Job Outlook and Salaries

The United States is facing a dramatic shortage of nurses in the coming decade and Alabama is no exception.  In fact, the Southeastern part of the country is already feeling the impact of the shortage of registered nurses.  The Department of Health and Human Services cited reports predicting the U.S. nursing shortage would grow to 29 percent by 2020, compared to a 6 percent shortage in 2000.

Though this news sounds depressing, the upside is that there are registered nurse job openings all over Alabama in all fields of nursing.  Hospitals, home health companies and doctor offices are now offering flexible schedules, educational benefits, higher pay and other benefits to retain their staff and to recruit qualified registered nurses in all areas of Alabama. Some hospitals are offering $10,000 sign on bonuses to registered nurses in Alabama.

Nursing salaries at Alabama hospitals are in the $18.00 to $19.00/ hour range for registered nurses with a two year degree.  Those with a BSN and more advanced degrees will earn more.  Many of the Alabama hospitals are also offering to pay back your student loans up to a certain amount.  Remember to ask about this in an interview. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the Median annual earnings of registered nurses across the United States were $48,090 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $40,140 and $57,490. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $33,970, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $69,670. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of registered nurses in 2002 were as follows:

Employment services: $55,980
General medical and surgical hospitals: $49,190
Home health care services: $45,890
Offices of physicians: $44,870
Nursing care facilities: $43,850

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Alabama Board of Nursing Approved Associate's Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs

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Virginia College in Birmingham

The Virginia College in Birmingham Associate Degree in Nursing program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

Virginia College in Birmingham, 65 Bagby Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209

ALABAMA SOUTHERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE P.O. Box 2000 Hwy 21 S Monroeville 36461 BEVILL STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1411 Indiana Avenue Jasper, AL 35501 BISHOP STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1365 Dr. Martin Luther King Avenue Mobile 36603 CALHOUN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
P.O. 2216 Decatur 35609-2216

CENTRAL ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
34091 US Highway 280
Childersburg 35044
CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
2602 College Drive
Phenix City 36869
FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1900 US Hwy 31, S
Bay Minette 36507
GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGEP.O. Box 227
Gadsden, AL 35902-0227
JEFFERSON DAVIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
P.O. Box 958
Brewton 36427-0958
JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
2601 Carson Road Birmingham AL 35215
LAWSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
3060 Wilson Road Birmingham 35221
LURLEEN B. WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MACARTHUR CAMPUS
P.O. Drawer 910
Opp, AL 36467
NORTHEAST ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
P.O. Box 159 Rainsville 35986
NORTHWEST SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
2080 College Road Phil Campbell 35581
OAKWOOD COLLEGE (ADN & BSN Programs)
7000 Adventist Blvd.
Huntsville 35896
PH: 256-726-7287
SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
9500 Old Greensboro Road Tuscaloosa 35405
SNEAD STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
P.O. Box 734 Boaz, AL 35957-0734  
SOUTHERN UNION STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1701 LaFayette Pkwy.
Opelika 36801
TROY UNIVERSITY- MONTGOMERY
340 Montgomery Street Montgomery 36104
UNIVERSITY OF MOBILE (ADN & BSN Programs)
5735 College Parkway
Mobile, AL 36613-2842
UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAMA
Station 28
Livingston, AL 35470
GEORGE C. WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-DOTHAN
1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL 36303
GEORGE C. WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HANCEVILLE
P.O. Box 2000 Hanceville, AL 35077-2000

GEORGE C. WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SELMA
P.O. Box 2530
Selma, AL 36702-2530

Alabama Board of Nursing Approved BSN Programs

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South University - Montgomery

The South University - Montgomery campus BSN program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: BSN (Entry to Nursing)

South University - Montgomery, 5355 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL 36116

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Samford University - Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing

Samford University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program and the Alabama Board of Nursing. Samford University is an NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

Programs Offered: BSN (Entry to Nursing), Second Degree BSN, Accelerated Second Degree BSN, RN to MSN (for associate's and diploma RNs)

Samford University - Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229

AUBURN UNIVERSITY
107 Miller Hall Auburn 36849
AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY
P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery 36124-4023
JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY
700 Pelham Road, North Jacksonville 36265-9982
SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham 35229
SPRING HILL COLLEGE
4000 Dauphin Street
Mobile 36608
STILLMAN COLLEGE
P. O. Box 1430
Tuscaloosa 35403
TROY UNIVERSITY-TROY
Collegeview Boulevard
Troy 36082
TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY
Basil O’Connor Hall
Tuskegee 36088
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
P.O. Box 870358 Tuscaloosa 35487-0358
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAMUAB Station 1701 University Blvd.
Birmingham 35294-7210
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville 35899
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA
University Box 5054
Florence, AL 35632-0001
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA
USA Springhill Avenue
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
     

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