Nurse Practitioner (NP) Programs in Alabama

Nurse Practitioners in Alabama are also known as Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNP). In order to become a nurse practitioner in Alabama you must successfully complete a master's level nursing program that is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice and obtain national certification in a specialty area consistent with the nurse practitioner education through an agency recognized by the Alabama Board of Nursing. National certification is required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to engage in advanced practice.

The University of Southern California (Nursing@USC) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN-FNP) program is preparing a new family nurse practitioner (FNP) who will address both the biomedical and social factors affecting patient health. Through a first-of-its-kind integration of nursing and social work education. The program trains FNPs to deliver care across the life span in a variety of primary care settings. Click Here to contact Nursing@USC for more information.

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Sciences (Nursing@Georgetown) offers an online Family Nurse Practitioner Master's program. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner certification exams. Click here to contact Nursing@Georgetown and request additional information.

Online Nurse Practitioner Programs Offered in Alabama

Online nurse practitioner programs have become extremely popular in Alabama for registered nurses looking to continue working in their current positions while earning an advanced degree. The flexibility of online programs allows nurse to maintain a work, life and education balance. Online NP programs offered in Alabama are often at cost parody with tuition prices at campus based NP programs in Alabama and offer an education equivalent to the campus programs. Faculty at online NP schools will help arrange clinical sites, often in the students local area.

Once you have completed an NP program you will have to sit for national certification in a specialty area related to your education from one of the national accrediting agencies recognized by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Some national certification bodies include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the American Nurses Association - American Nurses Credentialing Center, The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, or the National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing Specialties.

The online and campus based programs below are accredited by nationally recognized certification bodies. Find contact information for these programs and request information from the programs that interest you. You may also be interested in other Master's in Nursing programs in Alabama.

Schools Offering a Nurse Prctitioner Program in Alabama

Georgetown University Online Master's in Nursing

Georgetown University’s Online Master’s in Nursing Nursing@Georgetown enables registered nurses with a BSN to earn an MS in Nursing online from Georgetown University and prepare for certification in an APRN specialty. The deadline to apply is approaching. As a Nursing@Georgetown student, you will:

  • Earn your MS in Nursing in as few as 19 months.
  • Choose from one of four APRN specialty areas: AG-ACNP, FNP, NM/WHNP, or WHNP.
  • Gain hands-on clinical experience in evidence-based practice.

Click Here to request information from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies

Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN - Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN - (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Campus Based Nurse Practitioner (NP) Programs in AL

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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: RN to MSN (for associate's and diploma RNs), MSN - (Specializations: Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA), Nurse Educator, Management, Family Nurse Practitioner), MSN/MBA, DNP, Post-Master's Certificate (Specializations: Family nurse Practitioner, Education, Management)

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

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB offers Post MSN option designed to prepare students to sit for one of the national nurse practitioner certification exams. These include Adult Nurse Practitioner, Dual Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute and Continuing Care, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner/RN First Assist, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse.

Contact Information:
UAB School of Nursing
1701 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35294-1210
PH: 205-934-5428

University of Alabama - Capstone College of Nursing

Offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice. CCNE accredited and the Capstone College of Nursing maintains approval by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

University of Alabama - Capstone College of Nursing
504 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0358
PH: 800-313-3591

University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama offers Post a Master’s DNP, BSN to DNP for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, BSN to DNP for Acute Care Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioners, and DNP for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners program all accredited by the CCNE and approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

Contact Information:
University of South Alabama College of Nursing
USA Springhill Campus
Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002
PH: 251-434-3410

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Offers Family Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Clinical Nursing Specialist, and post-master's Family Nurse Practitioner programs accredited by CCNE and approved by the Alabama State Board of Nursing .

Contact Information:
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
PH: 256-824-6742

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