Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs in Alabama

The MSN degree prepares nurses with the education and clinical training they need to advance their careers in the nursing and health care profession. In addition to a generalized MSN some colleges and universities in Alabama offer master’s programs with specializations designed to prepare nurses for roles as Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Midwife, Nurse Anesthetists, executives, educators, policy consultants, doctoral education and related areas. MS and MSN programs take around 2 years or less to complete. You may be interested in reading about Nurse Practitioner programs in Alabama.

According to the Advance for Nurses 2007 Salary Survey, Master’s educated registered nurses in Alabama earned an annual salary of $66,500 and those with an MSN earned and annual salary of $61,750 compared to Associate’s educated nurses at $44,715 and Baccalaureate educated nurses at $45,320. As you can see, there is a significant boost in earning for master’s educated nurses.

Online MSN Programs in Alabama

Baccalaureate educated nurses frequently choose Online MSN programs offered in Alabama due to the schedule flexibility, which affords a work, life and education balance. These programs are often at a cost parody with the local campus based programs. Below you will find online and campus based MSN programs offered in Alabama. You may also be interested in Nurse Practitioner Programs in Alabama.

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Campus Based MSN Programs in Alabama

Samford University – Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing

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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

Auburn University / Auburn University Montgomery

Offers a Joint MSN program accredited.

Contact Information:
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama 36849
PH: (334) 844-4000

Spring Hill College

Offers an MSN – Clinical Leadership program open to registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma education. The program is CCNE accredited.

Contact Information:
Spring Hill College – Division of Nursing
4000 Dauphin St.
Mobile, Alabama 36608
PH: 251-380-4490

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.

Contact Information:
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:
University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
PH: 256-824-6742

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