Alabama RN to MSN Programs

According to Career One Stop, a service of the U.S. Department of Labor, projects a 29% job growth for registered nurses in Alabama. Registered nurses with advanced education will have the greatest career opportunities as well as the greatest earning potential.

In multiple studies, baccalaureate and MSN educated nurses have consistently been associated with lower patient mortality rates as compared to to associate’s degree and diploma educated nurses. Baccalaureate and Master’s educated registered nurses have also consistently earned higher annual salaries than diploma or associate degree educated nurses in Alabama. Salaries for nurses with an MSN in metropolitan locations, such as Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa are significantly more than lesser educated registered nurses. The 2007 Advance Salary Survey for Nurses found that MSN educated nurses in Alabama earned an average annual salary of $61,750.

Schools Offering Online RN to MSN Programs in Alabama

RN to MSN bridge programs or tracks offer registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma the opportunity to earn both a baccalaureate and a master’s of science in nursing. It is common for an RN to MSN program to take 3 years to complete. Some online RN to MSN programs offered in Alabama can be completed in slightly less time. Read more about CCNE accredited RN to MSN Online programs.

The RN to MSN is a necessary step for any registered nurse interested in advancing their career in advanced practice, education or doctorate level education. You may also be interested in RN to BSN programs in Alabama, which take around two years to complete. Research RN to MSN programs in Alabama including their accreditation information below.

Accredited Campus Based RN to MSN Programs in Alabama

Samford University – Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing

school branding

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

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

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 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

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 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

Back to Top | Alabama Nursing Schools