Alabama Nursing Schools

Campus-based Education Programs and Jobs for Nurses

Like other states, Alabama is keen on attracting and keeping nursing students. Study or take a nursing job in Alabama and you're in the deep south'sultry summer nights and sweet tea. History buffs might appreciate this state's contribution to the history books: Alabama was a main stage during the Civil War as it was during the Civil Rights era.

Birmingham Skyline.

Birmingham is the largest metropolitan area in the state, but Montgomery is the capital. The climate is temperate and the geography coastal to mountainous with a vast in-between of rolling hills. The economy is divided between high-growth business, including healthcare; and agriculture.

Needed: Nurses in Alabama

Everywhere nursing faculty is a primary requirement, without them there is little chance to make headway on the nursing shortage, but RNs, LPNs and advanced practice nurses of all specialties are invited. A number of large state universities offer both campus-based as well as online nursing degrees. This way they reach out to a larger audience and quite possibly secure a new front-line of nurses for hospitals in the state.

Alabama resident students: choose between in-state online nursing degree programs or a wide range of programs offered at a distance. This is the true beauty of online learning. Which degree should you pursue? Associates, Bachelors and Masters degrees are all available online and in a dizzying array of specialties. Don't limit yourself. Nurses with a mere two years of distance education may land hot jobs at very good hospitals and clinics.

Getting Repaid for Your Education and Hard Work

The Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELP) is a government-based program that provides incentive to nurses willing to work in underserved facilities across the nation, including Alabama. Qualified nurses with outstanding student loans may exchange service for up to 60% in student loan repayment.

Alabama Nursing Jobs

Of course most Alabama major metropolitan areas are in dire need of nurses, but many smaller communities hurt for help as well. Fresh nursing grads: shop for attractive sign-on bonuses or choose a locale that best suits your interests and lifestyle.

Major employers for nurses in Alabama include Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Baptist Health in Montgomery, and St. Vincent's Health System in Birmingham and other locations. For adrenaline junkies, the University of Alabama — Birmingham hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center and one of the state's most prolific employers. HealthSouth is another large nurse employer, also located in Birmingham.

State Nursing Associations that provide news, job boards, and industry-specific information include: the Alabama Board of Nursing and the Alabama State Nursing Association.

Downtown Mobile.

Use our list of Alabama Nursing Schools to find a good campus-based program in the state. A few also offer select online options. Don't limit yourself to this list, though'search our online nursing schools — all are an option for students studying just about anywhere in the country.

For information on nursing licensure visit the Alabama Board of Nursing.

Alabama Nursing Programs Offering Some Online Education Opportunities

University of Alabama — Huntsville
CCNE Accredited

University of North Alabama — Florence
CCNE Accredited

University of South Alabama — Mobile
CCNE Accredited

Search our big list of online nursing schools that offer many more education opportunities.

Campus-based Alabama Nursing Schools

Auburn University School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Bevill State Community College — Jasper
Health Sciences
NLNAC Accredited

Bishop State Community College — Mobile
Division of Health Professions
NLNAC Accredited

Calhoun Community College — Decatur
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Central Alabama Community College — Childersburg
NLNAC Accredited

Chattahoochee Valley Community College — Phenix City
Health Sciences Division
NLNAC Accredited

Faulkner State Community College — Bay Minette
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Gadsden State Community College — Gadsden
NLNAC Accredited

George C. Wallace Community College — Dothan
NLNAC Accredited

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College — Montgomery
NLNAC Accredited

Herzing University — Birmingham

Jacksonville State University — Jacksonville
CCNE Accredited

Jefferson Davis Community College — Brewton
NLNAC Accredited

Jefferson State Community College — Birmingham
NLNAC Accredited

Lawson State Community College — Birmingham
NLNAC Accredited

Northeast Alabama Community College — Rainsville
NLNAC Accredited

Northwest-Shoals Community College — Phil Campbell
NLNAC Accredited

Oakwood College — Huntsville

Samford University — Birmingham
CCNE Accredited

Shelton State Community College — Tuscaloosa
NLNAC Accredited

Southern Union State Community College — Valley
NLNAC Accredited

Spring Hill College — Mobile
CCNE Accredited

Troy State University — Troy
NLNAC Accredited

Tuskegee University — Tuskegee
NLNAC Accredited

University of Alabama — Tuscaloosa
CCNE Accredited

University of West Alabama — Livingston
NLNAC Accredited

University of Alabama — Huntsville
CCNE Accredited

University of Alabama — Birmingham
CCNE Accredited

University of Mobile — Mobile
CCNE Accredited

University of North Alabama — Florence
NLNAC Accredited

University of South Alabama — Mobile
CCNE Accredited

University of West Alabama — Livingston
NLNAC Accredited

Wallace State Community College — Hanceville
NLNAC Accredited

 

 

 

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