Alabama RN Programs

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Alabama RN Progarms

A registered nurse is a medical professional in charge of directly caring for patients for minor issues. This person assists a doctor in the way that he or she cares for a patient. An RN's duties can be as minimal as taking blood pressure readings to jobs as complex as overseeing the entire nursing operation for a clinic or hospital. Anyone who has a desire to help other people out on a regular basis, could find a career as an RN to be extremely rewarding.

RN programs in Alabama can range from a few months to four years in length, depending on what kind of degree is being pursued. An associate's degree in nursing may only take one to two years to complete, but a bachelor's degree typically takes four. Nurses with more education generally make more money.

Becoming an RN by Endorsement in Alabama

In order to become an RN by endorsement in Alabama, an individual must submit:

  • A completed RN by endorsement application
  • Payment to cover the application fees
  • Verification that he or she is currently licensed in another US state or territory
  • His or her official nursing school transcript in a sealed envelope from his or her nursing school
  • Proof that he or she has completed at least 24 contact hours of continuing education
  • Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence in the United States
  • If an individual wishing to work as RN who was educated in a foreign country must:

  • Have a US social security number
  • Have passed the NCLEX or the state boards
  • Submit a full course-by-course report from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
  • Becoming an RN by examination in Alabama

    In order to become an RN by examination in Alabama, an individual must:

    1. Submit the following:
      • A completed application
      • His or her official transcript
      • Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence in the United States
    2. Register to take the exam and pay the $200.00 fee
    3. Receive an Acknowledgement of Receipt of Registration from Pearson VUE
    4. Receive eligibility from the Alabama Board of Nursing
    5. Schedule an appointment to take the exam

    Reinstating an RN License

    An RN who was previous licensed in Alabama, but whose licensed has lapsed, can have his or her license reinstated by submitting:

    • A completed application for reinstatement
    • Payment to cover the reinstatement fee
    • Proof of having completed at least 24 contact hours

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    The Best RN Schools in Alabama

    By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Alabama residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

    Why Online RN Classes?

    Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

    Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

    Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.


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    3480 nursing students recently graduated from Alabama nursing schools.

    Alabama Board of Nursing
    770 Washington Avenue
    RSA Plaza, Suite 250
    Montgomery, AL 36130-3900
    Phone: (334) 242-4060
    Fax: (334) 242-4360

    Alabama State Nurses Association

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Other Schools with RN Programs in Alabama

Auburn University
107 Samford Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
Faulkner State Community College
1900 Highway 31 South
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Jefferson State Community College
2601 Carson Road
Birmingham, AL 35215
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
T A Lawson Community College
3060 Wilson Road, SW
Birmingham, AL 35221
University of Alabama
739 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35487
Snead State Community College
102 Elder Street P.O. Box 734
Boaz, AL 35957
Jefferson Davis Community College
P.O. Box 958
Brewton, AL 36427
Central Alabama Community College
34091 US Highway 280
Childersburg, AL 35044
Calhoun State Community College
6250 Hwy. 31 North
Decatur, AL 35671
John C Calhoun State Community College
6250 Hwy. 31 North
Decatur, AL 35671
G C Wallace State Community College
1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL 36303
University of North Alabama
One Harrison Plaza
Florence, AL 35632
Gadsden State Community College
1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden, AL 35903
G C Wallace State Community College
801 Main Street NW
Hanceville, AL 35077
Oakwood College
7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Huntsville, AL 35896
University of Alabama
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd. North
Jacksonville, AL 36265
University of West Alabama
UWA, Station 200
Livingston, AL 35470
Bishop State Community College
351 North Broad Street
Mobile, AL 36603
Spring Hill College
4000 Dauphin St.
Mobile, AL 36608
University of Mobile
5735 College Parkway
Mobile, AL 36613
University of South Alabama
307 North University Blvd #2000
Mobile, AL 36688
Alabama Southern Community College
Highway 21 South
Monroeville, AL 36461
Auburn University at Montgomery
P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124
Troy University
P.O. Drawer 4419
Montgomery, AL 36103
Northwest-Shoals Community College
800 George Wallace Blvd.
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Southern Union State Community College
1701 LaFayette Parkway
Opelika, AL 36801
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
2602 College Drive
Phenix City, AL 36869
Northwest - Shoals Community College
2080 College Road
Phil Campbell, AL 35881
Northeast Alabama State Community College
138 Ala Hwy 35
Rainsville, AL 35986
G C Wallace State Community College
3000 Earl Goodwin Pkwy.
Selma, AL 36703
Bevill State Community College
101 State Street
Sumiton, AL 35148
Troy University
601 University Avenue
Troy, AL 36081
Shelton State Community College
9500 Old Greensboro Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Stillman College
3601 Stillman Blvd.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Tuskegee University
1200 West Montgomery Road
Tuskegee, AL 36088

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