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Alabama RN Programs

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:

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

Additional Resources

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

The Best RN Schools in Alabama

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, 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 discussion forums 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.

Alabama RN Resources on

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

Other AL Schools with RN Programs

Alabama Southern Community College
Highway 21 South
Monroeville, Alabama 36461
Auburn University
107 Samford Hall
Auburn, Alabama 36849
Auburn University at Montgomery
7300 University Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
Bevill State Community College
101 State Street
Sumiton, Alabama 35148
Bishop State Community College
351 North Broad Street
Mobile, Alabama 36603
Calhoun Community College
6250 Hwy. 31 North
Decatur, Alabama 35671
Central Alabama Community College
34091 US Highway 280
Childersburg, Alabama 35044
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
2602 College Drive
Phenix City, Alabama 36869
Faulkner State Community College
1900 Highway 31 South
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507
G C Wallace State Community College
3000 Earl Goodwin Pkwy.
Selma, Alabama 36703
G C Wallace State Community College
801 Main Street NW
Hanceville, Alabama 35077
Gadsden State Community College
1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden, Alabama 35903
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd. North
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265
Jefferson Davis Community College
220 Alco Drive
Brewton, Alabama 36426
Jefferson State Community College
2601 Carson Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35215
Lurleen B Wallace Community College
1708 N. Main Street
Opp, Alabama 36467
Northeast Alabama State Community College
138 Ala Hwy 35
Rainsville, Alabama 35986
Northwest-Shoals Community College
2080 College Road
Phil Campbell, Alabama 35881
Northwest-Shoals Community College
800 George Wallace Blvd.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661
Oakwood College
7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Huntsville, Alabama 35896
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35229
Shelton State Community College
9500 Old Greensboro Road
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405
Snead State Community College
102 Elder Street P.O. Box 734
Boaz, Alabama 35957
Southern Union State Community College
1701 LaFayette Parkway
Opelika, Alabama 36801
Spring Hill College
4000 Dauphin St.
Mobile, Alabama 36608
Stillman College
3601 Stillman Blvd.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
T A Lawson Community College
3060 Wilson Road, SW
Birmingham, Alabama 35221
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35899
Troy University
231 Montgomery Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36103
Troy University
601 University Avenue
Troy, Alabama 36081