RN Programs in Alabama

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

RN Schools Near You & Online in Alabama

Auburn University

  • 107 Samford Hall Auburn, AL 36849
    Programs: BSN, RN
    (334) 844-4650

Faulkner State Community College

University of Alabama

  • 739 University Blvd Birmingham, AL 35487
    Programs: Accelerated MSN, BSN, Clinical Nurse Leader, Health Information Management-Bachelor's, Nuclear Medicine Tech, Nurse Anesthetist, Nursing PhD, Physician Assistant, Radiation Therapy, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (205) 348-6010

T A Lawson Community College

Samford University

Jefferson State Community College

  • 2601 Carson Road Birmingham, AL 35215
    Programs: ADN, EMT Paramedic, Radiography, RN
    (205) 853-1200

Snead State Community College

  • 102 Elder Street P.O. Box 734 Boaz, AL 35957
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (256) 593-5120

Jefferson Davis Community College

  • 220 Alco Drive Brewton, AL 36426
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (251) 867-4832

Central Alabama Community College

Calhoun Community College

  • 6250 Hwy. 31 North Decatur, AL 35671
    Programs: ADN, CNA, EMT Paramedic, LPN, RN
    (256) 306-2500

Wallace Community College

  • 1141 Wallace Drive Dothan, AL 36303
    Programs: ADN, EMT Paramedic, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (334) 983-3521

University of North Alabama

Gadsden State Community College

  • 1001 George Wallace Dr Gadsden, AL 35903
    Programs: ADN, CNA, EMT Paramedic, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (256) 549-8200

G C Wallace State Community College

  • 801 Main Street NW Hanceville, AL 35077
    Programs: ADN, EMT Paramedic, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, Medical Assistant, Radiography, RN, Sonography
    (866) 350-9722

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Oakwood College

Jacksonville State University

University of West Alabama

Spring Hill College

University of South Alabama

  • 307 North University Blvd #2000 Mobile, AL 36688
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, Accelerated MSN, BSN, BSN to DNP, Clinical Nurse Leader, DNP, EMT Paramedic, Physician Assistant, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (251) 460-7149

University of Mobile

Bishop State Community College

  • 351 North Broad Street Mobile, AL 36603
    Programs: ADN, EMT Paramedic, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, RN
    (251)405-7000

Alabama Southern Community College

Troy University

Auburn University at Montgomery

Northwest-Shoals Community College

Southern Union State Community College

  • 1701 LaFayette Parkway Opelika, AL 36801
    Programs: ADN, CNA, EMT Paramedic, Radiography, RN
    (334) 745-6437

Lurleen B Wallace Community College

  • 1708 N. Main Street Opp, AL 36467
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN, Sonography
    (334) 493-3573

Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Northwest-Shoals Community College

Northeast Alabama State Community College

G C Wallace State Community College

  • 3000 Earl Goodwin Pkwy. Selma, AL 36703
    Programs: ADN, LPN, RN
    (334) 876-9227

Bevill State Community College

  • 101 State Street Sumiton, AL 35148
    Programs: ADN, EMT Paramedic, LPN, RN
    (205) 648-3271

Troy University

Shelton State Community College

Stillman College

University of Alabama – Capstone College of Nursing

Tuskegee University