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

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 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-Campus & Online RN Schools

38 RN Schools in Alabama

Auburn University

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

Faulkner State Community College

Jefferson State Community College

Samford University

T A Lawson Community College

  • 3060 Wilson Road, SW Birmingham, AL 35221
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (205) 925-2515

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

Wallace Community College

University of North Alabama

Gadsden State Community College

Oakwood College

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Jacksonville State University

University of West Alabama

  • UWA, Station 200 Livingston, AL 35470
    Programs: ADN, RN

Bishop State Community College

Spring Hill College

University of Mobile

Alabama Southern Community College

  • Highway 21 South Monroeville, AL 36461
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (251) 575-3156

Auburn University at Montgomery

Troy University

Northwest-Shoals Community College

Southern Union State Community College

Lurleen B Wallace Community College

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

Troy University

Shelton State Community College

Stillman College

Tuskegee University