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9th Annual Alabama RN Program Rankings by RNCareers.org

To help nursing students in their search for a top RN program, the education experts at RNCareers.org publish their annual findings of the best nursing schools for both Alabama and the country. Schools ranked on our list have proven their ability to educate highly competent nurses.

To create our rankings, we evaluated 25 ADN degree programs and 15 BSN degree programs in Alabama. We obtained each institution’s first-time NCLEX-RN passing rates, the number of students taking the test, the program nursing accreditation and more. We then compared the results against other nursing programs in Alabama to provide our state rankings. View our methodology

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Best ADN Programs in Alabama

#1 Associate Degree in Nursing

Coastal Alabama CC (Alabama Southern)

94.91% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2800 South Alabama Avenue, , AL - 36460
  • 2515753156
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 94.91%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty:
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: N/A
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: N/A
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: N/A
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

Coastal Alabama CC (Southern State) provides ADN, LPN, and a Mobility (LPN and paramedic to ADN) degrees similar to its brethren in James H Faulkner State. 

Ranking as one of the top nursing colleges in the state, Coastal Alabama CC aims to provide quality, patient-centered nursing education to produce nurses who can effectively integrate evidence-based practices to provide compassionate, patient-centered care when they graduate. 

The school prides itself in its highly sophisticated simulation labs designed to provide guided yet autonomous learning in a safe and controlled environment. The labs allow nursing students to develop their skills in various areas like critical thinking, clinical judgment, teamwork, communication, prioritization, etc.

The highly competitive nursing program at Coastal Alabama CC encourages students to constantly better themselves and redefine new limits for themselves. The school also provides financial aid in different forms to encourage students and ensure that finance doesn’t interfere with getting a quality education.

#2 Associate Degree in Nursing

George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

93.50% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 801 Main St NW, Hanceville, AL - 35077-2000
  • (256) 352-8000
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 93.50%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 123
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,860
  • Book and Supplies: $1,600
  • Percent Received Aid: 80%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,976
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 45%

Wallace State Community College is located in Hanceville, Alabama, and they offer both an LPN and an RN program. The Wallace State Department of Nursing's goal is to produce nursing graduates "who are dedicated and exceptional healthcare providers committed to transforming the lives of patients, families, and the community."  Wallace State Community College also has an articulation agreement with University of Alabama, which allows its graduates to pursue their bachelor's or master's degree of nursing.

#3 Associate Degree in Nursing

Coastal Alabama CC (James H Faulkner State)

92.90% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1900 U S Highway 31 South, Bay Minette, AL - 36507-2698
  • (251) 580-2100
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 92.90%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 169
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,860
  • Book and Supplies: $1,500
  • Percent Received Aid: 86%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,217
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 19%

Coastal Alabama Community College is located in Bay Minette, Alabama and is known to have one of the lowest tuition rates in Alabama. It is a is a public community college with nine campuses across southern Alabama. The current nursing school was established in 2017 through the consolidation of Alabama Southern Community College, Faulkner State Community College, and Jefferson Davis Community College.  They offer a number of nursing programs - an LPN program, a nursing mobility program (LPN to RN), and an RN program. Nursing graduates from Faulkner State Community College are prepared to be critical thinkers, practicing safely and effectively in a variety of healthcare settings.

Aiming to provide quality, affordable educational opportunities through a variety of instructional strategies, the nursing school offers two highly sophisticated simulation labs and has integrated Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) and National League of Nursing (NLN) into their philosophy in order to provide quality nursing education that is in-step with the ever-changing global healthcare scenario.

By offering various nursing academic paths to earn an RN degree, Coastal Alabama Community College offers nursing students a way to earn a highly sought after nursing degree from one of the top educational institutions in the state.

Undergraduate Programs - Associate Degree Nursing (RN) is a full-time day course that runs for a total of five semesters. However, students who successfully complete the first three semesters or 45 credit hours are awarded with a Practical Nursing (PN) certificate and can take the licensure examination to become an LPN. After successful completion of the five-semester program, students will be awarded an ADN, and will be eligible to take the licensure exam to become an RN.

The Practical Nursing (LPN) Certificate Program is also a full-time day course, this program runs for three semesters, and students will be eligible to take the licensure exam to become an LPN. Alternatively, graduates of this program can also apply for the Mobility (LPN to RN) program so as to complete the associate degree in nursing after they pass their NCLEX-RN.

Their Mobility LPN and Paramedics to ADN program is a day program designed for current Alabama licensed LPNs and Paramedics who want to complete their ADN.

#4 Associate Degree in Nursing

Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus

91.50% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 3060 Wilson Rd SW, Birmingham, AL - 35221-1717
  • (205) 925-2515
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.50%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 79
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,860
  • Book and Supplies: $2,300
  • Percent Received Aid: 97%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,130
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 21%

Lawson State Community College is located in Birmingham, Alabama; there is also a campus in Bessemer, Alabama for an evening RN program.  The school boasts that their nursing program is competitive and prestigious - and difficult to gain entrance.  Although their is a minimum GPA requirement, it is recommended to maintain a high GPA and perform at a high level in all science courses.  It is even recommended that their students take additional biology classes to ready themselves for their nursing program - classes that are not required for the nursing program.

#5 Associate Degree in Nursing

Coastal Alabama CC (Jefferson Davis)

91.35% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 220 Alco Dr, , AL - 36426
  • 2518674832
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.35%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty:
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: N/A
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: N/A
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: N/A
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
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Coastal Alabama CC (Jefferson Davis) is passionate when it comes to developing quality nursing professionals who provide compassionate, patient-centered care and can lead the way when it comes to developing nursing practice. The educational programs here are supportive of the students, inclusive, and affordable.

The high-fidelity simulation labs help students develop high competencies when it comes to nursing skills before they go out to the field. The students also practice in hospitals with highly-trained faculties and further perfect their skills and knowledge before attaining their degree as nursing professionals.

The alumni praise the small class sizes and close knit community at Coastal Alabama CC that helped them develop the much needed confidence and gave them a safe space to learn. Small class sizes mean that the instructors know most if not all the students, and everyone is treated equally, and everyone is welcomed and cared for.

Undergraduate Programs: The college offers an Associate Degree Nursing program that prepares students to practice as competent RNs after successfully completing their NCLEX-RN exam.

There is also a Practical Nursing (LPN) program that can either be studied on its own or students can take their Practical Nursing Certificate upon the completion of their third semester. The students with this certificate are eligible to take the practical nursing licensure exam for LPNs.

What’s more is that Coastal Alabama offers a mobility LPN to ADN degree for those with a LPN or other paramedic license who want to take a chance and become RNs.

#6 Associate Degree in Nursing

Southern Union State Community College

91.10% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 750 Roberts St, Wadley, AL - 36276
  • (256) 395-2211
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.10%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 93
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,860
  • Book and Supplies: $1,400
  • Percent Received Aid: 95%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,831
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 24%

Southern Union State Community College has multiple campuses in Alabama- Wadley, Opelika, and Valley.  The RN school is housed on the Opelika campus.  Their RN program is unique in that it offers mobility programs for not just LPNs seeking to become RNs, but also paramedics seeking to become RNs.

#7 Associate Degree in Nursing

Herzing University-Birmingham

90.10% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 280 West Valley Ave, Birmingham, AL - 35209
  • (205) 916-2800
Nurse Admin: ,
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 90.10%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 15
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: N/A
  • Book and Supplies: $9,243
  • Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,767
  • Percent Admitted: 92%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 63%
  • Graduation Rate: 22%

This non-profit, private institution has committed itself to meet the growing demand for credible registered nurses in the state of Alabama. With its state-of-the art technologies that nursing students use to garner competence nursing skills, and high-fidelity simulation labs, Herzing University is well on its way to bridge the gap between demand and supply of skilled nursing personnel in the area. The simulation labs mimic real-life scenarios so that students learn to develop nursing core competencies in a controlled environment before moving on to clinical practice.

The university also offers clinical education opportunities at multiple sites for the students so that they can put the skills they learn in labs and knowledge they get in class to use in real health care sites under the guidance of skilled instructors. They also offer grants and financial aid to help students attain quality education without financial burden.

Undergraduate programs: Herzing offers an Associate of Science in Nursing degree in addition to its two year Birmingham Associate in Nursing Program. The Associate in Nursing Program allows students to take both online general education classes with core on-campus courses to prepare for the NCLEX-RN and become a licensed RN. Along with that they also have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing course. All of these courses prepare students to become highly skilled and credible licensed RNs.

The University also has a 16 months long LPN-to-RN bridge program that elevates the competency level of LPN nurses so that they can get their license to practice as RNs as well.

#8 Associate Degree in Nursing

University of West Alabama

University of West Alabama

89.00% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • Station One, Livingston, AL - 35470
  • (205) 652-3400
Nurse Admin: Mary Hanks, EdD, MSN, RN, CNL, CNE
Title: Chairperson
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 89.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 125
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $10,990
  • Book and Supplies: $1,216
  • Percent Received Aid: 96%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,500
  • Percent Admitted: 93%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 15%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%

#9 Associate Degree in Nursing

Jefferson State Community College

88.40% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2601 Carson Rd, Birmingham, AL - 35215-3098
  • (205) 853-1200
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 88.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 131
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,920
  • Book and Supplies: $1,552
  • Percent Received Aid: 78%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,454
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 16%

Established in 1965, the Jefferson State Community College Nursing aims to provide full and equal access to opportunities for education so that the graduates go on to practice safe, competent, patient-centred care in the ever-changing global health care system.

Jefferson State CC uses educational methods that are current and supportive of the students in the teaching and learning environment. The nursing students here are guided by the values and philosophy that reflect the competencies from the QSEN and NLN.

The college houses a state-of-the art simulation lab where students learn to practice the real-life skills they learnt in the classroom, ranging from giving injections to patient handling and communication. They also go on to practice at actual hospitals under the guidance of experienced facilitators to ensure that they are competent enough to tackle most if not all kinds of situations pertaining to healthcare.

Undergraduate programs: The college offers the Associated Nursing Program at four locations; Birmingham, Hoover, Clanton, and Pell City, Alabama.

In addition to that, they also offer a traditional BSN program and also a joint enrolment program with UAB which allows you to graduate with a double degree from a single course.

This community college also believes that finance should not act as a barrier between a great mind and quality education. Jefferson State CC offers a wide variety of aid, grants, scholarships, loans, and work studies to assist students overcome their financial barrier and focus on learning to serve the community better.

#10 Associate Degree in Nursing

George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan

87.80% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1141 Wallace Drive, Dothan, AL - 36303-9234
  • (334) 983-3521
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 87.80%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 129
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,800
  • Book and Supplies: $1,200
  • Percent Received Aid: 91%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,705
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 29%

#11 Associate Degree in Nursing

Chattahoochee Valley State Community College

86.30% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2602 College Drive, Phenix City, AL - 36869
  • (334) 291-4900
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 86.30%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 42
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,936
  • Book and Supplies: $800
  • Percent Received Aid: 96%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,329
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 22%

#11 Associate Degree in Nursing

John C Calhoun State Community College

86.30% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 6250 U S Highway 31 N, Tanner, AL - 35671
  • (256) 306-2500
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 86.30%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 153
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,940
  • Book and Supplies: $2,650
  • Percent Received Aid: 80%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,738
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 29%

This community college is fueled by the need of competent nurses in the community. It was estimated that the need for RNs is expected to grow by 15% in the next five years, and the recent pandemic has taught us exactly how important it is to have adequate nurses working to save lives every day. 

The nursing program at John C Calhoun Stat CC is designed to teach the students how to think critically and adapt to the ever-changing healthcare environment. They are taught life-saving skills that enable them to provide the best compassionate care possible. The nursing graduates from this college have gone on to work in several healthcare settings including hospitals, physicians’ offices, schools, home health, and community. The multiple courses comprising a plethora of subjects and skill sets enable the students to tackle any kind of situation and bring out the best in them.

Undergraduate programs: The college has teamed up with the University of Alabama in Huntsville to create a dual degree program (ADN/BSN) which awards the students with both the degrees in a span of nine semesters if they are eligible to enroll at both the colleges.

There is also a Practical Nursing (PN) certificate that is awarded to students who successfully complete the first three semesters of the ADN curriculum plan and they are eligible to give the NCLEX-PN exam.

The associate degree takes a total of five semesters, upon the completion of which the students can give the NCLEX-RN exam and practice as licensed RNs.

In addition to this, they also offer a RN bridge program for registered LPNs who wish to get their RN license.

Best BSN Programs in Alabama

#1 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Auburn University

College of Nursing

98.56% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL - 36849
  • (334) 844-4000
Nurse Admin: Gregg Newschwander, PhD, RN
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 98.56%
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 1699
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $11,826
  • Book and Supplies: $1,200
  • Percent Received Aid: 74%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,809
  • Percent Admitted: 85%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 32%
  • Graduation Rate: 79%

#2 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Alabama

Capstone College of Nursing

97.70% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL - 35487-0100
  • (205) 348-6010
Nurse Admin: Suzanne S. Prevost, PhD, RN, FAAN
Title: Dean and Professor
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 97.70%
  • Programs: CNL, Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Bachelor, MSN, MSN to DNP, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 1517
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $11,620
  • Book and Supplies: $800
  • Percent Received Aid: 85%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $13,788
  • Percent Admitted: 80%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 20%
  • Graduation Rate: 72%

#3 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of North Alabama

Anderson College of Nursing

94.67% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • One Harrison Plaza, Florence, AL - 35632-0001
  • (256) 765-4100
Nurse Admin: Tera R Kirkman, EdD, RN
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 94.67%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, Bachelor, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 272
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $10,620
  • Book and Supplies: $1,500
  • Percent Received Aid: 96%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $7,265
  • Percent Admitted: 83%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 41%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%

#4 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Alabama at Birmingham

School of Nursing

94.52% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, AL - 35294-0110
  • (205) 934-4011
Nurse Admin: Maria Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FACHE, FNAP, FAAN
Title: Professor and Associate Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 94.52%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, CNL, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Award Levels: Accelerated MSN, Bachelor, BSN to PhD, MSN, MSN to DNP

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 2544
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $8,568
  • Book and Supplies: $1,200
  • Percent Received Aid: 96%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $9,344
  • Percent Admitted: 81%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 26%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%

#5 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Alabama in Huntsville

College of Nursing

93.60% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 301 Sparkman Dr, Huntsville, AL - 35899
  • (256) 824-6120
Nurse Admin: Karen H. Frith, PhD, RNI CNE, NEA-BC
Title: Dean and Professor
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 93.60%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 353
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $11,488
  • Book and Supplies: $2,300
  • Percent Received Aid: 96%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $10,188
  • Percent Admitted: 77%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 30%
  • Graduation Rate: 57%

#6 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Samford University

Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing

92.57% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL - 35229-2240
  • (205) 726-2011
Nurse Admin: Melondie R. Carter, PhD, RN
Title: Dean and Professor
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 92.57%
  • Programs: Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, Nursing Administration, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 362
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,000
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $17,676
  • Percent Admitted: 84%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 30%
  • Graduation Rate: 77%

#7 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of South Alabama

College of Nursing

90.83% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 307 N University Blvd, Mobile, AL - 36688-0002
  • (251) 460-6101
Nurse Admin: Heather R. Hall, PhD, RNC, NNP-BC
Title: Dean and Professor
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 90.83%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, CNL, Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, Accelerated MSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 801
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $8,756
  • Book and Supplies: $1,300
  • Percent Received Aid: 95%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,523
  • Percent Admitted: 73%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 27%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%

#8 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jacksonville State University

Lurleen B. Wallace College of Nursing

90.62% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, AL - 36265
  • (256) 782-5781
Nurse Admin: Betsy D. Gulledge, PhD, RN, CNE, NEA-BC
Title: Associate Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 90.62%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 348
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $11,120
  • Book and Supplies: $1,196
  • Percent Received Aid: 99%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $7,307
  • Percent Admitted: 64%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 19%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%

#9 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Troy University - Troy

Troy University

90.12% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • University Avenue, Troy, AL - 36082-0001
  • (334) 670-3100
Nurse Admin: Jeffery Forehand, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNE
Title: Director, School of Nursing
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 90.12%
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Leadership, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor, MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 482
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $9,312
  • Book and Supplies: $1,300
  • Percent Received Aid: 94%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,173
  • Percent Admitted: 92%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 29%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%

#10 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

South University-Montgomery

88.89% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 5355 Vaughn Rd, Montgomery, AL - 36116
  • (334) 395-8800
Nurse Admin: ,
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 88.89%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Nursing Administration, Nursing Informatics, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 4
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,500
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,373
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 14%

#11 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Spring Hill College

Division of Nursing

86.36% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 4000 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL - 36608-1791
  • (251) 380-4000
Nurse Admin: Erin Sheppard, DNR APRN, FNP-BC
Title: Chair
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 86.36%
  • Programs: CNL, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 77
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,750
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $32,798
  • Percent Admitted: 54%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 17%
  • Graduation Rate: 57%

Overview of RN Programs in Alabama

  • There are 40 nursing schools in Alabama. The CCNE accredits 11 nursing schools and the ACEN accredits 28 schools in Alabama.
  • Typically, an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) will take between 18 to 24 months to complete, and a Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN) will take about 4 years to complete.
  • The average NCLEX passing rate range for ADN students in Alabama is between 59.88% and 98.68%.
  • The average NCLEX passing rate range for BSN students in Alabama is between 59.65% and 95.88%.
  • The average annual salary for registered nurses is between $52,080 to $111,220 a year.
  • Registered Nurses (RN) throughout the country and in Alabama can expect a favorable job growth of 15 percent from 2016 to 2026 which much faster than the average for all occupations.

About Nursing Schools in Alabama

In our Alabama RN program guide, find rankings for both ADN and BSN Degree programs, tuition costs, NCLEX passing rates, and more. Research key Alabama RN Program information to help you compare program metrics and to apply to best RN program for your career in nursing.
In the State of Alabama, nurses are helping to change the face of healthcare. To ensure that they have the best education and preparation for future health care challenges, registered nurses need to graduate from a state-approved associate's degree in nursing program or a BSN degree program.

Nurses who graduate from an RN program can obtain certification in over 100 nursing specialties, go on to earn an RN to BSN or RN to MSN degree.

BSN degree holders have options to earn an Advance Practice Register Nursing (APRN) degree and become a Nurse Practitioner (NP), or earn an advanced degree for a career in any number of nursing leadership roles such Nurse Educator or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Nursing Programs Offered by Alabama Nursing Schools

  • Registered Nursing: 40
  • Family Nurse Practitioner: 9
  • CNL: 4
  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: 3
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: 3
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: 3
  • Nursing Informatics: 2
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: 2
  • Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: 2
  • Nurse Educator: 2
  • Nursing Administration: 2
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: 2
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner: 2
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner: 2
  • Nursing Leadership: 1
  • Nurse Anesthetist: 1
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner: 1

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Compare RN Programs ADN BSN
Number of Nursing Programs 26 16
Average NCLEX Passing Rate 81.98% 85.70%
NCLEX Passing Rate Range 59.88% to 98.68% 59.65% to 95.88%

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

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