Best Ranked 30 RN
Programs in Alabama

RN Programs in Alabama

Ranked RN and BSN Programs in Alabama

After evaluating 1,209 ADN, 794 BSN, 2,022 campus and 383 online RN programs, we ranked RN programs against criteria nurses found to be most valuabale. We spent $27,700 on this unique list that has helped more than 3,000 nurses apply to the right program for their career goals. Find NCLEX passing scores, tuition rates, nursing program accreidtation, institution accreditation and more. Expore our RN-ADN and RN-BSN rankings for Alabama in the listings below.

RN Programs - Alabama SealIn the State of Alabama, nurses are helping to change the face of healthcare. To ensure that nurses have the best education and preparation for future health care challenges, nurses need to graduate from a state-approved registered nursing program. A future nurse must pass the NCLEX-RN exam through Pearson VUE while applying to the Alabama Board of Nursing. Nurses need to submit documentation to prove their U.S. citizenship and pay an $85 application fee. They must also complete twenty-four contact hours of continuing education every two years.

[state_name] Best Ranked RN Programs in by RNCareers.org

Ranked Schools : 30

Evaluated Schools : 45

RN Programs in Alabama

Alabama's goal is to educate competent nurses and to provide the best health care possible to patients. To become an RN in the state of Alabama, nurses must expand their ability to help patients and build on the knowledge they have gained from school or as a practicing CNA or LPN. Alabama RN programs require completion of the following classes:
  • Community nursing in elderly populations
  • Health promotion
  • Nursing theories and the family
  • Ethics in nursing
  • Psychiatric and mental health nursing
  • Nursing research
  • Nursing leadership
  • Medical and informational technologies
All of these classes offer unique information that will help enrich knowledge and growth as a nurse.
See our methodology for ranking ADN and BSN programs.

RANKED 1

James H Faulkner State Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.9385198.77%

James H Faulkner State Community College

  • 1900 US Hwy 31 S, Bay Minette, AL - 36507-2698
  • (251) 580-2100

James H Faulkner State Community College is located in Bay Minette, Alabama and is known to have the lowest tuition rate in Alabama.  They offer various types of nursing programs – an LPN program, a nursing mobility program (LPN to RN), and an RN program.  Nurses who are graduates of Faulkner State Community College are prepared to be critical thinkers, practicing safely and effectively in a variety of healthcare settings.

  • Campus: Bay Minette, AL
  • Net Price: $7,385.00
  • Enrollment: 4,362
  • Transfer Out Rate: 57.70%
  • Loan Default Rate: 16.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 76.76%
  • Graduation Rate: 10.00%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,500.00
  • Median Payment: $57.43
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 2

Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.9065198.13%

Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus

  • 3060 Wilson Rd SW, Birmingham, AL - 35221-1717
  • (205) 925-2515

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.

  • Campus: Birmingham, AL
  • Net Price: $7,375.00
  • Enrollment: 3,028
  • Transfer Out Rate: 41.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 35.72%
  • Graduation Rate: 18.50%
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 3

George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.48189.60%

George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

  • 801 Main St NW, Hanceville, AL - 35077-2000
  • (256) 352-8000

Wallace State Community College is located in Hanceville, Alabama.  They offer both an LPN and an RN program on their campus.  Their RN program prepares its graduates for any entry level nursing position.  Ultimately, the Wallace State Department of Nursing's goal is to produce 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.

  • Campus: Hanceville, AL
  • Net Price: $6,381.00
  • Enrollment: 5,281
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21.80%
  • Loan Default Rate: 21.30%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 2.18%
  • Graduation Rate: 19.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $8,000.00
  • Median Payment: $83.53
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 4

Shelton State Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.465189.30%

Shelton State Community College

  • 9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL - 35405-8522
  • (205) 391-2211

Shelton State Community College is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  They offer both a traditional RN program and an LPN to RN program; they also offer an LPN program.  Shelton State Community College prides itself on being the first full-time and evening practical nursing program in the state of Alabama.  The college also advertises it's SOAR institute – Student Opportunities for Achievement and Resources.  This institute housed within the college assists students with general education courses and offers the use of computers for student use.

  • Campus: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Net Price: $8,666.00
  • Enrollment: 5,068
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 17.03%
  • Graduation Rate: 8.20%
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 5

Southern Union State Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.2935185.87%

Southern Union State Community College

  • 750 Roberts St, Wadley, AL - 36276
  • (256) 395-2211

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.

  • Campus: Wadley, AL
  • Net Price: $8,146.00
  • Enrollment: 4,805
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.60%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 30.09%
  • Graduation Rate: 14.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,491.00
  • Median Payment: $57.33
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 6

Herzing University-Birmingham RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.23184.60%

Herzing University-Birmingham

  • 280 West Valley Ave, Birmingham, AL - 35209
  • (205) 916-2800

  • Campus: Birmingham, AL
  • Net Price: $22,526.00
  • Enrollment: 320
  • Loan Default Rate: 16.90%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 13.08%
  • Graduation Rate: 17.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $14,471.00
  • Median Payment: $151.09
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 7

Bishop State Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.2215184.43%

Bishop State Community College

  • 351 North Broad Street, Mobile, AL - 36603-5898
  • (251) 405-7000

  • Campus: Mobile, AL
  • Net Price: $5,105.00
  • Enrollment: 3,896
  • Transfer Out Rate: 9.00%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 55.12%
  • Graduation Rate: 11.00%
  • Median Borrowing: $1,325.00
  • Median Payment: $13.83
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 8

Northwest-Shoals Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.21184.20%

Northwest-Shoals Community College

  • 800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, AL - 35661
  • (256) 331-5200

  • Campus: Muscle Shoals, AL
  • Net Price: $4,871.00
  • Enrollment: 3,854
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21.60%
  • Loan Default Rate: 26.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -4.77%
  • Graduation Rate: 12.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,500.00
  • Median Payment: $57.43
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 9

Bevill State Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.2184.00%

Bevill State Community College

  • 1411 Indiana Avenue, Jasper, AL - 35501
  • (205) 387-0511

  • Campus: Jasper, AL
  • Net Price: $8,219.00
  • Enrollment: 3,490
  • Transfer Out Rate: 22.30%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 9.85%
  • Graduation Rate: 13.90%
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 10

Jefferson Davis Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.1185182.37%

Jefferson Davis Community College

  • 220 Alco Dr, Brewton, AL - 36426
  • (251) 867-4832

  • Campus: Brewton, AL
  • Net Price: $4,108.00
  • Enrollment: 1,091
  • Transfer Out Rate: 15.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 45.06%
  • Graduation Rate: 29.50%
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 11

Jefferson State Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.1085182.17%

Jefferson State Community College

  • 2601 Carson Rd, Birmingham, AL - 35215-3098
  • (205) 853-1200

  • Campus: Birmingham, AL
  • Net Price: $8,355.00
  • Enrollment: 8,542
  • Transfer Out Rate: 25.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 16.60%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 0.35%
  • Graduation Rate: 6.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $4,500.00
  • Median Payment: $46.99
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 12

George C Wallace State Community College-Selma RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.0935181.87%

George C Wallace State Community College-Selma

  • 3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway, Selma, AL - 36703-2808
  • (334) 876-9227

  • Campus: Selma, AL
  • Net Price: $8,571.00
  • Enrollment: 1,745
  • Transfer Out Rate: 6.70%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -9.23%
  • Graduation Rate: 24.80%
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 13

George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.075181.50%

George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan

  • 1141 Wallace Drive, Dothan, AL - 36303-9234
  • (334) 983-3521

  • Campus: Dothan, AL
  • Net Price: $2,651.00
  • Enrollment: 4,686
  • Transfer Out Rate: 12.80%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 3.88%
  • Graduation Rate: 14.90%
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 14

Troy University RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: 4.0685181.37%

Troy University

  • University Avenue, Troy, AL - 36082-0001
  • (334) 670-3100

Troy University is located in Troy, Alabama.  Their RN to BSN program is unique in that they have a pathway that segues the nurse directly into an MSN program, allowing the nurse to continue for their advanced degree immediately following completion of their BSN degree.  Also unique is that the student has the option of taking the majority of their coursework online.

  • Campus: Troy, AL
  • Net Price: $10,292.00
  • Enrollment: 16,316
  • Transfer Out Rate: 34.70%
  • Loan Default Rate: 13.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 3.36%
  • Graduation Rate: 35.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $21,204.00
  • Median Payment: $221.39
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 15

Chattahoochee Valley Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.04180.80%

Chattahoochee Valley Community College

  • 2602 College Drive, Phenix City, AL - 36869
  • (334) 291-4900

  • Campus: Phenix City, AL
  • Net Price: $1,565.00
  • Enrollment: 1,837
  • Transfer Out Rate: 0.40%
  • Loan Default Rate: 14.90%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 567.16%
  • Graduation Rate: 13.40%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,913.00
  • Median Payment: $40.86
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 16

University of West Alabama RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.0235180.47%

University of West Alabama

  • Station One, Livingston, AL - 35470
  • (205) 652-3400

  • Campus: Livingston, AL
  • Net Price: $13,231.00
  • Enrollment: 1,999
  • Transfer Out Rate: 34.40%
  • Loan Default Rate: 9.60%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 6.81%
  • Graduation Rate: 29.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $14,000.00
  • Median Payment: $146.18
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 17

Snead State Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4180.00%

Snead State Community College

  • 102 Elder Street, Boaz, AL - 35957-0734
  • (256) 593-5120

  • Campus: Boaz, AL
  • Net Price: $4,670.00
  • Enrollment: 2,295
  • Transfer Out Rate: 18.10%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 23.19%
  • Graduation Rate: 32.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $2,250.00
  • Median Payment: $23.49
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 18

John C Calhoun State Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 3.935178.70%

John C Calhoun State Community College

  • 6250 U S Highway 31 N, Tanner, AL - 35671
  • (256) 306-2500

  • Campus: Tanner, AL
  • Net Price: $4,864.00
  • Enrollment: 11,186
  • Transfer Out Rate: 15.50%
  • Loan Default Rate: 23.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -7.16%
  • Graduation Rate: 13.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,501.00
  • Median Payment: $57.44
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 19

Lurleen B Wallace Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 3.9165178.33%

Lurleen B Wallace Community College

  • 1000 Dannelly Blvd., Andalusia, AL - 36420-1418
  • (334) 222-6591

  • Campus: Andalusia, AL
  • Net Price: $8,715.00
  • Enrollment: 1,570
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 85.43%
  • Graduation Rate: 20.60%
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 20

Gadsden State Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 3.8035176.07%

Gadsden State Community College

  • 1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, AL - 35903
  • (256) 549-8200

  • Campus: Gadsden, AL
  • Net Price: $5,341.00
  • Enrollment: 5,797
  • Transfer Out Rate: 14.60%
  • Loan Default Rate: 28.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 2.77%
  • Graduation Rate: 14.40%
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 21

Central Alabama Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 3.6915173.83%

Central Alabama Community College

  • 1675 Cherokee Rd, Alexander City, AL - 35010
  • (256) 234-6346

  • Campus: Alexander City, AL
  • Net Price: $6,821.00
  • Enrollment: 1,906
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 26.30%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 115.99%
  • Graduation Rate: 9.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $8,000.00
  • Median Payment: $83.53
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 22

Virginia College-Montgomery RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 3.6635173.27%

Virginia College-Montgomery

  • 6200 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL - 36117-2800
  • (3.3) 427-7E+13

  • Campus: Montgomery, AL
  • Net Price: $11,763.00
  • Enrollment: 656
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.20%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: -15.42%
  • Graduation Rate: 7.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $12,541.00
  • Median Payment: $130.94
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 23

Northeast Alabama Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 3.6615173.23%

Northeast Alabama Community College

  • 138 Highway 35, Rainsville, AL - 35986
  • (2.0) 563-8E+13

  • Campus: Rainsville, AL
  • Net Price: $2,717.00
  • Enrollment: 2,834
  • Transfer Out Rate: 14.50%
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.60%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 84.33%
  • Graduation Rate: 24.00%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,500.00
  • Median Payment: $36.54
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 24

Alabama Southern Community College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 3.5885171.77%

Alabama Southern Community College

  • 2800 South Alabama Avenue, Monroeville, AL - 36460
  • (2.5) 157-5E+13

  • Campus: Monroeville, AL
  • Net Price: $4,553.00
  • Enrollment: 1,349
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 30.98%
  • Graduation Rate: 23.40%
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 25

Virginia College-Birmingham RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 3.1765163.53%

Virginia College-Birmingham

  • 488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, AL - 35209
  • (2.0) 580-2E+13

  • Campus: Birmingham, AL
  • Net Price: $11,302.00
  • Enrollment: 3,741
  • Transfer Out Rate: 2.20%
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: ACICS
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: -49.37%
  • Graduation Rate: 57.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $12,541.00
  • Median Payment: $130.94
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 26

Judson College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 2.695153.90%

Judson College

  • 302 Bibb St, Marion, AL - 36756
  • (334) 683-5100

  • Campus: Marion, AL
  • Net Price: $17,329.00
  • Enrollment: 347
  • Loan Default Rate: 11.70%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 1.84%
  • Graduation Rate: 40.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $18,387.00
  • Median Payment: $191.98
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 27

ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 2.625152.50%

ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer

  • 6270 Park South Drive, Bessemer, AL - 35022
  • (205) 497-5700

  • Campus: Bessemer, AL
  • Net Price: $22,795.00
  • Enrollment: 538
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 8.35%
  • Graduation Rate: 33.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $23,217.00
  • Median Payment: $242.41
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 28

Fortis College-Montgomery RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 2.5150.00%

Fortis College-Montgomery

  • 3470 Eastdale Cir, Montgomery, AL - 36117
  • (334) 244-1827

  • Campus: Montgomery, AL
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 29

ITT Technical Institute-Madison RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 2.4425148.85%

ITT Technical Institute-Madison

  • 9238 Madison Blvd, Ste 500, Madison, AL - 35758
  • (256) 542-2900

  • Campus: Madison, AL
  • Net Price: $23,735.00
  • Enrollment: 372
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 7.13%
  • Median Borrowing: $23,217.00
  • Median Payment: $242.41
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 30

ITT Technical Institute-Mobile RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 1.3525127.05%

ITT Technical Institute-Mobile

  • 3100 Cottage Hill Rd Bldg 3, Mobile, AL - 36606
  • (251) 472-4760

  • Campus: Mobile, AL
  • Net Price: $22,891.00
  • Enrollment: 690
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 11.04%
  • Graduation Rate: 28.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $23,217.00
  • Median Payment: $242.41
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED N/A

University of Mobile RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: N/A

University of Mobile

  • 5735 College Parkway Drive, Mobile, AL - 36613-2842
  • (251) 675-5990

  • Campus: Mobile, AL
  • Net Price: $18,204.00
  • Enrollment: 1,481
  • Loan Default Rate: 3.50%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 5.55%
  • Graduation Rate: 49.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $25,000.00
  • Median Payment: $261.03
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

Alabama RN Licensing Requirements

Each state requires an examination or endorsement in order to obtain licensure. In some cases, nurses can be trained abroad and do a number of things in order to attain licensure.

RN License by Exam

The state of Alabama has strict requirements set for becoming an RN. The most important requirement is attending a State Board-approved nursing program and passing the NCLEX exam. Apply for the NCLEX Exam (https://www.abn.alabama.gov/Content.aspx?id=1) In addition to the completed application, the applicant must also submit: - Official transcript from the state-approved nursing program. - Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence. - Receipt of NCLEX exam registration.

RN License by Endorsement

Applicants who hold a license in one of the other 50 states can apply for an Alabama license by endorsement. With the application and fee, the applicant must also provide: Proof (verification) of license from another state. Official school transcripts in a sealed envelope from a state-approved school. Proof of completion of 24 contact hours of continued education. Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Applicants educated abroad can apply for a license in Alabama and must not only have passed the NCLEX, but he or she must also submit his or her official school transcripts for the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) to perform a full course-by-course review and evaluate credentials. The applicant must also be a graduate from an approved nursing program that is equivalent to the state of Alabama, the applicate must have a social security number.

RN License Renewal

Applicants who are looking to renew a relapsed license must submit the following documentation:
  • A completed application for reinstatement
  • Payment of the reinstatement fee
  • Applicants have 24 contact hours in order to reinstate. Contact hours can be obtained in a variety of ways: workshops, seminars, classrooms, webcasts, internet, intranet, home study, continuing education journals, and podcasts. All contact hours must be more recent than 24 months from the date of the application. CE certificates can be faxed to 334-293-5201 Attn: Javonda Kennedy

Alabama Nursing Resources

Alabama Board of Nursing

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

[state_name] Best Ranked RN and BSN Programs in by RNCareers.org

Ranked Schools : 15

Evaluated Schools : 16

BSN Programs in Alabama

Are you looking to become Registered Nurse with a BSN in Alabama? The school you choose is important when it comes to getting your license. Alabama's approved BSN schools are colleges and universities located across the state. After careful review of NCLEX-RN exam pass rates over the past several years, we can help you pick the best school among the top 15.

RANKED 1

Troy University RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: 4.7535195.07%

Troy University

  • University Avenue, Troy, AL - 36082-0001
  • (334) 670-3100

Troy University is located in Troy, Alabama.  Their RN to BSN program is unique in that they have a pathway that segues the nurse directly into an MSN program, allowing the nurse to continue for their advanced degree immediately following completion of their BSN degree.  Also unique is that the student has the option of taking the majority of their coursework online.

  • Campus: Troy, AL
  • Net Price: $10,292.00
  • Enrollment: 16,316
  • Transfer Out Rate: 34.70%
  • Loan Default Rate: 13.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 3.36%
  • Graduation Rate: 35.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $21,204.00
  • Median Payment: $221.39
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 2

The University of Alabama RN Programs in AL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.675193.50%

The University of Alabama

  • 739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL - 35487-0166
  • (205) 348-6010

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  They boast that they were the first public college of Alabama, founded in 1831.  They are also proud to say that their NCLEX-RN pass rate has been between 96% and 100% since it began in 1976.  They offer an RN to BSN program and an RN to BSN/MSN program.

  • Campus: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Net Price: $19,042.00
  • Enrollment: 29,440
  • Transfer Out Rate: 22.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 8.10%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 17.15%
  • Graduation Rate: 66.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $21,250.00
  • Median Payment: $221.87
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 3

University of Alabama at Birmingham RN Programs in AL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.6435192.87%

University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, AL - 35294-0110
  • (205) 934-4011

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is located in Birmingham, Alabama.  Their RN-BSN program is unique in that it can be tailored to fit the needs of the student.  If the student chooses to attend school full-time, it can be completed in two semesters.  However, for the student who may have to work full-time, they can opt for a decelerated program and attend for as long as five semesters.  In addition, the bulk of the coursework can be completed online, with professors being accessible via the Internet as well.

  • Campus: Birmingham, AL
  • Net Price: $13,745.00
  • Enrollment: 11,502
  • Transfer Out Rate: 23.60%
  • Loan Default Rate: 8.00%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 2.78%
  • Graduation Rate: 53.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $16,966.00
  • Median Payment: $177.14
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 4

Samford University RN Programs in AL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.6015192.03%

Samford University

  • 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL - 35229-2240
  • (205) 726-2011

Samford University is located in Birmingham, Alabama.  Their Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing was originally founded as a diploma nursing program in 1922.  It was the first nursing program in Alabama to be accredited by the National League of Nursing.  The school merged with Samford University in 1973, and moved to its campus in 1988.  To date, the school has graduated more than 5,000 RNs.

  • Campus: Birmingham, AL
  • Net Price: $25,626.00
  • Enrollment: 3,013
  • Loan Default Rate: 1.30%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 13.86%
  • Graduation Rate: 69.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $26,000.00
  • Median Payment: $271.47
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 5

Spring Hill College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.5465190.93%

Spring Hill College

  • 4000 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL - 36608-1791
  • (251) 380-4000

Spring Hill College is located in Mobile, Alabama.  Spring Hill College is the oldest Catholic college in the Southeast and the third oldest Jesuit college in the US.  They boast that their student to faculty ratio is 13:1.  In addition, nursing students comprise 9% of their student population, which is pretty outstanding when their are 46 majors available.

  • Campus: Mobile, AL
  • Net Price: $20,757.00
  • Enrollment: 1,292
  • Loan Default Rate: 8.10%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 14.36%
  • Graduation Rate: 56.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $25,000.00
  • Median Payment: $261.03
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 6

Auburn University RN Programs in AL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.5165190.33%

Auburn University

  • Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, AL - 36849
  • (334) 844-4000

Auburn University is located in Auburn, Alabama.  Its BSN program was formed in 1979, graduating its first group of students in 1981.  Per their website, admission into their nursing program is extremely competitive; it does require a minimum GPA of 2.5 but in reality, the minimum GPA is most likely much higher.  In addition, applicants must undergo an interview process in order to be accepted into the program.

  • Campus: Auburn University, AL
  • Net Price: $17,014.00
  • Enrollment: 19,799
  • Transfer Out Rate: 22.40%
  • Loan Default Rate: 6.10%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 20.78%
  • Graduation Rate: 67.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $20,500.00
  • Median Payment: $214.04
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

RANKED 7

University of Alabama in Huntsville RN Programs in AL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.3735187.47%

University of Alabama in Huntsville

  • 301 Sparkman Dr, Huntsville, AL - 35899
  • (256) 824-6120

  • Campus: Huntsville, AL
  • Net Price: $13,208.00
  • Enrollment: 5,696
  • Transfer Out Rate: 31.40%
  • Loan Default Rate: 7.70%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 0.40%
  • Graduation Rate: 48.40%
  • Median Borrowing: $18,000.00
  • Median Payment: $187.94
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 8

University of North Alabama RN Programs in AL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.3335186.67%

University of North Alabama

  • One Harrison Plaza, Florence, AL - 35632-0001
  • (256) 765-4100

  • Campus: Florence, AL
  • Net Price: $10,370.00
  • Enrollment: 5,881
  • Transfer Out Rate: 36.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 13.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 27.99%
  • Graduation Rate: 32.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $13,000.00
  • Median Payment: $135.73
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

RANKED 9

Auburn University at Montgomery RN Programs in AL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.2785185.57%

Auburn University at Montgomery

  • 7440 East Drive, Montgomery, AL - 36117-3596
  • (334) 244-3000

  • Campus: Montgomery, AL
  • Net Price: $11,726.00
  • Enrollment: 4,322
  • Transfer Out Rate: 37.70%
  • Loan Default Rate: 13.10%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 21.34%
  • Graduation Rate: 27.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $11,525.00
  • Median Payment: $120.33
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 10

University of South Alabama RN Programs in AL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.245184.90%

University of South Alabama

  • 307 N University Blvd, Mobile, AL - 36688-0002
  • (251) 460-6101

  • Campus: Mobile, AL
  • Net Price: $11,105.00
  • Enrollment: 11,307
  • Transfer Out Rate: 19.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 7.10%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 34.31%
  • Graduation Rate: 33.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $14,855.00
  • Median Payment: $155.10
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 11

Jacksonville State University RN Programs in AL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.205184.10%

Jacksonville State University

  • 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, AL - 36265
  • (256) 782-5781

  • Campus: Jacksonville, AL
  • Net Price: $12,020.00
  • Enrollment: 7,588
  • Loan Default Rate: 11.30%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 8.53%
  • Graduation Rate: 30.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $17,500.00
  • Median Payment: $182.72
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 12

University of Mobile RN Programs in AL [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: 4.07181.40%

University of Mobile

  • 5735 College Parkway Drive, Mobile, AL - 36613-2842
  • (251) 675-5990

  • Campus: Mobile, AL
  • Net Price: $18,204.00
  • Enrollment: 1,481
  • Loan Default Rate: 3.50%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 5.55%
  • Graduation Rate: 49.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $25,000.00
  • Median Payment: $261.03
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 13

Tuskegee University RN Programs in AL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.0665181.33%

Tuskegee University

  • Kresge Center, 3rd Floor, Tuskegee, AL - 36088-1920
  • (334) 727-8011

  • Campus: Tuskegee, AL
  • Net Price: $27,477.00
  • Enrollment: 2,584
  • Transfer Out Rate: 13.70%
  • Loan Default Rate: 13.00%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 21.77%
  • Graduation Rate: 43.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $27,475.00
  • Median Payment: $286.87
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 14

Oakwood University RN Programs in AL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 3.6815173.63%

Oakwood University

  • 7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, AL - 35896
  • (256) 726-7000

  • Campus: Huntsville, AL
  • Net Price: $26,808.00
  • Enrollment: 1,861
  • Loan Default Rate: 10.70%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 5.59%
  • Graduation Rate: 36.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $25,911.00
  • Median Payment: $270.54
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 15

South University-Montgomery RN Programs in AL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 2.31146.20%

South University-Montgomery

  • 5355 Vaughn Rd, Montgomery, AL - 36116
  • (334) 395-8800

  • Campus: Montgomery, AL
  • Net Price: $22,724.00
  • Enrollment: 599
  • Transfer Out Rate: 2.00%
  • Loan Default Rate: 23.10%
  • Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: -15.60%
  • Graduation Rate: 7.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $9,500.00
  • Median Payment: $99.19
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED N/A

Stillman College RN Programs in AL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Stillman College

  • 3601 Stillman Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, AL - 35403
  • (205) 349-4240

  • Campus: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Net Price: $17,126.00
  • Enrollment: 863
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 4.44%
  • Graduation Rate: 26.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $20,100.00
  • Median Payment: $209.87
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

Alabama RN Licensing Requirements

Each state requires an examination or endorsement in order to obtain licensure. In some cases, nurses can be trained abroad and do a number of things in order to attain licensure.

RN License by Exam

The state of Alabama has strict requirements set for becoming an RN. The most important requirement is attending a State Board-approved nursing program and passing the NCLEX exam. Apply for the NCLEX Exam (https://www.abn.alabama.gov/Content.aspx?id=1) In addition to the completed application, the applicant must also submit: - Official transcript from the state-approved nursing program. - Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence. - Receipt of NCLEX exam registration.

RN License by Endorsement

Applicants who hold a license in one of the other 50 states can apply for an Alabama license by endorsement. With the application and fee, the applicant must also provide: Proof (verification) of license from another state. Official school transcripts in a sealed envelope from a state-approved school. Proof of completion of 24 contact hours of continued education. Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Applicants educated abroad can apply for a license in Alabama and must not only have passed the NCLEX, but he or she must also submit his or her official school transcripts for the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) to perform a full course-by-course review and evaluate credentials. The applicant must also be a graduate from an approved nursing program that is equivalent to the state of Alabama, the applicate must have a social security number.

RN License Renewal

Applicants who are looking to renew a relapsed license must submit the following documentation:
  • A completed application for reinstatement
  • Payment of the reinstatement fee
  • Applicants have 24 contact hours in order to reinstate. Contact hours can be obtained in a variety of ways: workshops, seminars, classrooms, webcasts, internet, intranet, home study, continuing education journals, and podcasts. All contact hours must be more recent than 24 months from the date of the application. CE certificates can be faxed to 334-293-5201 Attn: Javonda Kennedy

Alabama Nursing Resources

Alabama Board of Nursing

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

Alabama RN Job Outlook

According to the Alabama Department of Labor, nursing is a “high demand” career field. It was listed as the industry with the largest necessity to fill, on average 1,525 jobs annually. When you obtain your RN degree, you will have a better chance of getting a job because you will have shown initiative in furthering your education. BSN nurses are commonly hired over nurses with an Associates degree. The average yearly nursing salary for an Alabama RN is over $55,000. Hospitals are the largest employers in Alabama's health care industry. As of this moment, there are twenty-six licensed hospitals within twenty Alabaman communities. Many other hospitals and health care networks are among the top employers in Alabama. As of 2013, Alabama has 4,860 registered nurses. Approximately half of the nurses in Alabama work in hospitals and ambulatory care. Forty-two percent of new RNs in Alabama graduate with a bachelors degree in nursing.

Alabama Registered Nursing Salaries

Montgomery has the highest annual median wage and hourly median wage across the state of Alabama. However, the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area have the highest number of registered nurses.
Area name Employment Hourly median wage Annual median wage
Anniston-Oxford, AL 930 $23.90 $49,710
Auburn-Opelika, AL 840 $26.41 $54,940
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 15,240 $27.26 $56,700
Decatur, AL 910 $23.31 $48,490
Dothan, AL 1,950 $24.57 $51,110
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 1,120 $21.93 $45,620
Gadsden, AL 1,090 $25.08 $52,160
Huntsville, AL 4,340 $26.97 $56,090
Mobile, AL 4,300 $25.99 $54,060
Montgomery, AL 3,150 $27.84 $57,900
Tuscaloosa, AL 2,400 $27.45 $57,110
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data