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Nurses with postgraduate degrees, such as a master’s degree in registered nursing (MSN), are vital not just to fill managerial positions, but also to replenish the growing number of nurses with MSN degrees who, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are retiring in the next five years.

A master’s degree in nursing opens the door to many executive nursing positions. Aside from clinical positions, postgraduate nurses are also needed in academia to teach and inspire young nursing students. Depending on your interests, undergraduate courses, and work experience, there is a wide range of specializations from which to choose.

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Postgraduate nursing programs require a commitment of two to four years, depending on your academic load and chosen specialty. If you decide to pursue a non-clinical program, like management or education, you can expect to have lower credit requirements than a program that revolves around clinical procedures, such as advanced emergency nursing, nurse anesthetists, pediatric primary care, neonatal care, and women’s health.

In order to encourage more registered nurses to take up postgraduate studies, the state of Alabama, along with some private local universities, offers academic scholarships for qualified applicants. The government, through the Alabama Board of Nursing, grants postgraduate scholarships to qualified Alabamians, while private foundations like the Alabama Nurses Foundation Scholarship offer partial scholarships to encourage registered nurses to pursue postgraduate studies.

Below is a list of schools in Alabama that offer the best master of science in nursing programs.

Featured Schools

Birmingham

Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive | Birmingham, Alabama 35229
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1720 Second Avenue South | Birmingham, Alabama 35294
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Samford University 800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35229
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Alabama at Birmingham 1720 Second Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Huntsville

University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive | Huntsville, Alabama 35899
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
University of Alabama in Huntsville 301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35899
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Mobile

Spring Hill College
4000 Dauphin Street | Mobile, Alabama 36608
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Mobile
5735 College Parkway Drive | Mobile, Alabama 36613
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of South Alabama
307 North University Boulevard | Mobile, Alabama 36688
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Spring Hill College 4000 Dauphin Street
Mobile, Alabama 36608
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Mobile 5735 College Parkway Drive
Mobile, Alabama 36613
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of South Alabama 307 North University Boulevard
Mobile, Alabama 36688
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Montgomery

Auburn University at Montgomery
7440 East Drive | Montgomery, Alabama 36117
  • Master of Science in Nursing
South University - Montgomery
5355 Vaughn Road | Montgomery, Alabama 36116
  • Master of Science in Nursing
School Address Programs offered
Auburn University at Montgomery 7440 East Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
  • Master of Science in Nursing
South University - Montgomery 5355 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, Alabama 36116
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Other Alabama cities

Auburn University
107 Samford Hall | Auburn, Alabama 36849
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North | Jacksonville, Alabama 36265
  • MSN: Population Health Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Troy University
400 Pell Avenue | Troy, Alabama 36082
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Alabama
739 University Boulevard | Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of North Alabama
One Harrison Plaza | Florence, Alabama 35632
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Auburn University 107 Samford Hall
Auburn, Alabama 36849
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Jacksonville State University 700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265
  • MSN: Population Health Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Troy University 400 Pell Avenue
Troy, Alabama 36082
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Alabama 739 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of North Alabama One Harrison Plaza
Florence, Alabama 35632
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
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