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Public colleges and universities are institutions of higher education that are financially supported by taxes or other public funds. Alabama's two largest public educational institutions are the Alabama Community College system and the University of Alabama system. Public colleges and universities offer a wide variety of traditional two-year and four-year nursing programs, and they typically charge lower tuition for state or county residents than private institutions.

Alabama's public nursing education system has 30+ campuses across the state. These schools fall into two broad categories. The elite "upper crust" is a collection of a dozen public four-year universities that specialize in baccalaureate and graduate-level nursing education. This group includes several campuses of the University of Alabama system (e.g., Birmingham, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa) as well as Auburn University, University of South Alabama, Troy University, and several others. Supplementing this network is a collection of over 20 public community and technical colleges. These campuses focus their nursing program offerings on the one-year licensed practical nurse (LPN) certificate and the two-year associate's degree in nursing (ADN).

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Top medical centers across Alabama are in constant search for nursing graduates from the state's public colleges and universities. Alabama's public education provides a cost-effective platform for launching a career with the Department of Veteran Affairs, VITAS, Genesis Healthcare, or a number of other local healthcare providers.

We’ve compiled below a complete list of Alabama's public nursing schools to help aspiring nurses kick-start their burgeoning careers.

Birmingham

Bevill State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Jefferson State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Lawson State Community College - Bessemer
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Lawson State Community College - Birmingham
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Doctor's in Nursing Practice

Huntsville

J F Drake State Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
John C Calhoun State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Practice

Mobile

Bishop State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
University of South Alabama
Programs offered: Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing

Montgomery

Auburn University at Montgomery
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Troy University - Montgomery
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing

Other Alabama cities

Alabama Southern Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Auburn University
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Central Alabama Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Gadsden State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
George C Wallace State Community College - Dothan
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
George C Wallace State Community College - Hanceville
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
George C Wallace State Community College - Selma
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Jacksonville State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Public Health and Community Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Public Health and Community Nursing
James H Faulkner State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Jefferson Davis Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Lurleen B Wallace Community College - MacArthur
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Northeast Alabama Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Reid State Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Shelton State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Snead State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Southern Union State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
The University of Alabama
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
Troy University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Administration
University of North Alabama
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
University of West Alabama
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
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