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Nursing employers are demonstrating a growing preference for applicants with a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in their chosen field. These advanced nursing degrees can be obtained through a four-year college or university. Four-year colleges confer a bachelor’s, or baccalaureate, degree as their highest undergraduate honor. A bachelor’s degree typically requires four to six years to complete. In addition to bachelor's degree programs, many universities offer graduate nursing education including a master's of science in nursing (MSN) degree program.

Alabama has an abundance of education options for individuals pursuing nursing careers, with over 20 four-year colleges and universities across the state. Roughly half of these schools are public institutions like The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, University of South Alabama in Mobile, and Troy University. These public universities offer a broad array of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs with a wealth of nursing specializations. The other half of these schools are private colleges. Private institutions often focus more squarely on baccalaureate education, and several of Alabama's private schools also provide two-year associate's degree programs as an intermediate stepping stone.

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A bachelor’s or master’s degree from a top four-year institution can qualify a candidate for employment at one of the state's major nursing employers, including Brookwood Medical Center or the Department of Veteran Affairs. Job openings are frequently available for the positions of registered nurse, RN care coordinator, and nurse practitioner, and these spots are often filled by candidates educated at the state's best four-year colleges and universities.

To help aspiring nurses jumpstart their careers, we've compiled below a complete list of Alabama's four-year nursing schools.

Featured Schools

Birmingham

Herzing University - Birmingham
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Samford University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Anesthesia
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Virginia College - Birmingham
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Huntsville

Oakwood University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Mobile

Spring Hill College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Mobile
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of South Alabama
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Montgomery

Auburn University at Montgomery
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South University - Montgomery
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Troy University - Montgomery
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Other Alabama cities

Auburn University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
Concordia College Alabama
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Jacksonville State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Population Health Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Judson College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Troy University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Tuskegee University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Alabama
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of North Alabama
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of West Alabama
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
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