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Alabama RN Programs

Alabama RN Progarms

A registered nurse is a medical professional in charge of directly caring for patients for minor issues. This person assists a doctor in the way that he or she cares for a patient. An RN's duties can be as minimal as taking blood pressure readings to jobs as complex as overseeing the entire nursing operation for a clinic or hospital. Anyone who has a desire to help other people out on a regular basis, could find a career as an RN to be extremely rewarding.

RN programs in Alabama can range from a few months to four years in length, depending on what kind of degree is being pursued. An associate's degree in nursing may only take one to two years to complete, but a bachelor's degree typically takes four. Nurses with more education generally make more money.

Becoming an RN by Endorsement in Alabama

In order to become an RN by endorsement in Alabama, an individual must submit:

  • A completed RN by endorsement application
  • Payment to cover the application fees
  • Verification that he or she is currently licensed in another US state or territory
  • His or her official nursing school transcript in a sealed envelope from his or her nursing school
  • Proof that he or she has completed at least 24 contact hours of continuing education
  • Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence in the United States
  • If an individual wishing to work as RN who was educated in a foreign country must:

  • Have a US social security number
  • Have passed the NCLEX or the state boards
  • Submit a full course-by-course report from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
  • Becoming an RN by examination in Alabama

    In order to become an RN by examination in Alabama, an individual must:

  • Submit the following:
    • A completed application
    • His or her official transcript
    • Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence in the United States
  • Register to take the exam and pay the $200.00 fee
  • Receive an Acknowledgement of Receipt of Registration from Pearson VUE
  • Receive eligibility from the Alabama Board of Nursing
  • Schedule an appointment to take the exam

Reinstating an RN License

An RN who was previous licensed in Alabama, but whose licensed has lapsed, can have his or her license reinstated by submitting:

  • A completed application for reinstatement
  • Payment to cover the reinstatement fee
  • Proof of having completed at least 24 contact hours

Additional Resources

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

The Best RN Schools in Alabama

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, helps Alabama residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

Alabama RN Resources on

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

Alabama State Nurses Association

Other AL Schools with RN Programs

Tuskegee University
1200 West Montgomery Road
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
University of Alabama
739 University Blvd
Birmingham, Alabama 35487
University of Alabama - Capstone College of Nursing
Box 870358
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487
University of Mobile
5735 College Parkway
Mobile, Alabama 36613
University of North Alabama
One Harrison Plaza
Florence, Alabama 35632
University of South Alabama
307 North University Blvd #2000
Mobile, Alabama 36688
University of West Alabama
UWA, Station 200
Livingston, Alabama 35470
Wallace Community College
1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36303