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Becoming a Nurse in Alabama

Those interested in attending nursing schools in Alabama should be at least eighteen years old with a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a GED. Our admissions process includes an application and interviews with current faculty and/or administration. You must also provide proof of citizenship or a permanent resident green card.

To apply for licensure as a nurse in Alabama, you must have graduated from a nursing program, such as those administered by Jersey College, and pass the NCLEX exam. The Alabama Board of Nursing grants licenses for nursing professionals. When you're ready, you can get started with your license online by accessing the Alabama Board of Nursing website

After obtaining your nursing license, you may either enter the workforce as a healthcare professional or further your education. Jersey College graduates typically work in hospitals, emergency rooms, assisted living facilities, and outpatient centers.

One of the aspects that sets our program apart is that Jersey College nurses learn a holistic approach to healthcare. Our faculty believes that proper nursing care requires the nurse to understand the physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual needs of the patient in an ever-changing, complex society.

Program Timelines

The length of a nursing program depends on many factors, including the chosen program and each student’s individual situation.

Our LPN to RN Bridge program takes most students 15 to 24 months to complete. The curriculum covers all aspects of nursing in greater depth than the LPN program and introduces the leadership and management skills students will need in order to transition to an RN’s responsibilities.

The RN program at Jersey College in Alabama results in graduates earning an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and can take anywhere from two to four years to complete. It features a detailed and comprehensive curriculum that fully prepares students to take on the responsibilities of a registered nurse.

Learn more about how long it takes to complete nursing school.

Cost of Nursing School

The cost of tuition for nursing schools in Indiana depends on factors such as the program and location.

You may also be eligible for financial aid. Students attending Jersey College in Dothan have several financial assistance programs available, including tuition reimbursement, loan forgiveness, and scholarships.

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The Cost of Attendance (“COA”) is a technical term utilized to provide an estimate of the total amount of a student’s educational expenses during their enrollment. The components of COA are: (x) tuition and fees (books, course materials, supplies, and equipment) (“Direct College Expenses”); and (y) an allowance for (i) transportation; (ii) miscellaneous personal expenses; (iii) living expenses (including food and housing costs); (iv) a professional license and (v) dependent care and/or disability accommodations, where necessary (“Life Expenses”). This website only provides information related to Direct College Expenses; it does not include Life Expenses.

Nursing Salaries in Indiana

Here is a sample of nursing salaries in selected cities and metropolitan areas across Alabama. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2021.)

  Dothan Birmingham Montgomery
RN Annual
Median Wage
$56,100 $63,610 $63,210

Jersey College does not promise or guarantee employment. Figures cited on this page are for informational purposes only and are no promise or guarantee of any certain wage.

Learn more in our Nursing Salary Guide.

Nursing Jobs in Alabama

According to the Alabama Workforce Center's 2020 RN Renewal Demographic Report, the most common roles included:

  • Staff Nurse
  • Nurse Manager / Director / Coordinator
  • Team Leader / Charge Nurse
  • Case Manager / Utilization Review

The most popular work settings for Registered Nurses in Alabama include:

  • Hospital
  • Ambulatory Care / Physician Office / Clinic
  • Nursing Home / Extended Care / Memory Care
  • Case Management / Utilization Review / Insurance
  • Home Health Service

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