Alabama requires that nurses complete an undergraduate nursing program that is officially approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing or substantially meets the same educational criteria as the approved programs.

Of the state-approved undergraduate schools, 14 schools offer Master's degrees in Nursing. Alabama Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) licensure laws require that Nurse Practitioner programs also be accredited on a national level.

Twelve of the state-approved schools are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and one is accredited by The Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Consider a Featured Online FNP or DNP Program currently accepting applicants:

Regis College offers multiple online Master of Science in Nursing programs from five specialties, including Pediatric NP, Family NP, Psychiatric Mental Health NP, Women’s Health NP or Adult-Geriatric NP. ACEN Accredited. Regis College also offers an Online DNP program.

Nursing @ Simmons delivers the online Master of Science in Nursing program from Simmons University. The CCNE-accredited program is designed for licensed RNs, who already hold a Bachelor's degree, seeking to advance their careers by earning an MSN in as few as 20 months.
APRNs, earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice online in as little as two years from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Become a leader in your field and improve health care through evidence-based research. Master of Science in Nursing and RN license required.

Jacksonville State University is unique within Alabama for its offerings of MSN degrees in Population Health, focusing on the role of nursing in vulnerable populations and communities.

A nursing license granted by the Board of Nursing in Alabama is relatively versatile in terms of relocation. Alabama is one of 32 states currently enrolled in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), an agreement that allows nurses in NLC states to practice in other NLC states without obtaining additional licensure in those states.

Consider a Featured Online FNP Program currently accepting applicants:

Nursing @ Georgetown delivers the online MS in Nursing program from Georgetown University. In as few as 19 months, RNs with a BSN can earn their degrees to pursue certification in an APRN specialty.
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Nursing @ USC delivers the online Master of Science in Nursing program from the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing. RN and BSN required.

FNP Programs in Alabama

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Family Nurse Practitioner Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Auburn University Montgomery
Montgomery
  • MSN - Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PCNP) - CCNE Accredited
Herzing University-Birmingham
Birmingham
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) ONLINE - NA Accredited
Samford University
Birmingham
  • Family Nurse Practitioner - CCNE Accredited
South University-Montgomery
Montgomery
  • Master of Science in Nursing - NA Accredited

MSN Programs in Alabama

View all Master of Science in Nursing programs in Alabama.
Family Nurse Practitioner Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Auburn University Montgomery
Montgomery
  • Master of Science in Nursing - CCNE Accredited
Auburn University
Auburn University
  • Master of Science in Nursing - CCNE Accredited
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville
  • MSN - Population Health with a Concentration in Emergency Management - CCNE Accredited
Samford University
Birmingham
  • RN to M.S.N. - CCNE Accredited
Spring Hill College
Mobile
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - CCNE Accredited
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - CCNE Accredited
Troy University
Troy
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - ACEN Accredited
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - CCNE Accredited
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville
  • Master of Science in Nursing - CCNE Accredited
University of Mobile
Mobile
  • Master of Science in Nursing, M.S.N. - CCNE Accredited
University of North Alabama
Florence
  • Master of Science in Nursing - CCNE Accredited
University of South Alabama
Mobile
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - CCNE Accredited