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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Alabama


Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of Alabama receive nursing certificates every year. That means an estimated 722 licensed practical nurses graduate from Alabama's 22 LPN schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alabama with a LPN program is George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, which is located in Hanceville. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. In 2010, 29 students graduated from George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville's LPN program. Students at George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville paid $3,570 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Alabama that has a LPN program is Northeast Alabama Community College. Northeast Alabama Community College, which was ranked 80th in the country in 2010, is located in Rainsville. In 2010, 11 students graduated from Northeast Alabama Community College LPN program. Students at Northeast Alabama Community College paid $3,420 per year in tuition fees.

Gadsden State Community College, which is located in Gadsden, is the third-ranked school in Alabama that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 82nd in the country in 2010. 55 students graduated with certificate in LPN from Gadsden State Community College in 2010. The tuition rate at Gadsden State Community College was $3,270 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Alabama's LPN schools ranges from $3,630 per year to $2,834 per year. But, the average tuition is $3,350 per year. The Alabama LPN schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Jefferson State Community College - located in Birmingham, students are charged $3,630 per year
  2. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville - located in Hanceville, students are charged $3,570 per year
  3. Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus - located in Birmingham, students are charged $3,570 per year

The LPN schools in Alabama that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Southern Union State Community College - located in Wadley, students are charged $2,834 per year
  2. Lurleen B Wallace Community College - located in Andalusia, students are charged $3,270 per year
  3. Gadsden State Community College - located in Gadsden, students are charged $3,270 per year

A LPN certificate from an Alabama school... what next?

A large number of Alabama LPN graduates become licensed practical nurses. If you decide to work as a licensed practical nurse in Alabama, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 15,040 Alabama licensed practical nurses as of 2010. The Alabama counties with the largest populations of licensed practical nurses are:

  1. Bibb County - 3,730 licensed practical nurses
  2. Chambers County - 1,250 licensed practical nurses
  3. Mobile County - 1,210 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 19,160 licensed practical nurses will be working in Alabama state. This would require the number of licensed practical nurses to grow by 16%.

Salary

On average, licensed practical nurses earn $34,170 per year. However, Alabama licensed practical nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,530 per year to more than $47,310 per year in 2010. The counties in Alabama with the highest average salary for a licensed practical nurse are:

  1. Bibb County - $36,930 per year
  2. Limestone County - $36,350 per year
  3. Autauga County - $35,440 per year

The following counties in Alabama have the lowest average salaries for licensed practical nurses:

  1. Bullock County - $31,640 per year
  2. Colbert County - $31,790 per year
  3. Chambers County - $32,270 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Alabama statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Nursing in Alabama

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,051 miles from location John C Calhoun State Community College Tanner AL 9.72355 n/a 11,212
6,035 miles from location Jefferson State Community College Birmingham AL 7.88929 n/a 8,581
5,995 miles from location Gadsden State Community College Gadsden AL 17.7292 n/a 6,917
6,040 miles from location George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Hanceville AL 24.8428 n/a 6,311
6,084 miles from location Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa AL 7.95344 n/a 5,808
5,968 miles from location Southern Union State Community College Wadley AL 13.8231 n/a 5,111
5,957 miles from location George C Wallace Community College-Dothan Dothan AL 12.4472 n/a 4,653
6,055 miles from location Bevill State Community College Jasper AL 14.0469 n/a 4,554
6,093 miles from location Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals Muscle Shoals AL 15.3568 n/a 4,520
6,093 miles from location James H Faulkner State Community College Bay Minette AL 14.4825 n/a 4,355
6,045 miles from location Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Birmingham AL 15.7035 n/a 4,353
6,109 miles from location Bishop State Community College Mobile AL 8.92793 n/a 3,598
5,988 miles from location Northeast Alabama Community College Rainsville AL 19.7256 n/a 3,370
6,006 miles from location Snead State Community College Boaz AL 17.4406 n/a 2,483
5,990 miles from location Central Alabama Community College Alexander City AL 11.6004 n/a 2,441
6,051 miles from location George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Selma AL 12.8749 n/a 1,938
5,935 miles from location Chattahoochee Valley Community College Phenix City AL 9.50663 n/a 1,902
6,017 miles from location Lurleen B Wallace Community College Andalusia AL 12.8289 n/a 1,790
6,011 miles from location H Councill Trenholm State Technical College Montgomery AL 15.9418 n/a 1,733
6,068 miles from location Alabama Southern Community College Monroeville AL 9.92787 n/a 1,431
6,030 miles from location J F Drake State Technical College Huntsville AL 9.75257 n/a 1,258
6,045 miles from location Reid State Technical College Evergreen AL 13.6293 n/a 760
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 15,040 $34,170 5.2%
 

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