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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Alabama


Approximately 3.8% of graduates in of Alabama receive nursing degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 5,479 nurses graduate from Alabama's 41 nursing schools.

Top Schools

Auburn University, which was ranked 25th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Alabama that has a nursing program. It is located in Auburn University. In 2010, Auburn University graduated 93 students from its nursing program. Auburn University charged in-state students $7,900 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Alabama that has a nursing program is Spring Hill College. Spring Hill College, which was ranked 39th in the country in 2010, is located in Mobile. 52 students graduated with degree in nursing from Spring Hill College in 2010. Spring Hill College charged in-state students $26,730 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Alabama that has a nursing program is Tuskegee University. Tuskegee University, which was ranked 49th in the country in 2010, is located in Tuskegee Institute. In 2010, Tuskegee University graduated 10 students from its nursing programs. The tuition rate at Tuskegee University was $16,750 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Alabama's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $6,707 per year, though tuition can range from $26,730 per year to $2,834 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Alabama nursing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Spring Hill College - located in Mobile, students are charged $26,730 per year
  2. Samford University - located in Birmingham, students are charged $21,942 per year
  3. Tuskegee University - located in Tuskegee Institute, students are charged $16,750 per year

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

  1. Southern Union State Community College - located in Wadley, students are charged $2,834 per year
  2. H Councill Trenholm State Technical College - located in Montgomery, students are charged $3,270 per year
  3. Central Alabama Community College - located in Alexander City, students are charged $3,270 per year

A nursing degree from an Alabama school... what next?

nursing graduates in Alabama can go into a variety of professions such as licensed practical nurse, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and patient care assistant. Alabama had 82,940 nurses in 2010. 44,300 of these nurses were registered nurses, 15,040 were licensed practical nurses, and 2,160 were critical care clinical nurse specialists. In Alabama, the largest numbers of nurse work in the following counties:

  1. Bibb County - 24,230 nurses
  2. Mobile County - 8,360 nurses
  3. Limestone County - 6,890 nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 98,760 nurses will be working in Alabama. This would require the number of nurse to grow by 14%.

Salary

nurses in Alabama make an average of $50,655 per year. However, Alabama nurse earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,560 per year to more than $160,400 per year in 2010. Nurses in the following Alabama counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Geneva County - $54,353 per year
  2. Bibb County - $53,915 per year
  3. Mobile County - $53,165 per year

On average, nurses earn the least in the following Alabama counties:

  1. Lee County - $32,600 per year
  2. Colbert County - $34,867 per year
  3. Chambers County - $45,050 per year

On average, the highest paid nurses in Alabama were:

  1. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - $89,420 per year
  2. Registered Nurse - $57,850 per year
  3. Licensed Practical Nurse - $34,170 per year

On average, the lowest paid nurses in Alabama were:

  1. Licensed Practical Nurse - $34,170 per year
  2. Patient Care Assistant - $21,180 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Alabama and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or LPN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Alabama
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Alabama
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Alabama
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Alabama
  • Certificate in Nursing in Alabama

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Registered Nurses 44,300 $57,850 18.9%
2
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 21,440 $21,180 2.1%
3
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 15,040 $34,170 5.2%
4
Medical and Health Services Managers 2,160 $89,420 -23.4%
 

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