Top RN Schools
1. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham
The School of Nursing at the University of Alabama in Birmingham is nationally recognized for excellence in both clinical training and research. In 2018, the National Institutes of Health awarded the school $4.26 million in research funding, which brought the total of the research and education grants this nursing school in AL has received to $12 million. The school is equally committed to turning out high-quality clinicians.
2. Auburn University, Auburn
Auburn University’s School of Nursing presents a conceptual framework in which diversity skills, clinical judgment, and leadership skills are emphasized. The school does much outreach to underprivileged communities and is pursuing the creation of a Health Disparities faculty position. It also endeavors to increase diversity in its student body. If you want to work on the elimination of inequities within the health care system, Auburn University’s School of Nursing is one of the nursing programs in Alabama that you should consider getting into.
3. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
The University of Alabama established the Capstone College of Nursing on its Tuscaloosa campus in 1975 in response to Western Alabama’s ongoing nurse shortage. The college focuses on educating nurse researchers as well as nurse clinicians. Areas of interest to faculty include health care finances; health care outcomes; rural health care, particularly in regard to the obesity epidemic; and cardiovascular disease management for African Americans.
4. Samford University, Birmingham
Samford University is Alabama's best institution of higher learning, according to "The Wall Street Journal". The university was founded by Baptists in 1841 and is open to students of all denominations, although Christian principles still play an important role in determining the university's policies and curricula. The Ida Moffett School of Nursing originated as the Birmingham Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1922 but moved to Samford in 1973 when the nursing program began offering associate and baccalaureate degrees. The National League of Nursing has singled out Ida Moffett twice as a Center of Excellence, most recently in 2017. If you think nursing is an avocation as well as a job, then this school has a lot to offer you.
5. University of South Alabama, Mobile
The College of Nursing at the University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile is one of about two dozen nursing schools in Alabama that offer certification or specialization in forensic nursing care. USA’s departmental nursing major was established in 1973, and the department was designated a college of nursing in 1985. The university is home to one of Alabama’s only two medical schools, and nursing students may get the chance to share educational opportunities with medical students from time to time.