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You may be ready to advance in your career or to provide more specialized types of nursing care. If so, a nurse practitioner (NP) education could be for you. Nurse practitioner programs require completion of at minimum a master’s of science in nursing (MSN) degree. If you already have an MSN degree, you can often seek NP education through a post-master’s certificate or even a doctoral degree. Why consider the NP role? Advanced practice nurses, such as the nurse practitioner, are moving into more sophisticated and independent healthcare roles these days as the demand for care increases due to a large Baby Boomer population and an increased emphasis on preventative care, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In Alabama alone, NP demand is expected to increase 31.4 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to ProjectionsCentral.com, meaning that 550 new NP nursing opportunities could open up in the state during this time. Nationwide, growth of the demand for NPs is expected to hit 35 percent, according to BLS numbers, which also could lead to opportunities across the country for nursing students who complete graduate-level education.

Online nurse practitioner programs in Alabama are providing additional options to students, in particular working nurses, by providing opportunities to complete coursework through distance learning, often only requiring student presence for clinical hours at a convenient nearby healthcare facility. Some schools may also require students to travel to campus for orientation or intensives, but in general online learning provides greater flexibility of schedule, allowing students to complete coursework and to turn in assignments as time allows. While schools offering online NP programs and schools may be found nationally, here we focus on those offered by universities in Alabama.

How Do I Become an NP in Alabama?

Becoming a nurse practitioner in Alabama typically requires you to complete an undergraduate education followed by a master’s of science in nursing (MSN) or doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. Read on to find out more about the requirements and steps to becoming an NP in Alabama.

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    STEP 1:Complete Undergraduate Education (duration: 2 – 4 years)

    Whether it’s an associate or bachelor’s degree, all students begin with nursing fundamentals and experiences in an undergraduate program. These range from learning how to administer medicine to understanding physiology, and how to assist at the bedside. At the bachelor’s degree level, you could take classes such as adult health nursing, health assessment, nursing concepts and more. Clinical hours and practical experiences round out the nursing education experience, providing hands-on experiences and contextual knowledge. While students can often sit for national exam testing to become a registered nurse (RN) either by completing an associate or bachelor’s degree, the bachelor’s degree typically is a necessary step to continue on toward the NP degree, although some bridge programs from the associate level to MSN degree can be found.

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    STEP 2: Obtain RN License (duration: less than 1 year)

    RN licensing in the state is done through the Alabama Board of Nursing (BON). There are many steps that need to be taken to obtain RN licensure, all that are outlined on the BON website. The basic steps include:

    • Completing a nursing license application and submitting it to the BON (fees vary)
    • Including official nursing school transcripts with your application
    • Enrolling for RN testing through PearsonVue; the fee, as of Feb. 2015, is $200
    • Making sure you use the same name on your BON application as you do for your PearsonVUE application (i.e., hyphenated last name versus single last name)
    • Waiting for your confirmation for test eligibility from the BON
    • Receiving authorization to test (ATT) from PearsonVUE and taking the test within 90 days

    Results on the NCLEX exam are generally available within 24 to 48 hours after testing. Finally, be sure to keep all of your information up-to-date with the state board of nursing.

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    STEP 3: Complete Post-Graduate Education (duration: 2 – 4 years)

    An NP career in Alabama typically is built upon a graduate-level education. A bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) is the usual requirement for admission into an MSN program, but some programs may offer an associate to master’s bridge program, commonly called an RN-to-MSN bridge. The length of your program can depend on a variety of factors, including full or part-time enrollment, the number of courses required, and whether you are transferring in credits. Most master’s degrees take a minimum of two years to complete, and have the requirement of choosing an NP specialty field such as family care, adult-gerontology acute or primary care, or pediatric care.

    Generally, you will know what specialty you are interested in before enrolling in a program, and you will want to ensure that your school of interest offers that particular specialty. Post-graduate certification may be available for those who already have graduate-level education.

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    STEP 4: Obtain Nurse Practitioner License (duration: less than 1 year)

    Once you have finished your NP program, you will apply to the Alabama State Board of Nursing for NP licensure. In fact, you’ll seek advanced practice nurse (APN) licensure, which covers the practice fields not only of NP, but also of nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, and clinical nurse specialist as well. To apply for APN licensure in Alabama, applicants need to:

    • Have an unencumbered RN license
    • Obtain a master’s degree or higher in their APN specialty
    • Send their official transcripts to the Alabama Board of Nursing
    • Have national certification in their field of specialty

    APN licenses need to be renewed every two years of even-numbered years between the dates of September 1 and December 31. Six hours of pharmacology continuing education are needed for NPs to be able to renew their license.

Admissions Requirements

The requirements for admission into online NP programs vary from school to school, but most requirements are aimed at giving admission counselors insight into your capacity for success and ability to complete a program. NP programs can be rigorous and require a significant effort on the part of nursing students, particularly those that continue to be employed full-time or may have other priorities, such as family. Some of the typical steps for admission into online NP programs in Alabama include:

  • Completing an Application for Admission

    Students need to complete an application to show their interest in a specific program. This application provides an overview of the applicant, including their place of residence and contact information, education, completed nursing programs, and other information that might be relevant to admission. Many schools, including the University of Alabama, have their initial applications available online. The University of Alabama at Birmingham actually uses a centralized site through nursingcas.org to manage applications. Most schools also require applicants to have a BSN from an accredited university. Some students may be able to bridge without having a bachelor’s in nursing, but schools will specify these requirements. For example, for admission into the MSN program at Troy University in Troy, Alabama, a BSN is required.

  • Providing GPA + Test Scores

    GPA requirements and needed test scores differ from school to school, but often this is a 3.0 grade point average and can include the submission of GRE scores. Troy University, as an example, requires candidates to the university and school of nursing to submit either GRE or MAT scores. However, at the University of South Alabama, neither the GRE nor MAT is needed to seek admission into the online NP program. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is needed in the last 60 hours of bachelor’s level learning.

  • Fulfilling Other Common Admissions Requirements

    There may be many other materials that are needed to apply for acceptance into online NP programs in Alabama. This can include letters of reference, a curriculum vitae or an essay detailing desired goals and objectives. Troy University, as an example, requires two reference letters as well as at least one year of professional experience. By contrast, the University of South Alabama requires no letters of reference, but does require you to complete your MSN degree within five years.

Alabama Online Program Accreditation

  • You will want to ensure that your nursing program is accredited by an outside organization for two main reasons. The first is that seeking APN licensure through the Alabama Board of Nursing requires graduation from an accredited graduate-level program. The second is that graduation from an accredited program is also typically needed to seek national NP certification through an organization, like the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which offers certification in a vast number of NP fields including acute care NP, adult care NP, Family NP and more.

    Accreditation also has the advantage of ensuring students that they are graduating from a program that meets certain standards and expectations in nursing education, particularly those set by the independent accrediting agencies of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Accredited online NP schools in Alabama and their accrediting agencies include:

    • University of Alabama at Birmingham: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • University of South Alabama: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Troy University: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
    • Samford University: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Influential Alabama NP Professors Who Teach Online

Elizabeth Sharpe
DNP, RN, NRP, NNP-BC, VA-BC University of Alabama at Birmingham Alabama, AL

Elizabeth L. Sharpe is an assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Nursing, instructing in its neonatal nurse practitioner program, which requires students to be on campus for orientation and for three multi-day intensives. She has more than 20 years of clinical experience as an NP, educator, consultant and transport nurse. She has been on staff at UAB since 2013, and has been published or co-published in periodicals such as Advances in Neonatal Care, Journal of Perinatology, and Journal of the Association for Vascular Access.

Micki Raber
MSN, FNP-BC, PNP-BC University of South Alabama Alabama, AL

Micki Raber is an assistant professor in the school of nursing at the University of South Alabama. She has taught classes that include advanced nursing assessment, advanced family nursing and health promotion and disease prevention. Although her involvement with online learning is not specified, her specialties are in graduate level areas and the school’s MSN program is offered online. She also is pediatric NP and family NP certified through the ANCC.

Djuana Burns
DNP, FNP Troy University Alabama, AL

Djuana Burns is an assistant professor for graduate level programming at Troy University. Although her involvement in online education is not specified, she does have a clinical interest in family practice and the school offers an FNP program that is available online. She received her DNP from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, but her MSN with a concentration in adult health administration and her post-master’s certificate in FNP from Troy University. She’s been published with others in the likes of Nursing for Women’s Health and Pediatric Nursing Journal.

Campus Visitation Requirements for Online Programs in Alabama

Although you may enroll in an online nurse practitioner program in Alabama, you may still need to visit campus over the course of your MSN or DNP program to learn more about the program, become acquainted with expectations, meet professors or student cohorts or just to complete intensive training. Even when your coursework is available nearly entirely online, you will still be expected to complete your clinical hours at a healthcare facility in person and onsite.

At the University of South Alabama, for example, students are expected to be onsite on the campus only for a fall orientation before starting their clinical experiences. You will be notified in advance of these dates, and can find more information about the orientation on the school's specific NP specialty track pages. Although the coursework in the school's MSN program can be completed online, the school offers the flexibility of allowing students to complete their clinical hours in their region. Similarly, students attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham may be required to head to campus, including to attend an orientation and three multi-day intensive experiences as part of their online MSN program. Be sure to check beforehand to see what online NP programs in Alabama accept students from what states, as there may be some limitations.

Complete List Of Online NP Programs In Alabama

SCHOOLPROGRAMDegree
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DNP
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AGNP
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FNP
NNP
PMHNP
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WHNP
100% ONLINE?DEGREE REQUIRED?GRE REQUIRED?
Samford University
Birmingham, AL
RN-to-DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner ProgramDNPFNPNoADNYes (GRE 100+; Revised GRE 297+ and Writing 4.0+; or MAT 402+)
Samford University
Birmingham, AL
RN-to-MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner MSN ProgramMSNFNPNoADNYes (GRE 100+; Revised GRE 297+ and Writing 4.0+; or MAT 402+)
Samford University
Birmingham, AL
Family Nurse Practitioner BSN-to-DNP ProgramDNPFNPNoBSNYes (GRE 100+; Revised GRE 297+ and Writing 4.0+; or MAT 402+)
Samford University
Birmingham, AL
Family Nurse Practitioner MSN ProgramMSNFNPNoBSNYes (GRE 100+; Revised GRE 297+ and Writing 4.0+; or MAT 402+)
Samford University
Birmingham, AL
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate ProgramPost-Master CertificateFNPNoMSNYes (if GPA <3.0)
Troy University
Troy, AL
Post-Master's FNP CertificatePost-Master CertificateFNPNoMSNYes (GRE or MAT)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Advanced Palliative Care Nurse SubspecialtyMSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Nurse Practitioner Family Primary Care (RN-to-MSN second degree)MSNFNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner - Oncology Nurse Practitioner SubspecialtyMSNFNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Forensic Nurse SubspecialtyMSNWHNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Forensic Nurse SubspecialtyMSNPMHNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Pediatric Primary Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Forensic Nurse SubspecialtyMSNPNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Forensic Nurse SubspecialtyMSNFNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
Troy University
Troy, AL
MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)MSNFNPNoBSNYes (GRE or MAT)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Advanced Palliative Care Nurse SubspecialtyMSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
Troy University
Troy, AL
DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Post-MSN trackDNPFNPNoMSNYes (GRE or MAT)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Palliative Care Nurse SubspecialtyMSNAGNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Palliative Care Nurse SubspecialtyMSNAGNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Nurse Practitioner Family Primary CareMSNFNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
Troy University
Troy, AL
DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)DNPFNPNoBSNYes (GRE or MAT)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Forensic Nurse SubspecialtyMSNAGNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Forensic Nurse SubspecialtyMSNAGNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Palliative Care Nurse SubspecialtyMSNWHNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Palliative Care Nurse SubspecialtyMSNPMHNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Primary/Acute Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Palliative Care Nurse SubspecialtyMSNPNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Pediatric Primary Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Palliative Care Nurse SubspecialtyMSNPNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner with Palliative Care SubspecialtyMSNFNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner - Emergency Nurse Practitioner SubspecialtyMSNFNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Nurse Practitioner Adult-Gerontology Acute Care With Secondary Specialization in Registered Nurse First Assistant (RN-to-MSN second degree)MSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Pediatric Primary Care NP (RN-to-MSN second degree)MSNPNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN second degree)MSNWHNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Mental Health Primary Care (RN-to-MSN second degree)MSNPMHNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Nurse Practitioner Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (RN-to-MSN second degree)MSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Neonatal Nurse PractitionerMSNNNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Pediatric Primary Care NPMSNPNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Oncology Nurse Practitioner SubspecialtyMSNFNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Advanced Forensic Nurse SubspecialtyMSNWHNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Advanced Forensic Nurse SubspecialtyMSNPMHNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Pediatric Primary Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Advanced Forensic Nurse SubspecialtyMSNPNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Pediatric Primary Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Advanced Forensic Nurse SubspecialtyMSNPNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Advanced Forensic Nurse SubspecialtyMSNFNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Advanced Forensic Nurse SubspecialtyMSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Advanced Palliative Care Nurse SubspecialtyMSNWHNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Advanced Palliative Care Nurse SubspecialtyMSNPMHNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Primary/Acute Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Advanced Palliative Care Nurse SubspecialtyMSNPNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Emergency Nurse Practitioner SubspecialtyMSNFNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Pediatric Primary Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Advanced Palliative Care Nurse SubspecialtyMSNPNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Nurse Practitioner Adult-Gerontology Primary CareMSNAGNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Nurse Practitioner Adult-Gerontology Acute CareMSNAGNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Nurse Practitioner Adult-Gerontology Acute Care (RN-to-MSN second degree)MSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN second degree)MSNNNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Studies in Occupational Health NursingMSNAGNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Nurse Practitioner Adult-Gerontology With Oncology SubspecialtyMSNAGNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Pediatric Primary/Acute Care NPMSNPNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Nurse Practitioner Adult-Gerontology Acute Care With Secondary Specialization in Registered Nurse First AssistantMSNAGNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Women's Health Nurse PractitionerMSNWHNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Mental Health Primary CareMSNPMHNPNoBSNYes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner with Palliative Care Subspecialty (RN-to-MSN second degree)MSNFNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-to-MSN) - Advanced Forensic Nurse SubspecialtyMSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Studies in Occupational Health Nursing (RN-to-MSN second degree)MSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Nurse Practitioner Adult-Gerontology With Oncology Subspecialty (RN-to-MSN second degree)MSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
MSN - Pediatric Primary/Acute Care NP (RN-to-MSN second degree)MSNPNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)Yes (if GPA <3.2, GRE:1000+, MAT:410+, or GMAT:480+)
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate CertificatePost-Master CertificatePNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate CertificatePost-Master CertificateNNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate CertificatePost-Master CertificateAGNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate CertificatePost-Master CertificateAGNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Adult Gerontology - Clinical Nurse Specialist (RN to MSN with associates)MSNCNSYesADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
BSN to DNP Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse SpecialistDNPCNSYesBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist - MSN to DNPDNPCNSYesMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Adult Gerontology - Clinical Nurse Specialist (RN to MSN with non-nursing bachelor)MSNCNSYesBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Adult Gerontology - Clinical Nurse Specialist (BSN to MSN)MSNCNSYesBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Post Grad Certificate Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse SpecialistPost-Master CertificateCNSYesMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate CertificatePost-Master CertificatePNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Family NP - MSNMSNFNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP - MSNMSNAGNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP - MSNMSNAGNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Cardiovascular Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP - MSNMSNAGNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology CNS - MSNMSNCNSNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology CNS - MSNMSNCNSNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Post-Grad Certificate - Palliative Care Subspecialty + Family NPPost-Master CertificateFNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Post-Grad Certificate - Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NPPost-Master CertificateAGNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Psychatric Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate CertificatePost-Master CertificatePMHNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Post-Grad Certificate - Cardiovascular Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NPPost-Master CertificateAGNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Post-Grad Certificate - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Family NPPost-Master CertificateFNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Post-Grad Certificate - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NPPost-Master CertificateAGNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Post-Grad Certificate - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NPPost-Master CertificateAGNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Women's Health NP - MSNMSNWHNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Post-Grad Certificate - Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NPPost-Master CertificateAGNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Post-Grad Certificate - Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology CNSPost-Master CertificateCNSNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Post-Grad Certificate - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Women's Health NPPost-Master CertificateWHNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate CertificatePost-Master CertificateWHNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Post-Grad Certificate - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology CNSPost-Master CertificateCNSNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (post-BSN pathway)MSNWHNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Psychatric Nurse Practitioner (post-BSN)MSNPMHNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (post-BSN pathway)MSNPNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (post-BSN pathway)MSNPNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (post-BSN pathway)MSNNNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Post-Grad Certificate - Dual Role (Family NP/Adult Gerontological Acute Care) NPPost-Master CertificateFNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (post-BSN pathway)MSNAGNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN to DNP - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology CNSDNPCNSNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Family Nurse Practitioner - MSN to DNPDNPFNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP - MSN - non-nursing bachelorsMSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Cardiovascular Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP - MSN - non-nursing bachelorsMSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Dual Role (FNP/AG-AC) NP - MSNMSNFNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Cardiovascular Subspecialty + Dual Role (FNP/AG-AC) NP - MSNMSNFNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN for RNs with a non-nursing bachelor's degree)MSNNNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN to DNP - Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology CNSDNPCNSNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - MSN to DNPDNPAGNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN for RNs with a non-nursing bachelor's degree)MSNPNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN for RNs with a non-nursing bachelor's degree)MSNPNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN for RNs with a non-nursing bachelor's degree)MSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - MSN to DNPDNPAGNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN for RNs with a non-nursing bachelor's degree)MSNWHNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Psychatric Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN for RNs with a non-nursing bachelor's degree)MSNPMHNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN for RNs with a non-nursing bachelor's degree)MSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology CNS - MSN - non-nursing bachelorsMSNCNSNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology CNS - MSN - non-nursing bachelorsMSNCNSNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Palliative Care Subspecialty + Family NP - MSNMSNFNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP - MSNMSNAGNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP - MSNMSNAGNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Post-Grad Certificate - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Dual Role (FNP/AG-AC) NPPost-Master CertificateFNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Post-Grad Certificate - Cardiovascular Subspecialty + Dual Role (FNP/AG-AC) NPPost-Master CertificateFNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner - MSN to DNPDNPWHNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - BSN to DNPDNPPMHNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - MSN to DNPDNPPNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - MSN to DNPDNPPNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - MSN to DNPDNPNNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP - MSN - non-nursing bachelorsMSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN to DNP - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NPDNPAGNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN to DNP - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Women's Health NPDNPWHNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN to DNP - Cardiovascular Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NPDNPAGNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Women's Health NP - MSN - non-nursing bachelorsMSNWHNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - BSN to DNPDNPPNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - BSN to DNPDNPNNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN to DNP - Palliative Care Subspecialty + Family NPDNPFNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN to DNP - Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NPDNPAGNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN to DNP - Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NPDNPAGNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Family Nurse Practitioner - BSN to DNPDNPFNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - BSN to DNPDNPAGNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Palliative Care Subspecialty + Family NP - MSN - non-nursing bachelorsMSNFNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP - MSN - non-nursing bachelorsMSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP - MSN - non-nursing bachelorsMSNAGNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Family NP - MSN - non-nursing bachelorsMSNFNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN to DNP - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Family NPDNPFNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN to DNP - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NPDNPAGNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
BSN to DNP - Cardiovascular Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NPDNPAGNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Dual Role (Family NP/Adult Gerontological Acute Care NP) - MSN to DNPDNPFNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Dual Role (Family NP/Adult Gerontological Acute Care NP, RN-MSN for RNs with a non-nursing bachelor's degree)MSNFNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
BSN to DNP - Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology CNSDNPCNSNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
BSN to DNP - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology CNSDNPCNSNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner - BSN to DNPDNPWHNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Psychatric Nurse Practitioner - BSN to DNPDNPPMHNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - BSN to DNPDNPPNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - BSN to DNPDNPAGNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology CNS - MSN - ADN bridgeMSNCNSNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP - MSN - ADN bridgeMSNAGNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (ADN bridge)MSNNNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Women's Health NP - MSN - ADN bridgeMSNWHNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Dual Role (FNP/AG-AC) NP - MSN - ADN bridgeMSNFNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Family NP - MSN - ADN bridgeMSNFNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Cardiovascular Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP - MSN - ADN bridgeMSNAGNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP - MSN - ADN bridgeMSNAGNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
BSN to DNP - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Women's Health NPDNPWHNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
BSN to DNP - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Family NPDNPFNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
BSN to DNP - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NPDNPAGNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
BSN to DNP - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NPDNPAGNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP - MSN - ADN bridgeMSNAGNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (ADN bridge)MSNAGNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
BSN to DNP - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Dual Role (FNP/AG-AC) NPDNPFNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology CNS - MSN - ADN bridgeMSNCNSNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP - MSN - ADN bridgeMSNAGNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Cardiovascular Subspecialty + Dual Role (FNP/AG-AC) NP - MSN - ADN bridgeMSNFNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Dual Role (Family NP/Adult Gerontological Acute Care NP) - BSN to DNPDNPFNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN to DNP - Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Dual Role (FNP/AG-AC) NPDNPFNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN to DNP - Cardiovascular Subspecialty + Dual Role (FNP/AG-AC) NPDNPFNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty + Dual Role (FNP/AG-AC) NP - MSN - non-nursing bachelorsMSNFNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Cardiovascular Subspecialty + Dual Role (FNP/AG-AC) NP - MSN - non-nursing bachelorsMSNFNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
BSN to DNP - Palliative Care Subspecialty + Family NPDNPFNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
BSN to DNP - Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NPDNPAGNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
BSN to DNP - Palliative Care Subspecialty + Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NPDNPAGNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
BSN to DNP - Cardiovascular Subspecialty + Dual Role (FNP/AG-AC) NPDNPFNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (ADN bridge)MSNWHNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN for RNs with a non-nursing bachelor's degree)MSNFNPNoBachelor's (Non-Nursing)No GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Dual Role (Family NP/Adult Gerontological Acute Care NP, post-BSN pathway)MSNFNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (post-BSN pathway)MSNFNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (post-BSN pathway)MSNAGNPNoBSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate CertificatePost-Master CertificateFNPNoMSNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ADN bridge)MSNPNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Palliative Care Subspecialty + Family NP - MSN - ADN bridgeMSNFNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (ADN bridge)MSNPNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (ADN bridge)MSNFNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Dual Role (Family NP/Adult Gerontological Acute Care NP, ADN bridge)MSNFNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ADN bridge)MSNAGNPNoADNNo GRE Required
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
MSN - Psychatric Nurse Practitioner (ADN bridge)MSNPMHNPNoADNNo GRE Required

Preceptorships & Licensure

Students of online NP programs in Alabama do need to complete clinical hours to finish their MSN degree and qualify for national certification and APN licensure. These clinical experiences provide you with direct-patient care and better equip you to work in your NP area of specialty. These hours are embedded as part of the MSN experience, but usually occur in the latter part of the program after the fundamental advanced knowledge in nursing has been obtained. The Alabama Board of Nursing does not report the number of clinical hours needed, but instead indicates in its APN licensing requirements that applicants need to meet the clinical experience requirements set up as part of an organized program of study to be eligible for licensure.

As well, in Alabama, nurse practitioners practice under a ‘reduced’ authority practice, meaning that they need to collaborate with a physician or doctors in order to provide care or authorize prescriptions. In fact, on the Alabama Board of Nursing website, it is reported that nurse practitioners, as well as nurse midwives, are required to have a collaborative practice agreement in place with approved formulary before they are allowed to prescribe legend drugs of any classification. (Legend drugs are those that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and can only be prescribed by a licensed doctor or other type of licensed healthcare provider).

Online NP Programs for AL Nurses

Simmons College

Online RN to MSN - FNP

Online Bachelor's to MSN - FNP

Online BSN to MSN - FNP

Maryville University

Online MSN - FNP

Online MSN - PNP-PC

Online MSN - AG-ACNP

Online MSN - AG-PCNP

Online BSN to DNP - FNP