Becoming an LPN in Alabama

The state of Alabama strives to promote quality nursing by focusing on education, information, and leadership. This ensures the competency of healthcare workers, allowing them to provide safe, quality service for their patients and the healthcare community. Alabama expects jobs of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to rise by 15% per year by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s recommended to apply for an LPN license via exam or endorsement to take advantage if of this growing-demand and ensure job placement in the state of Alabama.

  • LPN Programs in Alabama

    Alabama Southern Community College
    2800 S Alabama Ave, Monroeville, AL 36460
    (251) 575-3156 Visit Homepage
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    Bevill State Community College
    101 State St, Sumiton, AL 35148
    (205) 648-3271 Visit Homepage
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    Bishop State Community College
    351 N Broad St, Mobile, AL 36603
    (251) 405-7000 Visit Homepage
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    Calhoun Community College
    6250 U.S. 31, Tanner, AL 35671
    (256) 890-4700 Visit Homepage
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    Central Alabama Community College
    1675 Cherokee Rd, Alexander City, AL 35010
    (256) 234-6346 Visit Homepage
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    Gadsden State Community College
    1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, AL 35903
    (256) 549-8200 Visit Homepage
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    Herzing University
    280 W Valley Ave, Birmingham, AL 35209
    (205) 916-2800 Visit Homepage
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    J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College
    3421 Meridian St N, Huntsville, AL 35811
    (256) 539-8161 Visit Homepage
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    Lawson State Community College
    3060 Wilson Rd SW, Birmingham, AL 35221
    (205) 925-2515 Visit Homepage
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    Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
    1708 N Main St, Opp, AL 36467
    (334) 493-3573 Visit Homepage
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    Northeast Alabama Community College
    138 Alabama 35, Rainsville, AL 35744
    (256) 228-6001 Visit Homepage
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    Northwest Shoals Community College
    800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
    (256) 331-5200 Visit Homepage
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    Reid State Technical College
    100 Alabama 83, Evergreen, AL 36401
    (251) 578-1313 Visit Homepage
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    Shelton State Community College
    9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    (205) 391-2211 Visit Homepage
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    Southern Union State Community College
    750 Roberts St, Wadley, AL 36276
    (256) 395-2211 Visit Homepage
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    Trenholm State Community College
    1225 Air Base Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36108
    (334) 420-4415 Visit Homepage
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    Wallace Community College
    1141 Wallace Drive, Dothan, AL 36303
    (334) 983-3521 Visit Homepage
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    Wallace Community College - Selma
    3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway, Selma, AL 36702-2530
    (334) 876-9227 Visit Homepage
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    Wallace State Community College
    801 Main Street N.W., Hanceville, AL 35077-2000
    (356) 352-8198 Visit Homepage
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    Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.

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  • Alabama LPN Licensing Requirements

    Alabama has strict requirements for becoming an LPN in the state—the most important being attending a State Board-approved nursing program and passing the NCLEX exam.

    Apply for the NCLEX-PN Exam (

    Along with a completed application for licensure, the applicant must submit:

    • Office transcript from state-approved nursing program.
    • Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence.
    • Receipt of NCLEX exam registration.

    On the job as an LPN, endurance may be a necessity. Long, extended periods on your feet and the ability to lift patients may be required daily.

    If an applicant holds a license in 1 of the other 50 US states, he or she can apply for an Alabama license by endorsement. Along with the required application and fee, the applicant must also submit:

    • Proof (verification) of license from another state.
    • Office school transcripts in a sealed envelope from state-approved school.
    • Proof of completion of 24 contact hours of continued education.
    • Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence.

    Applicants educated abroad can apply for a license in Alabama and must not only have passed the NCLEX, but he or she must also submit his or her official school transcripts for the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) to perform a full course-by-course review and evaluate the credentials. The applicant must also have graduated from an approved nursing program that is equivalent to the state of Alabama and have a social security number.

    Alabama LPN licenses expire December 31st every even-numbered year, but the licensee can renew from September 1 to November 30th of the year their license expires—renewing between December 1 and 31st will incur a late fee. In addition, 24+ contact hours of board-approved continued education must also be completed during the 2 year licensing period.

    Learn more about Alabama LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.

    Additional AL Nursing Resources

    Alabama Board of Nursing

    770 Washington Avenue
    RSA Plaza, Suite 250
    Montgomery, AL 36130-3900
    Phone: (334) 242-4060
    Fax: (334) 242-4360

    1. Alabama State Nurses Association (

    For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Alabama LPN to RN programs page.