The field of nursing can provide more professional benefits and emotional rewards than you can imagine. Nursing is an art and science directed at the promotion of health, prevention of disease and care of the sick. Today’s nurse operates and interprets intricate life-saving equipment and understands, administers and evaluates the effects of a wide range of medications. Nurses also participate in patient care evaluation, discharge planning and patient education. The nurse is responsible for assisting the patient in lifestyle changes and promoting self-care for patients with chronic self-limiting health concerns.
Masters Degree: There are three types of nursing programs which will prepare one to take the same licensure examination to become a Registered Nurse. The program chosen will depend on career goals, the amount of time one wishes to spend on education, interest in advancing to positions of greater responsibility, and the financial resources available. Masters and doctoral programs are available for those who wish to become certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical specialists, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, nurse administrators, and nurse educators.
- Auburn University – School of Nursing
- Samford University – Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing
- UAB Nurse Anesthesia Graduate Program
- University of Alabama – Capstone College of Nursing
- University of Alabama at Birmingham – School of Nursing
- University of Alabama in Huntsville – UAH
- University of Mobile
- University of South Alabama – College of Nursing