Career Opportunities

If you would like to apply to be an Alabama Department of Public Health Nurse, please review the employment requirements and complete an application at the Alabama State Personnel Website.

What is Public Health Nursing?

Public health nursing is a community based nursing profession. Highly skilled professionals provide disease prevention education and acute care to the citizens of Alabama utilizing community/population health knowledge.

What Do Public Health Nurses Do?

Public health nurses provide care and education in a variety of fields including, but not limited to:

  • Family Planning
  • Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition
  • Tuberculosis Management and Treatment
  • Child Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Education and Treatment
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Child and Adult Immunization

What Nursing Career Positions Are Available?

The following is a listing of nursing career positions available with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Minimum requirements are listed. For additional information and to apply, please visit the Alabama State Personnel Website.

Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Graduation from an approved school or practical nurse education
  • Possession of a license as a practical nurse as issued by the Alabama Board of Nursing

Staff Nurse

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Nursing
    or
  • Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing or diploma in Nursing and two years of professional nursing experience

Nurse Coordinator

  • Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Nursing, Public Health, or a closely related field; Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Nursing; and one year of professional nursing experience
    or
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Nursing and two years of professional nursing experience
    or
  • Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing or diploma in Nursing and four years of professional nursing experience

Nurse Supervisor

  • Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Nursing, Public Health, or a closely related field; Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Nursing; and two years of professional nursing experience, including one year of supervisory experience, preferably in community health nursing
    or
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Nursing and three years of professional nursing experience, including two years of supervisory experience, preferably in community health nursing
    or
  • Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing diploma in Nursing and five years of professional nursing experience, including three years of supervisory experience, preferably in community health nursing

Nurse Practitioner

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Nursing and successful completion of a nurse practitioner course from an approved school of nursing or medicine
    or
  • Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing or diploma in Nursing; successful completion of a nurse practitioner course from an approved school of nursing or medicine; and two years of professional nursing experience

Nurse Manager

  • Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Nursing, Public Health, Public Administration or Business Administration; Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Nursing; and four years of professional nursing experience, including two years of supervisory or administrative experience
    or
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Nursing and five years of professional nursing experience, including three years of supervisory or administrative experience
    or
  • Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing diploma in Nursing and seven years of professional nursing experience, including four years of supervisory or administrative experience

Nurse Administrator

  • Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Nursing, Public Health, Public Administration or Business Administration; Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Nursing; and eight years of professional nursing experience, including three years of administrative supervisory experience
    or
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Nursing and ten years of professional nursing experience, including five years of administrative supervisory experience




Page last updated: April 17, 2017