Alabama Advanced Practice Nurse: 24 Hours Needed
Advanced Practice Nurses are required to completed 24 CE hours every licensing and renewal period, of which a minimum of six (6) hours must be in pharmacology.
Advanced Practice approval from the Alabama Board of Nursing will expire with your Registered Nurse license or on the date of expiration of your national specialty certification, whichever comes first. Registered Nurses licenses are valid from January 1 of each odd-numbered year and expires December 31 of each even-numbered year.
If licensed by examination, reinstatement or endorsement during the earning period the contact hours are prorated. A prorated chart is on the Board’s web site, www.abn.alabama.gov.
Steps To Complete
- Complete required continuing education hours.
- Complete renewal information and application and pay your appropriate renewal fee for desired license status by mail or online.
Courses must be approved/offered by one of the following:
- Alabama Board of Nursing
- Another State Board of Nursing
- The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- The International Association of Continuing Education Training (IACET)
- American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award Category I activities
For further questions, please visit the Alabama Board of Nursing website.
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