You must have 24 contact hours to endorse. As stated in the Alabama Board of Nursing Administrative Code Rule 610-X-10-.05, (See Administrative Code at the Board’s web site, www.abn.alabama.gov) all required contact hours may be obtained from the following activities: workshops, seminars, classroom, web casts, internet, intranet, home study, continuing education journals, and pod casts.
(i) Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Initial Course: 4.5 contact hours.
(ii) Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Renewal Course: 3 contact hours.
(iii) Advanced Cardiac Life Support Initial Course: 13.5 contact hours.
(iv) Advanced Cardiac Life Support Renewal Course: 9 contact hours.
(v) Pediatric Advanced Life Support Initial Course: 14 contact hours.
(vi) Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal Course: 8.5 contact hours with optional lessons; 6.5 contact hours without the optional lessons.
(vii) Instructor Course: Core Instructor Course: 8 contact hours plus discipline specific component.
(a) Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor Course—discipline specific component: 7.5 contact hours.
(b) Basic Life Support Instructor Course—discipline specific component: 5.5 contact hours.
(c) Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor Course--discipline specific component: 9.5 contact hours.
(viii) Electrocardiography (ECG) and Pharmacology: 6.25 contact hours.
(ix) Electrocardiography: 3.5 contact hours.
(x) Pharmacology: 2.75 hours.
(xi) Pediatric Emergency, Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS): 7 contact hours.
(xii) Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC): 14.42 contact hours.
(xiii) Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC): 15.33 contact hours.
(xiv) Course in Advanced Trauma Nursing (CATN): 13 hours.
(xv) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automatic External Defibrillator (CPR / AED) for Professional Rescuer: 8 contact hours for initial course or four (4) contact hours for review / update course
(xvi) Instructor Course for CPR / AED for Professional Rescuer: 16 contact hours
(xvii) International Trauma Life Support
(a) International Trauma Life Support– Advanced Provider: 16 contact hours
(b) International Trauma Life Support – Instructor: 8 contact hours
(c) International Trauma Life Support
– Pediatric –Provider: 8 contact hours
(g) Neonatal advanced life support or neonatal resuscitation program: The Board may recognize the total contact hours awarded by a Board-approved or Board-recognized provider. College courses completed after initial licensure can be used as continuing education.