The meeting minutes for the November 2016 and January 2017 Board meetings are now online. They can be found HERE.
The ABN has posted a document on our website concerning the Scope of Practice Decision Making Model. It can be found HERE
The ABN recently was informed that some of the CE cards for licensees contain a bit of erroneous coding indicating an expiration date for the card. Please be advised that these cards never expire and can be used to record CE, even in cases where the nurse’s license is no... read more →
The February 2017 newsletter is available for download now. You can also find it along with previous issues of the newsletter on the ABN website under Board Information.
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ATTENTION: ALL ALABAMA-LICENSED RNs As many of you are aware, over the past several days, the Alabama Board of Nursing experienced a number of technical difficulties, which led to a brief service interruption. These issues have been corrected. The Board is acutely aware of the inconvenience this has created for... read more →
ATTENTION: RNs and Nursing Education Programs As many are aware, ABN recently experienced an unavoidable interruption in the service of its online applications, including the application for the new Loan Program for Advanced Practice Nursing. In light of the inconveniences this may have caused, we are extending the deadline for... read more →
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION / FEDERAL STUDENT AID: Contact information: 1-800-433-3243 Eligibility for Closed School Loan Discharge: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/closed-school#comparable-program Frequently Asked Questions About the Closure of ITT Technical Institutes: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/itt/faq National Student Loan Data System: Information on student loans: https://www.nsld.ed.gov/nsld/nsld_SA FILING COMPLAINTS Any student affected by the abrupt closure is encouraged... read more →
The November 2016 newsletter is available for download now. You can also find it along with previous issues of the newsletter on the ABN website under Board Information.
Dear ITT Students: Please review the following information outlining the latest ITT Closure updates: TRANSCRIPTS: Contact information for Parchment: www.parchment.com/ITT. Direct access to the student support team is at firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the closure of ITT has occurred, the following link http://itt-tech.info/ is still active and accessible as of today’s date.... read more →
Attention: RNs and Nursing Graduate Education Programs We are pleased to announce that Alabama Board of Nursing will begin accepting applications for the new Loan Repayment Program for Advanced Practice Nursing on October 17, 2016; applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on November 30. Loans will be approved by... read more →
Bishop State Community College is holding special enrollment meetings for ITT students. http://www.bishop.edu/component/content/article/3-featured/762-090716-bishop-welcomes-itt-students.html
The meeting minutes for the July 2016 Board meeting are now online. They can be found on the ABN site at http://www.abn.alabama.gov/about/#tab-meetings
Below is an announcement from Cody Thompson, Director of Health Programs for the Alabama Community College System, regarding ITT.
View the complete press release on HHS website. On Aug. 31, the HHS announced $53 million in funding to 44 states, four tribes and the District of Columbia to help address the opioid abuse epidemic. The funding will be administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and... read more →
View the complete press release on HHS website. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy sent a letter to 2.3 million health care providers asking them to help fight the nation’s prescription opioid epidemic. The surgeon general urged clinicians to visit his recently launched website, Turn the Tide, where they can... read more →
ALABAMA COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION ITT CAMPUS CLOSURE UPDATE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 Print Version - Information for Displaced ITT Students (PDF) U.S. Department of Education Webinar Schedule: Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time/2:00 p.m. CST Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time/8:00 p.m. CST... read more →
The July 2016 Disciplinary Actions taken by the Board have now been posted to the ABN website. The July 2016 list as well as previous list can be located HERE.
Proposed rule changes for 610-X-5-.12 Prescriptions and Medication Orders by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners and 610-X-5-.23, Prescriptions and Medication Orders by Certified Nurse Midwives have now been posted on the ABN website. The proposed changes can be found here. The Board will accept comments until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October... read more →
The August 2016 newsletter is available for download now. You can also find it along with previous issues of the newsletter on the ABN website under Board Information.
On July 21, 2016, the Alabama Board of Nursing unanimously voted to approve a new education track that will allow qualified veterans of the United States Armed Forces with experience in the health care field to earn approval to test for the NCLEX-PN© exam, which would qualify them as fully... read more →
Below is a copy of the letter the Board sent today in support of Full Practice Authority for Advanced Practice Nurses in VA facilities. Anyone who wishes to share their comments on the rule should visit www.regulations.gov.
The meeting minutes for the May 2016 Board meeting are now online. They can be found on the ABN site at http://www.abn.alabama.gov/about/#tab-meetings.
Please join us in welcoming a new member of ABN’s nursing staff. Vicki Hill, MSN, RN, has taken over a newly created Nursing Education Consultant position, where she will oversee approval and review of all LPN and proprietary ADN programs. Prior to coming to the ABN, Vicki served as the... read more →
We are pleased to announce that ABN Board Member Natalie Baker, DNP, CRNP, has been appointed to NCSBN's FY 2017 Institute of Regulatory Excellence Committee. We know that she will do a wonderful job and represent Alabama well. The Board and Board staff are well-represented at the national level. Dr.... read more →
ATTENTION: NURSES, EMPLOYERS, AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES As many of you know, in light of evidence of license card fraud, the Board elected in September 2015 to discontinue issuing license and advanced practice approval cards. This was a significant change in both policy and process and required a substantial transition... read more →
The May 2016 newsletter is available for download now. Visit the Board Information tab on the About ABN page to access previous newsletters.
The ABN recognizes that ready availability of information can be transformative and is key to expanding knowledge. The Alabama Nursing Resource Center is the culmination of ABN’s vision of an effective framework for access to nursing information for licensees and the public. The information includes professional associations, educational organizations, and... read more →
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective in 2016 In order to ensure a smooth transition as the Board moves away from license cards for nurses, ABN will be issuing dual documents to licensees over the next few months. Please note that the license card does not qualify as verification of the license itself... read more →
Access complete information regarding fee structure changes here: Subscription Service Fee Structure Changes.
The February 2016 newsletter is available for download now. Visit the Board Information tab on the About ABN page to access previous newsletters.