Announcements

Sep 09

Nursing Care Under Disaster Circumstances:

Nurses accompanying patients and remaining to facilitate care can work during a declared emergency in Alabama for a up to 30 days. The employer is responsible for verifying licenses of any out of state nurses. Any facility receiving out of state staff to care for patients should provide the following... read more →
Aug 07
Aug 07

FAQS

Aug 03

ABN August 2017 Newsletter

The August 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.
Aug 02

2017 LPN Renewal Reminder

TO ALL ALABAMA LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES: As a reminder, LPN Renewal begins September 1, 2017, and ends November 30, 2017. Please visit the “MyProfile” section of the ABN website to ensure that you meet all requirements for renewal. These requirements include 24 contact hours of Continuing Education credit (prorated in... read more →
Jul 31

Proposed Rule Changes – Chapter 610-X-12

Proposed rule changes for Chapter 610-X-12, Loan Repayment Program for Advanced Practice Nursing have now been posted on the ABN website. The proposed changes can be found at http://www.abn.alabama.gov/laws/#tab-proposed. The Board will accept comments until 4:30 p.m. on September 5, 2017.
Jun 26

May 2017 Disciplinary Actions

The May 2017 Disciplinary Actions taken by the Board have now been posted to the ABN website. The list can be located at http://www.abn.alabama.gov/discipline/#tab-daction
May 03

January 2017 and March 2017 Disciplinary Actions

The January 2017 and March 2017 Disciplinary Actions taken by the Board have now been posted to the ABN website. The list can be located at http://www.abn.alabama.gov/discipline/#tab-daction.
Apr 03
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Feb 07

ATTENTION: All Continuing Education Providers

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 →
Jan 27

ABN February 2017 Newsletter

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.
Dec 22
Nov 08

UPDATE: Important RN Renewal Update from ABN

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 →
Nov 08

ABN Advanced Practice Loan Deadline Extended to 12/16/2016

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 →
Nov 04

ITT Campus Closure Update – November 4

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 →
Nov 03

ABN November 2016 Newsletter

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.
Oct 20

ITT Campus Closure Update – October 20

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 itttech@parchment.com. 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 →
Oct 04

ABN Advanced Practice Loan Repayment Program Kicks Off October 17

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 →
Sep 28

ATTENTION: Mobile-area ITT Students

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
Sep 28

July Board Meeting Minutes

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
Sep 21
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Sep 14
Sep 12

Information for Displaced ITT Students

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 →
Sep 01

July 2016 Disciplinary Actions

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.
Aug 31

Proposed Rule Changes

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 →
Aug 01

ABN August Newsletter

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.
Jul 29

ABN Approves Ground-Breaking Military Bridge Program

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 →
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Jun 27

License Cards, Advanced Practice Approval Cards Discontinued

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 →
May 06

ABN May Newsletter

The May 2016 newsletter is available for download now. Visit the Board Information tab on the About ABN page to access previous newsletters.
Feb 19

Alabama Nursing Resource Center

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 →
Feb 19

No More License Cards

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 →
Feb 19
Feb 19

ABN February Newsletter

The February 2016 newsletter is available for download now. Visit the Board Information tab on the About ABN page to access previous newsletters.
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