Alabama issues single-state licenses (SSL) to qualified applicants who wish to practice only in Alabama. Applicants wishing to endorse to Alabama for a license must not hold an active multistate in another state.

Alabama issues multistate licenses (MSL) to qualified applicants who declare a primary state of residence (PSOR) in Alabama. A nurse holding a multistate license is entitled to practice in any NLC party state but must comply at all times with the laws of the state where he or she currently is practicing.

APRNs with an active RN multistate license in another state who are not changing their primary state of residence to Alabama must still apply for approval to engage in advanced practice nursing in Alabama.

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