Alabama Nursing License

Nursing Licenses in AlabamaMaster’s Required?
Certified Nurse-Midwife Y
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Y
Certified Registered Nurse PractitionerY
Clinical Nurse SpecialistY
Registered Nurse (RN)N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)N
NOTE: Nursing requirements change rapidly. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Alabama State Board of Nursing before applying for licensure. Last updated: 1/20/2015

Alabama Nursing Salary Average

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Licensed Nursing AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
$21,590$35,180$55,870>$80,000*
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Alabama can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Alabama nursing salary.

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Is Alabama a Nursing Licensure Compact State?No

There are many paths to become a nurse in Alabama. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Alabama, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Alabama nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Alabama, please let us know!

 


Alabama Nursing Licensure Renewal

Alabama nursing licenses renew every 2 years. Assignment to odd- or even-numbered renewal years will depend on the degree held. 24 continuing education units (CEUs) are required for all nurses and Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs), and all national certifications must also be maintained.

Certified Nurse Midwife in Alabama

EducationGraduation from a nurse midwifery education program and master’s or higher degree in nursing.
ExaminationCertified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Exam from the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)
Fees$100 Physician’s Collaborative Practice Fee and $750 Certification Examination Fee
ExperienceNone
Certification RequiredCertified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) from the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)
RenewalCNMs renew licenses every two years on the last day of the nurse’s birth month. Advanced practice nurses must have an active R.N. license to practice. Requirements for CNM renewal are the successful completion of the American Midwife Certification Board (AMCB) certificate maintenance program and payment of a $65 annual fee. Please note that the certificate maintenance program must be completed every five years, but the annual fee must be paid every year in addition to the R.N. renewal. CNMs with prescriptive rights must complete five continuing education units (CEUs) in pharmacology specific to their practice area during each licensing period. Individuals practicing as a CNM must renew their license through the AMCB every five years. Must renew with the state of Alabama at the time of renewing RN license.
Additional InformationAn Active Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.
EndorsementAvailable through Verification by the Board of Nursing. Contact the Board of Nursing to determine whether you need to send an original verification or order one from http://www.nursys.com/.

 

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Alabama

EducationMaster’s Degree or Higher from a Nurse Anesthetist Program Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
ExaminationCertified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Exam from the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)
Fees$150 for initial approval, $725 Certification Examination Fee
ExperienceNone
Certification RequiredCertified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from the National Board on Certification and Recertification Of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)
RenewalLicense renewal is required through the Alabama Board of Nursing every two years at the same time as RN licensure renewal. Any national certifications also need to be maintained in addition to paying the registered nurse (R.N.) renewal fees.
Additional InformationAn Active Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.
EndorsementAvailable through Verification by the Board of Nursing. Contact the Board of Nursing to determine whether you need to send an original verification or order one from http://www.nursys.com/.

 

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in Alabama

EducationMaster’s Degree or Higher from an Approved Nurse Practitioner Program
ExaminationVaries for Different Certifications
FeesPhysician’s Collaborative Practice Fee ($100.00), Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)
ExperienceNone
Certification RequiredCertification as a nurse practitioner in the specialty consistent with NP education from a national certifying body recognized by the Alabama Board of Nursing.
RenewalNurse Practitioner Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), or the National Certification Corporation (NCC)
Additional InformationAn Active Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.
EndorsementAvailable through Verification by the Board of Nursing. Contact the Board of Nursing to determine whether you need to send an original verification or order one from http://www.nursys.com/.

 

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Alabama

EducationMaster’s Degree or Higher from an Approved Clinical Nurse Specialist Program
ExaminationVaries for Different Certifications
Fees$150 for initial approval, Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)
ExperienceNone
Certification RequiredCertification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from a national certifying body recognized by the Alabama Board of Nursing: American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation, Oncology Nursing Certification Council (A-OCN); Wound, Ostomy and Continence
RenewalClinical Nurse Specialists must renew advanced licenses when renewing RN license and must also renew their national certifications. Renewal deadlines and requirements will vary for different Certifications.
Additional InformationAn Active Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.
EndorsementAvailable through Verification by the Board of Nursing. Contact the Board of Nursing to determine whether you need to send an original verification or order one from http://www.nursys.com/.

 

Registered Nurse (RN) in Alabama

Education Has successfully completed an educational program in a school of nursing approved by the board and is a citizen of the United States
ExaminationNCLEX-RN
Fees$85 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee
ExperienceNone
RenewalEvery even year from September to November, $75
Additional InformationNone

EndorsementAvailable through Verification by the Board of Nursing. Contact the Board of Nursing to determine whether you need to send an original verification or order one from http://www.nursys.com/.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Alabama

EducationHas successfully completed an educational program of at least one year’s duration in a school of practical nursing, approved by the board
ExaminationNCLEX-PN
Fees$85 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee
ExperienceNone
RenewalEvery Odd Year From Setember to November, $75
Additional InformationNone
EndorsementAvailable through Verification by the Board of Nursing. Contact the Board of Nursing to determine whether you need to send an original verification or order one from http://www.nursys.com/.