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The Alabama Board of Nursing's (ABN) mission is to provide patients with competent medical staff through regulation and licensing requirements. If you are interested in working in Alabama, you should be aware of the ABN's unique licensing requirements. Alabama is not a compact state and will require licensure by endorsement if you have never held a license there before. On this page you will find general information regarding the ABN's endorsement, renewal, and continuing competency requirements
Application for license endorsement is required for nurses who received their license in another state. The requirements for endorsement are listed below.
Apply for licensure endorsement
Pay required fees
Original (not fax) verification of licensure from your original state’s Board of Nursing Mailed to ABN
Verification of original licensure in following states must be ordered from www.nursys.com
Original nursing school transcript to be mailed (not faxed) to ABN
24 contact hours of continuing education must have been completed within the last 24 months and mailed or faxed to ABN
24 contact hours are required for endorsement. There are several methods for obtaining required contact hours. According to the Minnesota Board of Nursing, "workshops, seminars, classroom, web casts, internet, intranet, home study, continuing education journals, and pod casts" are acceptable methods.
Please click here for more information regarding accepted national continuing education programs.
A list of ABN approved continuing education providers can be found here. You may enter either the city, county, provider name, or the provider number into a search bar and click submit. Some cities, such as Greensboro, may not have a list of providers while other cities like Mobile might have several.
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
770 Washington Ave
Alabama Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 303900
General fax and email
General E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information regarding endorsement
Licensure by endorsement
Joyce Jeter MSN, RN
Director – Continuing education information
LaDonna Patton, MSN, RN, CEN ARNC Director
Please click here for FAQs regarding information about continuing education programs.