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Alabama Nursing License

If are you thinking of getting your nursing license or if you want to confirm that someone you know is a licensed nurse the Alabama Board of Nursing license lookup makes this easy to check. You can just enter the name or license number and get information from the Alabama Nursing License lookup in seconds.

How do I get a nursing license in Alabama?

Before getting your Alabama Nursing License and become a Registered Nurse, you need to pass three stages of getting education, passing the NCLEX-RN exam, and getting licensure from the state of Alabama Board of Nursing.

  1. Complete an approved nursing program
    For your nursing license you will need to submit an approved and accredited nursing program diploma, or associate degree or ADN, or you will need to have a bachelor’s degree, or BSN, LPN to BSN.
  2. Pass the NCLEX-RN
    Everybody, who wants to work in hospitals as a nurse must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses before obtaining a license. You should register for the exam, submit your official transcript, pay the fees, and after receiving an Authorization to test you may schedule and take the exam. You can pass all the steps through this link.
  3. Obtain a license
    After passing the exam you may already apply and obtain your nursing license and become a Registered Nurse. You may to do it through the Alabama Board of Nursing website.

Is Alabama a compact state for nursing?

Starting from January 1st, 2020 Alabama joined 31 other states and implemented the NLC, which allows for RNs and LPN/VNs, whose primary state of residence is in an NLC state, to hold one multistate license, with the authority to practice in both their home state and other NLC states. Now, you can apply to convert your single state Alabama license to a multistate license. You can find the application through this link. There are some requirements for the multistate license, which includes a federal and state fingerprint-based criminal background check. For more information you can visit this page.

How long does it take to get an Alabama nursing license?

There are some factors that may affect on how long it may take from you to get an Alabama nursing license. The education requirements can vary from one to four years. If you are going to obtain master’s degree, it may take from you four years.

If you are a first time applicant, you can apply for a temporary permit. This process generally can be completed within 3 to 4 days.
But in general, there is no timetable for issuing licenses. A license will only be issued when all requirements are completed. Applications are processed on a first-in, first-out basis.

How much does it cost to renew a nursing license in Alabama?

There are some payments that you are going to make to get your Alabama Nursing License and become a Registered Nurse. First of all, you will choose to apply weather for Single State License or for Multistate License. Single State Licensure by Examination or Endorsement fee is $100.

Multistate Licensure by Examination or Endorsement fee is $200. For your temporary permission you will need to pay $50. For Biennial Renewal of Single State RN or LPN license you will need to pay $100. And, for Biennial Renewal of Multistate RN or LPN license the payment fee is $200. To renew your nursing license you need to submit Continuing education proof.

How Do I Verify a Nursing License in Alabama?

The easiest way to verify a nursing license is with an Alabama RN license lookup. The Alabama Board of Registered Nursing directs you to the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) license search page.

When you visit the Alabama CNA license lookup page, choose “Registered Nursing, Board Of” from the drop-down menu under “Boards and Bureaus.” From there, you can choose the license type in another drop-down menu or search by license number or name. The RN Alabama license lookup will give you the name and license number of the nurse you enter. If there are disciplinary documents available for the license, you will see these as well. The nursing license lookup Alabama also shows the status of the license.

You can also visit and at the top of the website, you can find a search form, where you can type either the name of the nurse you are looking for, or the license number if you know. If you are looking for a company, you type the name of the company.

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