Once you’ve had an Alabama license, you always have an Alabama license. If you did not keep it current, then the status is lapsed and you will need to reinstate it. You cannot endorse on a lapsed license.
Q. How do I get my contact hours?
You may search for CE Providers in your area and browse through a list of upcoming CE opportunities under the Continuing Ed section of the Board’s website at www.abn.alabama.gov. You can also search the internet for continuing education for nurses. Keep in mind, that MEDCEU (the online company) contact hours are not accepted by the Alabama Board of Nursing.
Q. How will Reinstatement affect upcoming license renewals effective dates?
RN’s reinstating their license between now and 08/31/2016 will receive an active license with an expiration date of 12/31/2016.
LPN’s reinstating their license between now and 08/31/2015 will receive an active license with an expiration date of 12/31/2015.
Nurses whose licenses are reinstated shall accrue for license renewal one contact hour for each calendar month remaining in the earning period after reinstatement. Please refer to the prorated chart listed under the Continuing Ed section of the Board’s website at www.abn.alabama.gov. Contact hours earned for reinstatement of a lapsed license may not be used toward the continuing education requirement for the next license renewal.