Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-10-.01 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022

(1) Board Approved Continuing Education Provider: An individual; partnership; association; organization; educational institution; governmental agency; or licensed health care facility, including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, home health agencies, or other organized health care facilities, offering continuing education for nurses that meet Board criteria for approval and are assigned an Alabama Board of Nursing Provider (ABNP) number.
(2) Board Recognized Continuing Education Provider: A national or regional agency, journal, Alabama regulatory agency or board, or another Board of Nursing recognized by the Alabama Board of Nursing as providing or approving continuing education in accordance with criteria that are substantially the same as those required of Alabama Board of Nursing approved providers of continuing education.
(3) Board Approved or Board Recognized Continuing Education Activity: An activity that meets the definition of continuing education and has undergone approval by a Board approved provider or Board recognized provider of continuing education. An activity may be a program of multiple sessions or a single session lasting at least twenty-five minutes (0.5 contact hours).
(4) Continuing Education: Planned, organized learning experiences designed to augment the knowledge, skill, and ability to enhance nursing practice and therefore improve health care delivered to the public.
(5) Continuing Education Contact Hour: Unit of measurement of continuing education that meets Board criteria for approval and lasts at least fifty minutes.
(6) Provider Number: A permanent, nontransferable number assigned by the Board to designate an approved provider.
(7) Refresher Course: A body of study with both theoretical and clinical components that are relevant to current practice modalities and technologies.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-10-.01
Effective March 22, 1991. Amended: August 29, 1994. Amended: May 24, 1996. Filed January 29, 2002; effective March 5, 2002. Amended: Filed September 16, 2005; effective October 21, 2005. Repealed and Replaced: Filed February 23, 2009; effective March 30, 2009. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 05, February 29, 2016, eff. 3/24/2016. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVIII, Issue No. 02, November 29, 2019, eff. 1/13/2020.

Author: Alabama Board of Nursing

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 34-21-2, 34-21-23(f).

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