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).
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
(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.
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 Repealed and Replaced: Filed February 23, 2009; effective March 30,
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 05, February 29,
2016, eff. 3/24/2016.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVIII, Issue No. 02, November 29,
2019, eff. 1/13/2020.
Author: Alabama Board of Nursing
Code of Ala.