Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-10-.03 - Content Of Continuing Education

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

(1) Acceptable content for continuing education courses shall include one or more of the following:
(a) Clinical technology, procedures, and nursing implications.
(b) Specialty areas of nursing practice.
(c) Nursing practices related to care of the patient, including but not limited to counseling, patient teaching, infection control, and safety factors.
(d) Administration, management, and supervision in health care delivery.
(e) Social, legal, and ethical aspects of nursing.
(f) Nursing education.
(g) Nursing research, theory, and practice issues.
(h) Quality improvement and management, accrediting standards, and processes.
(i) Academic credit applicable to nursing that is earned from liberal arts, sciences, business, and general education courses obtained after initial licensure from an institution accredited by an educational accrediting body or that is earned in pursuit of a higher degree in nursing.
(j) Professional conduct.
(k) Orientation in-service programs and mandatory annual education on facility-specific policies - specific activities designed to familiarize employees with the policies and procedures of an institution or general orientation in-service.
(l) Serving as an appointed facility preceptor for students and/or new hire orientation.
(2) Courses that are not directly applicable to nursing practice are not acceptable for continuing education credit. Such courses may include but are not limited to:
(a) Courses taken for self-help such as weight loss, self-awareness, self-help therapy, changes in attitude, and yoga.
(b) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid classes designed for lay people.
(c) Courses taken for personal economic gain e.g. investment, retirement planning.
(d) Presentation of class(es), course(s) or program(s) that are:
1. Not an original development of the presenter
2. Not approved by a Board-acceptable provider of continuing education.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-10-.03
Repealed and Replaced: Filed February 23, 2009; Effective March 30, 2009. Amended: Filed January 25, 2011; effective March 1, 2011. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 05, February 29, 2016, eff. 3/24/2016. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIX, Issue No. 09, June 30, 2021, eff. 8/14/2021.

Author: Alabama Board of Nursing

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

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