Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-10-.04 - Acceptable Providers Of Continuing Education

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

(1) Board-approved continuing education providers that have an assigned ABNP number and meet the standards of this chapter.
(2) Providers of continuing education recognized by the Board.
(a) Continuing education approved by any state board of nursing in the United States or its territories.
(b) Continuing education approved by national associations or organizations that are accredited by a national continuing education body. Any continuing education provider approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) shall be recognized by the Board if the content requirements are met pursuant to this chapter.
(c) National nursing organizations that approve providers of continuing education or offer continuing education are recognized by the Board.
(d) Continuing education provided by an Alabama regulatory board shall be recognized by the Board.
(e) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits sponsored or conducted by those organizations or entities accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama or by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
(f) Standardized national courses approved by a national organization that establishes the standardized course. The maximum number of contact hours the Board shall recognize, unless a Board-approved provider awards more, are listed for each course.
1. Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Initial Course: 4.5 contact hours.
2. Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Renewal Course: 3 contact hours.
3. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Initial Course: 13.5 contact hours.
4. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Renewal Course: 9 contact hours.
5. Pediatric Advanced Life Support Initial Course: 14 contact hours.
6. Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal Course: 8.5 contact hours with optional lessons; 6.5 contact hours without the optional lessons.
7. Instructor Course: Core Instructor Course: 8 contact hours plus discipline specific component.
8. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor Course- discipline specific component: 7.5 contact hours.
9. Basic Life Support Instructor Course-discipline specific component: 5.5 contact hours.
10. Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor Course-discipline specific component: 9.5 contact hours.
11. Electrocardiography (ECG) and Pharmacology: 6.25 contact hours.
12. Electrocardiography: 3.5 contact hours.
13. Pharmacology: 2.75 hours.
14. Pediatric Emergency, Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS): 7 contact hours.
15. Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC): 14.42 contact hours.
16. Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC): 15.33 contact hours.
17. Course in Advanced Trauma Nursing (CATN): 13 hours.
18. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automatic External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) for Professional Rescuer: 8 contact hours for initial course or four (4) contact hours for review/update course
19. Instructor Course for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer: 16 contact hours
20. International Trauma Life Support
(i) International Trauma Life Support- Advanced Provider: 16 contact hours
(ii) International Trauma Life Support - Instructor: 8 contact hours
(iii) International Trauma Life Support Pediatric - Provider: 8 contact hours
21. Neonatal advanced life support or neonatal resuscitation program: The Board may recognize the total contact hours awarded by a Board-approved or Board-recognized provider.
(g) State Nurses Associations.
(h) Continuing education provided by colleges and universities that are accredited by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and have continuing education as part of their mission.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-10-.04
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.

Author: Alabama Board of Nursing

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

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