Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-4-.04 - Application Process For Licensure By Examination

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

(1) The applicant shall submit to the Board an electronic completed application and the required fee(s).
(2) The applicant for multistate licensure shall provide evidence of legal residence in Alabama. This evidence may include, but is not limited to, a current:
(a) driver's license with a home address;
(b) voter registration card with a home address;
(c) federal income tax return with a primary state of residence declaration;
(d) military form no. 2058 (state of legal residence certificate); or
(e) W2 form from the United States government or any bureau, division, or agency thereof, indicating residence.
(3) A primary source official school transcript shall be submitted to the Board and shall indicate the date of completion of the program and/or date degree/certificate was conferred.
(4) Multistate applicants shall be referred to a local approved agency where fingerprint or other biometric-based information is collected for state and federal criminal background checks. The state and federal results are transmitted to the Board. The Board will participate in the Federal Bureau of Investigation Rap Back system, or an entity performing a similar function, if available.
(5) The Board shall determine the applicant's eligibility to take the licensing examination.
(6) If the applicant for licensure by examination is issued a license during the renewal period for that license type, the license shall expire at the end of the next license period.
(7) A first-time applicant for licensure by examination may request a nonrenewable temporary permit to practice nursing.
(a) The temporary permit is valid for a period of time determined by the Board.
(b) The temporary permit allows the applicant for licensure by examination to practice and use the title Nursing Graduate-PN Program (NG-PNP) or Nursing Graduate-RN Program (NG-RNP), as appropriate, subject to the following stipulations.
1. The Nursing Graduate must function under direct supervision of a currently licensed registered nurse.
2. The Nursing Graduate shall not assume nor be assigned charge responsibilities.
3. Nursing Graduates holding temporary permits shall practice only in Alabama.
4. A temporary permit issued by a party state other than Alabama does not grant the holder a multistate licensure privilege.
(c) A temporary permit issued by the Board to an applicant for licensure by examination shall immediately become null and void if one of the following conditions is met:
1. The applicant fails the licensing examination.
2. The expiration date on the permit is reached.
3. A license is issued.
4. The applicant is denied licensure.
(d) The applicant who receives a temporary permit is required to:
1. Provide every employer evidence of the temporary permit for visual inspection.
2. Provide to an employer validation of a current license upon receipt of the official license notice.
3. Inform the employer of denial of licensure.
4. Immediately inform the employer of failure of the licensing examination.
(e) The Board shall issue notice of denial of licensure. Receipt of notice is presumed within five calendar days of mailing.
(f) An applicant who is ineligible for or is denied a multistate license may be eligible for single state licensure, at the discretion of the Board.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-4-.04
Filed September 29, 1982. Amended: Filed: February 1, 1994; effective March 8, 1994. Repealed and New Rule: Filed May 29, 2001; effective July 3, 2001. Repealed and New Rule: Filed September 29, 2004; effective November 1, 2004. Amended: Filed November 26, 2007; effective December 31, 2007. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 07, April 29, 2016, eff. 6/6/2016. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXV, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2016, eff. 1/5/2017. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 11, August 30, 2019, eff. 9/9/2019; operative January 1, 2020. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVIII, Issue No. 02, November 29, 2019, eff. 1/13/2020.

Rule 610-X-4-.03 was renumbered to 610-X-4-.04 as per certification filed November 26, 2007.

Author: Alabama Board of Nursing

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 34-21-21, 34-21-22.

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