Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-4-.06 - Graduates Of Foreign Nursing Schools

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

The applicant educated in a nursing education program outside of the jurisdiction of the United States shall:

(1) Submit a completed electronic application and required fee(s).
(2) Be required to pass the same licensure examination as applicants for licensure by examination in Alabama, unless the applicant has been licensed in another state by examination.
(3) Be a graduate of a nursing education program approved by the proper authorities in the country where the program is located.
(4) Correct any educational deficiencies by taking additional courses, as directed by the Board.
(5) Have completed secondary school or its equivalent.
(6) Provide a certified course-by-course report from a credential evaluation service acceptable to the Board, verifying that the applicant:
(a) Has earned educational credentials equivalent to graduation from a governmentally accredited/approved, post-secondary general nursing program.
(b) Received both theory and clinical education in each of the following: nursing care of the adult which includes both medical and surgical nursing, maternal/infant nursing, nursing care of children, and psychiatric/mental health nursing.
(7) In the case of an applicant for licensure by examination, the applicant must provide certification that the applicant has achieved an approved score on an English proficiency test acceptable to the Board, unless a substantial portion of the applicant's nursing program of study, as determined by the Board, was conducted in English. At-home or online testing is not sufficient to satisfy this requirement.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-4-.06
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 Repealed and New Rule: Filed May 29, 2001; effective July 3, 2001. Repealed and New Rule: Filed September 29, 2004; effective November 1, 2004.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 XL, Issue No. 04, January 31, 2022, eff. 3/17/2022.

Rule 610-X-4-.05 was renumbered to 610-X-4-.06 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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