This is a reminder that the Board will discontinue issuing license cards for LPNs and RNs effective January 1, 2016, at which time license cards will not be valid for licensure verification. This change will require employers and others seeking to verify the validity of a nursing license to obtain primary source verification either through ABN’s Subscription Service or through a verification request on the ABN website (www.abn.alabama.gov). License Look-up on the ABN website has also been upgraded with a print product that will allow you to use that service as primary source verification from ABN.
In addition to the changes noted above, the ABN will mail out a newly-designed Continuing Education (CE) card to all licensees. This card will be used to process CE contact hours obtained from Board-Approved Providers. The CE cards will not expire and will remain with the licensee, whether or not the license remains in good standing.
AGAIN, THE CE CARD IS NOT A LICENSE AND PRIMARY SOURCE VERIFICATION MUST BE OBTAINED IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE VALIDITY OF THE LICENSE.
Thank you in advance for your time and attention as we continue to move Alabama nursing forward in a new direction. Please direct any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peggy Sellers Benson RN, MSHA, MSN, NE-BC
Office Phone 334-293-5200
Fax Number 334-293-5201