The Board of Directors submitted a list of application deadlines for those who need to have collaborative agreements approved (www.abn.alabama.gov/advanced-practice-nursing/). Nurses and midwives have an area of practice that also includes prescription authorities. Alabama is asking them for collaboration agreements with doctors. A cooperating physician must hold a full Alabama license. It must meet the requirements of the Board of Directors, unless a waiver has been granted. Clinical nurses and anaesthetists are not required to have collaborative agreements. Seton Hall University offers ccne of accredited online MSN programs in Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and Health Systems Administration with Case Management. Click here to learn more about these programs. Seton Hall University`s online programs are not available in Alabama, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Oregon, Tennessee, Wyoming. An anaesthetist nurse, nurse midwife or nurse practitioner can obtain provisional admission before meeting certification requirements. It must be authorised to be tested by the relevant certification body. There are several certification bodies for clinical nurses.

The Alabama Board of Directors recognizes that a professional with provisional authorization may use the title Nurse Midwife, Graduate Registered Nurse Practitioner or Graduate Registered Nurse Anesthetist. The Advanced Practice Nurse must prove the current certification. The Board of Directors requires formal monitoring of the certification body. Information on advanced practices can be found at the Alabama Board of Nursing (www.abn.alabama.gov). The Alabama Board of Directors can be reached by telephone at 1-800-656-5318. The Board of Directors submitted a contact list for nurses and candidates of good practice (www.abn.alabama.gov/advanced-practice-nursing/). Interested individuals can subscribe to an advanced ListServ practice. The Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama (npalliancealabama.enpnetwork.com/) and the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists (www.alabamacrna.org/) are additional professional resources.