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(a) The Board of Nursing shall be the sole state authority designated to establish the qualifications necessary for a registered nurse to be certified to engage in advanced practice nursing. The Board of Nursing shall recognize the educational qualifications and training of advanced practice nurses by the issuance of a certification of qualification to engage in advanced practice nursing. To be eligible for certification, an applicant shall be currently licensed as a registered nurse in Alabama and shall meet the requirements for certification as an advanced practice nurse as defined in the rules and regulations established by the Board of Nursing.
(b) Pursuant to subsection (a), the Board of Nursing may adopt rules and regulations establishing the procedures for individuals to be certified to engage in advanced practice nursing, as well as grounds for denial or termination of certification or both, and the fees to be paid to the Board of Nursing in connection with an application for certification.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 34. Professions and Businesses § 34-21-84 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-34-professions-and-businesses/al-code-sect-34-21-84/
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