Becoming an LPN in Alabama
The state of Alabama strives to promote quality nursing by focusing on education, information, and leadership. This ensures the competency of healthcare workers, allowing them to provide safe, quality service for their patients and the healthcare community. Alabama expects jobs of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to rise by 15% per year by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s recommended to apply for an LPN license via exam or endorsement to take advantage if of this growing-demand and ensure job placement in the state of Alabama.
Program Details2800 S Alabama Ave, Monroeville, AL 36460 Request Information101 State St, Sumiton, AL 35148 Request Information351 N Broad St, Mobile, AL 36603 Request Information6250 U.S. 31, Tanner, AL 35671 Request Information1675 Cherokee Rd, Alexander City, AL 35010 Request Information1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, AL 35903 Request Information280 W Valley Ave, Birmingham, AL 35209 Request Information3421 Meridian St N, Huntsville, AL 35811 Request Information3060 Wilson Rd SW, Birmingham, AL 35221 Request Information1708 N Main St, Opp, AL 36467 Request Information138 Alabama 35, Rainsville, AL 35744 Request Information800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 Request Information100 Alabama 83, Evergreen, AL 36401 Request Information9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 Request Information750 Roberts St, Wadley, AL 36276 Request Information1225 Air Base Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36108 Request Information1141 Wallace Drive, Dothan, AL 36303 Request Information3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway, Selma, AL 36702-2530 Request Information801 Main Street N.W., Hanceville, AL 35077-2000 Request Information
Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.
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Alabama LPN Licensing Requirements
Alabama has strict requirements for becoming an LPN in the state—the most important being attending a State Board-approved nursing program and passing the NCLEX exam.
Apply for the NCLEX-PN Exam (https://abn.alabama.gov/abnonline/Examination.aspx)
Along with a completed application for licensure, the applicant must submit:
- Office transcript from state-approved nursing program.
- Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence.
- Receipt of NCLEX exam registration.
On the job as an LPN, endurance may be a necessity. Long, extended periods on your feet and the ability to lift patients may be required daily.
If an applicant holds a license in 1 of the other 50 US states, he or she can apply for an Alabama license by endorsement. Along with the required application and fee, the applicant must also submit:
- Proof (verification) of license from another state.
- Office school transcripts in a sealed envelope from state-approved school.
- Proof of completion of 24 contact hours of continued education.
- Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence.
Applicants educated abroad can apply for a license in Alabama and must not only have passed the NCLEX, but he or she must also submit his or her official school transcripts for the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) to perform a full course-by-course review and evaluate the credentials. The applicant must also have graduated from an approved nursing program that is equivalent to the state of Alabama and have a social security number.
Alabama LPN licenses expire December 31st every even-numbered year, but the licensee can renew from September 1 to November 30th of the year their license expires—renewing between December 1 and 31st will incur a late fee. In addition, 24+ contact hours of board-approved continued education must also be completed during the 2 year licensing period.
Learn more about Alabama LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.
Additional AL Nursing Resources
Alabama Board of Nursing
770 Washington Avenue
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900
Phone: (334) 242-4060
Fax: (334) 242-4360
1. Alabama State Nurses Association (http://www.alabamanurses.org)For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Alabama LPN to RN programs page.