RN and LPN Licensure by Examination
Online Application: https://www.abn.alabama.gov/abnonline/Examination.aspx
Fees are non-refundable and payable to "ABN"
As part of the application process, you must:
Proof of Citizenship Form (for U.S. citizens):
Proof of Legal Presence (for non-citizens):
Once the application, fee, and supporting documents have been reviewed, the Board will determine if you are eligible to test.
If you are eligible to take the NCLEX, you will receive an authorization to test (ATT) and instructions on scheduling the test. You have 90 days to complete the test.
When passing NCLEX results are received by the board, a license will be issued.
About Temporary Permits:
A first-time applicant for licensure in Alabama may request a temporary permit to practice nursing while awaiting NCLEX results.
The permit is valid for 90 days and non-renewable.
The permit is void when NCLEX results become available.
If you require special testing accommodations due to disability you must provide written notice to the Board. State the reason you need special accommodations and the type of accommodations you are requesting. Supporting documentation must also be submitted including:
This documentation must be submitted along with the application form.
Need More Information?
Access the site for the Alabama Board of Nursing here: http://www.abn.state.al.us/