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Practice Information

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Alabama

State Policy Fact Sheet

A quick, printable look at the details of practicing in Alabama, like CE requirements and authorizations.

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Regulatory Structure

Regulatory Agencies

Licensure Requirements

  • Requirements include an RN license, a graduate degree in an NP role and national certification. Effective January 2024: Continuing education content must also include information on the rules and statutes governing collaborative practice in Alabama. See the BON for details.

Nurse Practice Act

AANP in Alabama

AANP Region

Alabama is a part of AANP Region 11, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Regional Compensation Brief

This report provides a regional snapshot of NP compensation and benefits in Region 11.

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Your Regional Director

Region 11 Director Doreen Cassarino

Doreen Cassarino, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP

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Your State Liaison

Robin Lawson - Alabama State Representative


2023 State Award for Excellence Recipients

The NP State Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual NP in each state who has demonstrated excellence in NP clinical practice.

  • Alabama Nurse Practitioner recipient: Carolyn Dolan

The Advocate State Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual in each state who has made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of NPs. Past recipients have included educators, legislators and physicians. NPs are also eligible for the advocate award for non-clinical practice initiatives related to leadership, precepting, policy, politics, research, education or community affairs.

  • Alabama Advocate recipient: Salisia Valentine

Learn more about the AANP State Award for Excellence and how you can nominate a worthy NP or NP advocate.

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NP Organization Members

AANP’s mission: To empower all nurse practitioners to advance accessible, person-centered, equitable, high-quality health care for diverse communities through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership.

Any organization of five or more NPs that supports this mission can become an organizational member of AANP. This includes state and local NP associations, specialty groups, NP educational programs at colleges and universities, etc.

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State Legislation Tracking Center

AANP members have access to tracking state policy in all 50 states and U.S. territories. See what policy items are currently active in your state and discover what’s happening across the country when it comes to modernizing licensure, improving access to care and addressing patient care needs.

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