If you need to get in touch with the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN) for any questions about taking the NCLEX exam, you can reach them by telephone at 1-800-656-5318. You can also visit their office or write to them at:
Alabama Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 303900
Montgomery, AL. 36130-3900
The ABN is assigned the task of licensing and monitoring all nurses in the state of Alabama. They regulate the industry and its workers, and are the primary regulators in charge. In our licensing explanation that follows, we will explain how the process works for RNs to take the AL licensing exam.
After a nurse graduates from an accredited nursing college, he or she must then apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) exam and successfully pass it in order to gain employment as a Registered Nurse. Each state has its own set of laws and guidelines for this exam. For the state of Alabama, we will cover the basics of what is required by that state.
You must wait until you graduate from your nursing school before you can apply to take the NCLEX exam. The state of Alabama requires that you apply online to take the exam and that the name on the ID card that the ABN will issue you after successfully passing the NCLEX must be the same name that you used when you apply with the ABN and Pearson VUE for the exam.
Before your application for the ABN test can be processed, you must have already sent them your official school transcript which must not be a student copy and must be from an approved and accredited school of nursing.
Test applicants are now required to show proof of U.S. citizenship or legal presence to be in and work in the United States prior to the ABN issuing a temporary permit or permanent nursing license. To schedule your test, you must do so via the internet at the their website.
When you arrive at their facility to take the NCLEX, you must present certain acceptable forms of identification such as: a U.S. driver’s license, U.S. state issued ID, U.S. Military ID card, or passport.
When arriving to take the test, applicants must store all of their electronic devices such as cell phones, cameras, tablets, laptops, e.t.c. with the test administrator who will place these items in a sealed bag which will be placed in and must remain in your assigned locker until the end.
After the exam has concluded you must take your sealed bag to the test administrator at the administration desk where he or she will open the bag for you. You are not allowed to open the bag on your own. Compliance failure will result in an incident report which will be submitted for review and could possibly result in the voiding of your test result, which you will then have to retake the test at a later date.
If you require special accommodations, such as a disability, such accommodations can be provided to you, but you must include a request for accommodation with your test application with an evaluation of the disability by your licensed physician as well as several other items that you will be given more information on when you talk to an Alabama Board of Nursing test administrator.
If you have any questions or thoughts about taking the National Council Licensure Examination in Alabama, or about the AL Board of Nursing, feel free to leave a comment below and we will do our best to get the answers for you.
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