Hi y'all - I just moved from Florida, where I attended a Nurse Practitioner Adult program. I have my RN in both Florida and Alabama currently. I took the AANP Adult last week, and passed.
However I am having trouble navigating the BON website regarding New Nurse Practitioner Licensing. I have started the "initial" application, however I am unable to submit or continue through the application because I don't have a protocol or protocol physician. How can I start applying for jobs that have the requirement of CRNP in Alabama, if I can't apply for the license?
In Florida, new Nurse Practitioners can apply initially, but must submit a protocol once they obtain a job. I am still learning the Alabama regulations, but it seems strange that all the job application I have found require licensure, but I can't apply for licensure without a protocol! What is a girl to do!??! Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated.
I called the BON last week, and the assistant on the phone said "All I know is that when someone applies to be a Nurse Practitioner, they have a protocol." It did not seem she was super familiar with initial Nurse Practitioner applications. So I am hoping there are some Alabama NPs out there who can shed some light onto this situation!