Remote Nurse Practitioner Jobs Alabama
Find work opportunities and resources for remote nurse practitioners in Alabama.
Requirements for Remote Nurse Practitioners in Alabama
Are you interested in advancing your nursing career in Alabama? You must meet the following requirements to become a nurse practitioner in this state:
Education: Those who want to practice as nurse practitioners in Alabama must hold a valid registered nurse (RN) license from the state. You also must complete a master’s or higher degree in nursing, or you must obtain a graduate degree from a program designed to prepare you for a career as a nurse practitioner.
Certification: If you want to be licensed and work as a nurse practitioner, you must receive certification from a national certifying agency.
Fee: Applicants must pay a $175 fee.
Your required fieldwork, degrees, fees, and examinations may vary depending on the selected specialization. They include (but are not limited to) psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), adult/geriatric primary care nurse practitioner, and family nurse practitioner (FNP).
How to Become a Remote Nurse Practitioner in Alabama
Whether you live in Montgomery, Birmingham, Huntsville, or elsewhere in Alabama, there are many full-time and part-time remote work opportunities for licensed nurse practitioners.
As you prepare to apply for jobs as a remote nurse practitioner (also referred to as telemedicine nurse practitioners and work-at-home nurse practitioners), keep the following information in mind:
Work-from-home nurse practitioner or remote nurse practitioner: As a remote NP, you can work for a major healthcare facility, clinic, or physician’s office without commuting to the healthcare providers’ site. However, some employers may require a certain level of on-site work, so make sure you double-check the job description if you would prefer to be fully remote.
Additional training: Whether you provide patient care on-site or remotely, healthcare employers routinely require all clinicians to complete regular training. The courses may involve introducing you to relevant technology and platforms, as well as how to improve your webside manner.
Necessary documentation: Make sure to keep your resume and relevant documents readily available so you can refer to and produce them when necessary.
Telehealth companies often post open positions on job posting sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn. You’ll find that these are great places to start your job search for a virtual care position. Wheel matches clinicians with virtual care opportunities and has a variety of positions available for NPs in Alabama.
Alabama Nurse Practitioner FAQs
Can a nurse practitioner have their own practice in Alabama?
A nurse practitioner can own a practice in AL. If they want to practice independently, however, they must enter a collaborative practice agreement with an AL-licensed physician and meet additional stipulations under ABN Administrative Code 610-X-5. The full code is available on the Alabama Board of Nursing's legal page.
In what states can NPs practice independently?
In Alabama, an NP has reduced-practice authority and can't practice completely independently. Instead, they will need to practice in collaboration with an AL-licensed physician. However, as per many other reduced-practice states, Alabama NPs are allowed to perform many elements of care without physician supervision.
Are there remote nurse practitioner jobs in Alabama?
Yes — the wider acceptance of telehealth in the post-COVID world has opened up a range of NP jobs in Alabama that don't require in-person consultation and prescription. However, some health care employers may request that NPs carry out certain duties on-site. At Wheel, we help connect remote NPs with job opportunities across the state.
Are there telehealth nurse practitioner jobs in Alabama?
AL-based telehealth NP jobs are available to NPs who have a license to practice in AL or a multistate license issued elsewhere that includes AL. They will also need to practice according to the Alabama Nurse Practice Act and the Alabama Administrative Code and in collaboration with an AL-licensed physician.
How to become a nurse practitioner in Alabama?
All NPs in Alabama need a registered nurse license in the state, must pay a $175 fee, and must be educated to master's-degree level or higher in nursing. Keep your documentation on hand for employer reference, and check the information higher up on this page for specifics about becoming an Alabama-based nurse practitioner. You can also read this NP's story of becoming a nurse practitioner.
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