Nurse Practitioner Registration Only
Welcome to the North Carolina Board of Nursing Online Application for Nurse Practitioner Registration.
Registration (21NCAC 32M.0103 or 21NCAC 36.0803))
Nurse Practitioner Registration is required only once. Once you have completed the registration application, you will always be registered as an NP in North Carolina. NP registration allows you to use the title "Nurse Practitioner". It does not allow the nurse to function as an NP.
The registration does not allow you to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in North Carolina. If you wish to practice as a nurse practitioner you will need to complete an initial approval to practice application.
Posted on the Board's web site (www.ncbon.com) are frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the NP application process; this may be of benefit to you.
In addition to the online registration application, you must complete additional documents and mail to the NC Board of Nursing. Detailed directions are provided at the end of the application.
What is the Turn-Around Time?
Please allow 15 business days for receipt and review of your application. In addition to the submission of your online application, additional materials will be required. If an email address was provided, you will receive an email confirmation verifying receipt of your online application.
You may also track the status of your application on the Nurse Practitioner Status Check here.
Once your approval to practice is complete, you may go to “Verify License” on NCBON home page to view your approval.
Once all materials have been received/reviewed and your application is complete, you will receive written confirmation of your registration by postal mail.
Due to the large volume of calls, we are unable to return status check inquiries.
NOTE: This application will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity.
Before you continue with the North Carolina Nurse Practitioner on-line application process, you must have the following:
- Your Social Security Number and date of birth.
- An active permanent NC RN license or another compact state RN license (license# and expiration date).
- A printer. You will be required to print forms at the end of the application process.
- A valid credit or debit card – MasterCard or Visa.
This application requires the ability to view and print Adobe Acrobat files with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download.
Nurse Practitioner Registration Only Fee is:
All fees are non-refundable.
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If you do not complete the application, you will be given the opportunity to save the application and return at a later time. Your application will be saved for 60 days.