North Carolina Board of Nursing

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Proposed Amendments

On May 20, 2016, the Board approved proposed amendments to the following Rules:

Click on the individual Rules below to view the proposed amendments or scroll down and select "BON Proposed Amendments to Education Rules" for the consolidated version:

A public hearing will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the NC Board of Nursing office located at 4516 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607.  Persons may submit objections or public comment related to this rule by contacting Angela H. Ellis, APA Coordinator, NC Board of Nursing, PO Box 2129, Raleigh, NC 27602-2129; Fax: 919-781-9461; email: Public comment period ends on August 30, 2016.

Public Comment: “Public comment” is defined by G.S. 150B-21.3A(a)(5) as a written objection to all or part of a rule. Additionally, pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A(c)(2), in order for the Rules Review Commission to determine whether the public comment has merit, the public comment must address the specific substance of the rule and address any of the standards of Commission review, as set forth in G.S. 150B-21.9(a).

Procedure for Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review: If an objection is not resolved prior to the adoption of the rule, a person may also submit written objections to the Rules Review Commission. If the Rules Review Commission receives written and signed objections in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.3(b2) from 10 or more persons clearly requesting review by the legislature and the Rules Review Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in G.S. 150B-21.3(b1). The Commission will receive written objections until 5:00 p.m. on the day following the day the Commission approves the rule. The Commission will receive those objections by mail, delivery service, hand delivery, or facsimile transmission. If you have any further questions concerning the submission of objections to the Commission, please call a Commission staff attorney at 919-431-3000.

BON Proposed Amendments to Education Rules (Consolidated Rules)

Reason for Proposed Rule:  The Board of Nursing, with the goal of assuring that the NCBON Administrative Codes regulating pre-licensure Nursing Education Programs are current, consistent and conducive to the preparation of nurses able to provide safe, effective care, now and in the future, carefully reviewed the literature, rules and practices of other state boards of nursing and testimony from NC education and practice stakeholders. Based on the evidence and best practices studied, the Board approved proposed revisions to the following Rules: 21 NCAC 36 .0120 Definitions; 21 NCAC 36 .0302 Establishment of Nursing Program - Initial Approval; 21 NCAC 36 .0303 Existing Nursing Program; 21 NCAC 36 .0309 Process for Closure of a Program; 21 NCAC 36 .0317 Administration; 21 NCAC 36 .0318 Faculty; 21 NCAC 36 .0320 Students; 21 NCAC 36 .0321 Curriculum; 21 NCAC 36 .0322 Facilities; and, 21 NCAC 36 .0323 Records and Reports