North Carolina Board of Nursing


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Clinical Nurse Specialists

New CNS Requirements

Effective July 1, 2015, the new CNS Rules (21 NCAC 36.0228) require all Clinical Nurse Specialists to be recognized by the North Carolina Board of Nursing in order to practice as a CNS in North Carolina. 

Clinical Nurse Specialist Rules - Effective July 1, 2015

Clinical Nurse Specialist Documentation Requirements

Application Process

Please click on the following to begin the application. Detailed information will be given on the application page.