North Carolina Board of Nursing


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Approval to Practice Reinstatement

If your RN license is currently up for renewal, you must renew your RN license before you can reinstate your NP approval to practice.

Nurse Practitioner Approval to Practice Reinstatement:

  • $100 per physician reinstated/added or,
  • $20 per physician reinstated/added for volunteer status (non-paid position)


Valid forms of payment:

  • Credit or debit card; MasterCard or Visa only 
  • Electronic Check

You may print your confirmation page following successful completion and payment. This document serves as your official receipt.

Notice: Please read all information before starting the application process. The link for the application is located at the bottom of this page.

Additional Requirements & Information

An approval letter and certificate will be emailed to the NP upon reinstatement of the NP's approval to practice. The approval can also be verified on the Board's website by selecting Verify License.

You will be allowed to print your Nurse Practitioner reinstatement certificate from the Nurse Gateway.

Checklist and Items you will need to apply:

  • An active NC RN license or another compact state RN license (license # and expiration date)
  • Physician Name / Physician License Number / Physician Email Address
  • Practice name / address / office phone / fax / county name (if NC)
  • Disclosure of any malpractice claims to be reported and submitted to the Board of Nursing on the Claims Information Form
Note: Please be sure you indicate the correct status of your position as either volunteer or non-volunteer for each approval.

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WARNING: For security reasons, be sure to exit the application when you have completed and submitted your request. The NC Board of Nursing cannot be held responsible for unauthorized access to information you have entered in the browser if you do not exit this application. 

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