North Carolina Board of Nursing


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Registration Only:

Fee for Nurse Practitioner Registration Only: $25


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.

Registration Information

Nurse Practitioner Registration is required only once. The Certificate of Registration will be emailed to you once all documents have been received and the application has been processed.

Registration does not allow you to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in North Carolina. If you wish to practice as a nurse practitioner in North Carolina, in addition to one-time Registration, you must also complete an initial approval to practice application.

If an email address was provided, you will receive an email confirmation verifying receipt of your online application.

You will need the following to apply:

  • A permanent NC RN license or another compact state RN license valid for practice in NC (compact license information must first be submitted on the “Compact State Application” located in the Nurse Gateway).

In addition to the online application, additional documents must be mailed to the NC Board of Nursing. These may include:

  • ID Document (form available upon submission of application)
  • Official transcript and/or NP education documents
  • Primary source verification of national NP certification (ANCC, AANP, PNCB, AACN, NCC)
  • Licensure Biography (verification) of NP license/practice in other states, if applicable (form available upon submission of application)
Detailed directions are provided at the end of the application.

Computer Requirements and Conditions:

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  • Have Javascript enabled 
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher with compatibility mode activated
  • Application will time-out after 20 minutes of inactivity
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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