North Carolina Board of Nursing


Licensure by Endorsement

Temporary License

You may be eligible for a nonrenewable temporary license which permits employment as a licensed nurse in North Carolina while the application is in process. A temporary license is valid for six (6) months or until the license has been issued (whichever comes first). Prior to the issuance of a temporary license, the Criminal Background Check fingerprints, forms and fee must be received in the Board office for out of state applicants. If you are a resident of North Carolina the LiveScan Application must be submitted online.