North Carolina Board of Nursing

Nursing Education

Position Statements

A Position Statement is not a regulation of the NC Board of Nursing and does not carry the force and effect of law and rules. A Position Statement is not an interpretation, clarification, or other delineation of the scope of practice of the Board. A Position Statement is adopted by the Board as a means of providing direction to licensees who seek to engage in safe nursing practice. Board Position Statements address issues of concern to the Board relevant to protection of the public and are reviewed regularly for relevance and accuracy to current practice, the Nursing Practice Act, and Board Administrative Code Rules.

Position Statements

Note: The Position Statement for the use of external examinations/standardized tests is not mandated by law and has been developed consultatively to assist program directors who utilize external examinations/standardized tests in the nursing curriculum to assess student knowledge and target appropriate student remediation.