North Carolina Board of Nursing

Nursing Practice

Nurse Practitioner

NP Laws & Rules

The NP is jointly regulated by the NC Board of Nursing (NCBON) and the NC Medical Board (NCMB). The dual regulation is carried out via the NP Joint Subcommittee which is composed of members of the Board of Nursing and members of the Medical Board to whom responsibility is given by G.S. 90-8.2 and G.S. 90-171.23(b)(14) to develop rules to govern the practice of nurse practitioners in North Carolina. Although the rule codification is maintained separately by the NCBON and NCMB, the NP practice requirements and scope are exactly the same in each set of rules.

NP Nursing Board Rules