North Carolina Board of Nursing

Nursing Practice

Nurse Practitioner


Your NP approval includes prescriptive authority for legend drugs and Controlled Substance Schedules II – V consistent with your scope of practice as determined by your educational preparation and national certification.

DEA Numbers

If you are going to prescribe or order controlled substances, you must obtain a DEA number.

Dispensing of Drugs

Information regarding dispensing of drugs other than samples may be obtained from:

NC Board of Pharmacy
PO Box 4560
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Phone:  919-942-4454

For additional information related to your NP approval to practice, please reference Nurse Practitioner topic links to the left.