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The Board of Nursing evaluates and reacts promptly, fairly and appropriately to ensure public protection.
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A Position Statement is adopted by the Board as a means of providing direction to licensees who seek to engage in safe nursing practice.
Continuing Education Offerings
The Board of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association.
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Complaint Evaluation Tool
The Complaint Evaluation Tool was developed by the Board of Nursing to identify and clarify when practice events require a report to the Board.
Periodic Review of Existing Rules
Stay current on periodic review of existing rules by the Board of Nursing and the Midwifery Joint Committee.
The Board has adopted a "Just Culture" which promotes a learning culture that supports patient safety while assigning accountability for behavioral choices.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
An umbrella title for Registered Nurses who are, as defined in the NCAC 21 NCAC 36.0120(6), as Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse-Midwife or Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Live Scan Fingerprinting
Use Live Scan to obtain and transmit your digital fingerprints electronically to the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Midwifery Joint Committee
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Licensure Review Panel - Canceled
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Fall 2019 Issue of the Nursing Bulletin
Publication of the North Carolina State Board of Nursing - Vol. 15; Ed. 46
Am I Within My Scope? (1.0 CH)
Continuing Education Offering: The purpose of this article is to increase the nurse’s knowledge of the legal scope of practice and Board of Nursing resources (decision trees and Position Statements) to effectively recognize and prevent situations that may exceed legal scope.
Newly revised NCBON and NCOEMS Joint Position Statement
Alternative Practice Settings for EMS Personnel is now available on our website. The Joint Position Statement provides guidance for health care entities that are interested in developing alternative practice settings, as well as clarifying EMS and nursing personnel roles and responsibilities in these settings.
North Carolina Updates Nursing Practice Act
Important Changes to the Nursing Practice Act (NPA) became effective October 1st, 2019. Updates to the NPA are made to reflect the current practice of nursing in an ever-changing health care environment and to ensure that the laws governing the regulation of nursing practice in North Carolina facilitate the work of the Board in its legislated mandate to protect the safety of the public.
FREE -- Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) Employer and Nurse Webinars
Topics include: Overview of the Nurse Licensure Compact; Update regarding the status of pending legislation in various states; Explanation of Nursys, the national nurse licensure database and E-Notify; Requirements when changing primary state of residence
The North Carolina Board of Nursing is seeking applications for an Education and Practice Consultant.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Nurse Aide II
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Certified Nurse Midwife
Clinical Nurse Specialist