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Important Information about COVID-19

NCBON has gathered information and will continue to send periodic updates regarding COVID-19 as long as North Carolina remains in a state of emergency.

Lookup a License

The Board of Nursing's electronic database serves as the primary source of licensure information for nurses in North Carolina.

Renew License

Renew your Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse licensure via the Nurse Gateway.

Apply for License

Apply for Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse licensure by Examination, Endorsement or Reinstatement via the Nurse Gateway.

File a Complaint/Self-Report

The Board of Nursing evaluates all complaints to ensure public protection.

News, Publications & Statistics

The latest news & announcements, publications, education trends and statistics.


Access to Laws & Rules, Position Statements & Decision Trees and more resources for Nurses.

Program Directors

Access to Program Completion Verification, Education Forms, Just Culture Information and more resources for Program Directors.

Nursing Students

Access to Resources for New Graduates and Steps for Receiving your Authorization to Test (ATT).


Upcoming Events

Aug 19
Administrative Hearings
Starting at 9:00 AM
Aug 27
Hearing Committee
Starting at 9:00 AM
Sep 7
Labor Day
Office closed
Sep 17
Administrative Hearings
Starting at 9:00 AM
Sep 18
Board Meeting
Starting at 9:00 AM
Oct 29
Hearing Committee
Starting at 9:00 AM

Recent News

Board of Nursing Proposed Rule Adoption and Amendments

On May 21, 2020, the Board of Nursing approved proposed adoption of NCAC 36 .0121 Petitioning for Rulemaking and .0122 Petitions for Declaratory Rulings and proposed amendments to .0228 Clinical Nurse Specialist and .0323 Records and Reports. A public hearing will be held August 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Teleconference Phone Number: +1 (919) 670-0362 United States, Raleigh (Toll)
Conference ID: 895 804 100#

BON Warning about a Scam Targeting Nurse Practitioners

The North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) has received information regarding a scam targeting Nurse Practitioners. The scammers identify themselves as investigators from the NCBON via fraudulent documents from the NCBON. Learn more >>

2020 Election of Nurse Members

The Board invites you to take the opportunity to learn more about the candidates nominated for the Board Member Election. Voting is now open and lasts until midnight, August 15. View the Slate of Candidates and cast your vote!

NCSBN Statement on Diversity and Equality in America

National Council of State Boards of Nursing: Statement on Diversity and Equality in America

2019-nCoV Provider Guidance

The latest information to all North Carolina clinicians and laboratory staff regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Important test delivery information pertaining to COVID-19

Testing candidates may review the Pearson Vue COVID-19 Update Page to learn if their testing experience may be impacted and the latest health & safety requirements at Pearson VUE-owned test centers.

Licensure Statistics

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Nurse Aide II

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Nurse Practitioner
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Certified Nurse Midwife
Clinical Nurse Specialist

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