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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.

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

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

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Administrative Hearing

February 25, 2021

Join meeting via conference line:

Dial 919-670-0362

Phone Conference ID: 419 032 331#

Hearings begin at 9:00am.

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Public Hearing for Proposed Rule Amendment and Adoption

On October 7, 2020, the Board of Nursing approved proposed amendments to 21 NCAC 36 .0815 Reporting Criteria and proposed adoption of 21 NCAC 36 .0817 COVID-19 Drug Preservation Rule. 

On December 3, the Board of Nursing proposed amendments to 21 NCAC 36 .0801 Definitions, .0802 Scope of Practice, .0803 Nurse Practitioner Registration, .0805 Education and Certification Requirements for Registration as a Nurse Practitioner, .0806 Annual Renewal, .0807 Continuing Education (CE), .0808 Inactive Status, and .0810 Quality Assurance Standards for a Collaborative Practice Agreement.

A public hearing was held Friday, January 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm by teleconference.

Press Release: Individuals Targeting Nurses

The North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) has received information that individuals are contacting nurses via telephone regarding pending investigations and reinstatement following discipline.  The callers may identify themselves as an employee of the NCBON investigating the nurse, or as an employee of a company working with the NCBON to facilitate the licensure reinstatement process following discipline, for a fee.  The caller may have the nurse’s license number or other personal information. These individuals are not affiliated with the NCBON.  The NCBON notifies any nurse under investigation via written correspondence (not telephone), does not request personal bank account information and does not work with a third party company to process reinstatements due to discipline; any request for reinstatement following discipline should go directly through NCBON staff.

U.S. DHHS Issues a Declaration

United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issues declaration under Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness ("PREP") Act authorizing Pharmacists to order and administer vaccines to patients aged 3-18 duriing the COVID-19 health emergency. 

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 >>

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.

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