NCBON Gateway
"The Nurse Gateway is a single portal used to submit and manage all licensure and listing applications including Advanced Practice approvals." Learn more
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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.

Online Services

Find and utilize services, forms and applications offered by the Board of Nursing.

File a Complaint

The Board of Nursing evaluates and reacts promptly, fairly and appropriately 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

Jul 25
Administrative Hearings
Starting at 9:00 AM
Aug 8
Licensure Review Panel
Starting at 8:30 AM
Aug 14
Education-Practice Committee
Starting at 9:00 AM
Aug 29
Hearing Committee
Starting at 9:00 AM
Sep 2
Labor Day
Office closed
Sep 12
Licensure Review Panel
Starting at 8:30 AM

Recent News

Summer 2019 Issue of the Nursing Bulletin
Publication of the North Carolina State Board of Nursing - Vol. 15; Ed. 45
2019 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, 2019. View the Slate of Candidates and cast your vote!
Your Voice, Your Vote: NCBON Election 2019 (1.0 CH)
Continuing Education Offering: Learners will be able to explain the duties and responsibilities of the NCBON Board Members; Learners will understand and define the composition of the NCBON; Learners will locate candidate biographies; Learners will utilize the election process
Position Announcement
The North Carolina Board of Nursing is seeking applications for a Regulatory Compliance Coordinator. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
Statistics for NCLEX
View National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®) 2nd quarter performance results for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses.
Nurse e-Notify
On 5.9.2019 all nurses with an email address on file with the NCBON were notified that effective 7.1.2019, the NCBON will no longer mail renewal reminder postcards. The NCBON is converting to Nursys e-Notify an electronic notification system that provides automated license notifications such as expiration reminders and status updates. Be sure to visit Nursys e-Notify to create your free account and learn more about e-Notify.

Licensure Statistics

Registered Nurse
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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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