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

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

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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

Mar 22
Board Meeting
Starting at 1:00 PM
Mar 29
Hearing Committee
Starting at 9:00 AM
Mar 30
Good Friday
Office closed
Apr 9
15th Annual Education Summit
Starting at 8:00 AM
Apr 12
Licensure Review Panel
Starting at 9:00 AM
Apr 26
Hearing Committee
Starting at 9:00 AM

Recent News

Periodic Review of Rules
A called Board Meeting for the purpose of Periodic Review of Rules will be held Thursday, March 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Crabtree Valley, 3912 Arrow Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612. Questions? Email
Winter 2018 Issue of the Nursing Bulletin
Publication of the North Carolina State Board of Nursing - Vol. 14; Ed. 41
Maintaining Professional Boundaries in Nursing
Continuing Education Offering: The purpose of this article is to increase awareness of the North Carolina legislative rule related to boundary violations and sexual misconduct, and assist nurses in understanding what constitutes a boundary violation and sexual misconduct as well as the necessity to avoid these behaviors.
15th Annual Education Summit
The 15th Annual Education Summit is being held on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill and will feature a presentation on "Re-Envisioning Simulation to Prepare Practice-Ready Nurses" by Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN. Registration is now open.
Board of Nursing Proposed Rule Amendments and Adoption
On November 17, 2017, the Board of Nursing approved proposed amendments to 21 NCAC 36 .0815 Reporting Criteria and proposed adoption of 21 NCAC 36 .0816 Definition of Consultation for Prescribing Controlled Substances.
Safe Opioid Prescribing Resources
Provides detailed guidance, resources and links for clinicians seeking information, resources and links to best practices on opioid prescribing, pain management, substance use disorder and related regulations.

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