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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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.

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

Sep 19
Administrative Hearings
Starting at 9:00 AM
Sep 20
Board Meeting
Starting at 9:00 AM
Oct 10
Licensure Review Panel
Starting at 8:30 AM
Oct 24
Hearing Committee
Starting at 9:00 AM
Nov 11
Veterans Day
Office closed
Nov 13
Education-Practice Committee
Starting at 9:00 AM

Recent News

9/20/2019 Board Meeting Agenda
Board meeting agenda for the September 20, 2019 Board meeting. Board meetings are open to the public and individuals are encouraged to attend either the full meeting or the Open Comment Period.
Position Announcement
The North Carolina Board of Nursing is seeking applications for an Education and Practice Consultant.
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
Summer 2019 Issue of the Nursing Bulletin
Publication of the North Carolina State Board of Nursing - Vol. 15; Ed. 45
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.
Nurse Gateway - Update your Information
If you or your colleagues are not receiving NCBON communications; have moved; or have changed your phone number or email address, please be sure to log onto the Nurse Gateway and update your contact information, including your current "snail" mail and personal email address.

Licensure Statistics

Registered Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse
Nurse Aide II

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

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

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