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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.

Nurses

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

Thursday
Jun 25
Hearing Committee
Starting at 9:00 AM
Friday
Jul 3
Independence Day (Observed)
Office closed
Thursday
Jul 30
Administrative Hearings
Starting at 9:00 AM
Wednesday
Aug 19
Education-Practice Committee
Starting at 9:00 AM
Thursday
Aug 27
Hearing Committee
Starting at 9:00 AM
Monday
Sep 7
Labor Day
Office closed

Recent News

Position Announcement
The North Carolina Board of Nursing is seeking applications for a Chief Executive Officer and Education and Practice Consultant.
Emergency Temporary Graduate FAQ

Graduate Registered Nurse and Graduate Licensed Practical Nurse Temporary Permit Frequently Asked Questions

2019-nCoV Provider Guidance

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

Volunteer as a Health Care Worker

On behalf of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Mandy Cohen, the Board of Nursing is providing the following information regarding volunteering as a Health Care Worker.

Prescriptions for Hydroxychloroquine

Regarding prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine, azithromycin, Kaletra, and potentially other medications.

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.

Board of Nursing Proposed Temporary Rule

On April 13, 2020, the Board of Nursing approved proposed adoption of emergency/temporary rule 21 NCAC 36 .0817 COVID-19 Drug Preservation Rule in response to the state of emergency for COVID-19. A public hearing will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. by teleconference.

MJC Proposed Temporary Rule

On April 13, 2020, the Midwifery Joint Committee approved proposed adoption of emergency/temporary rule 21 NCAC 33 .0113 COVID-19 Drug Preservation Rule in response to the state of emergency for COVID-19. A public hearing will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. by teleconference.

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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