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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 all complaints to ensure public protection.

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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).


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Hearing Committee
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Feb 13
Licensure Review Panel
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Feb 27
Administrative Hearings
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Mar 12
Licensure Review Panel
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Mar 18
Education-Practice Committee
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Mar 19
Hearing Committee
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Recent News

Fall 2019 Issue of the Nursing Bulletin
Publication of the North Carolina State Board of Nursing - Vol. 15; Ed. 46
Am I Within My Scope? (1.0 CH)
Continuing Education Offering: The purpose of this article is to increase the nurse’s knowledge of the legal scope of practice and Board of Nursing resources (decision trees and Position Statements) to effectively recognize and prevent situations that may exceed legal scope.
Newly revised NCBON and NCOEMS Joint Position Statement
Alternative Practice Settings for EMS Personnel is now available on our website. The Joint Position Statement provides guidance for health care entities that are interested in developing alternative practice settings, as well as clarifying EMS and nursing personnel roles and responsibilities in these settings.
North Carolina Updates Nursing Practice Act
Important Changes to the Nursing Practice Act (NPA) became effective October 1st, 2019. Updates to the NPA are made to reflect the current practice of nursing in an ever-changing health care environment and to ensure that the laws governing the regulation of nursing practice in North Carolina facilitate the work of the Board in its legislated mandate to protect the safety of the public.
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
Controlled Substance Prescribing Information
Free Safe Medication Storage/Disposal Resource available to Prescribers

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