Board & Committee Meetings

The North Carolina Board of Nursing holds its Board and Committee meetings at the Board of Nursing office located at:

North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607

Board Business Meetings

Board business meetings are held each year in January, May, and September, during which there is an Open Comment Period. Board business meetings are open to the public and individuals are encouraged to attend. Due to the limited space and seating for meetings, the Board is pleased to offer live streaming of Board business meetings.  Live streaming allows large groups to observe the meeting from any location with an internet connection. 

Open Comment Period

The purpose of the Open Comment Period is to provide members of the nursing community with an opportunity to bring issues of concern to the Board. Individuals are encouraged to share their concerns, offer views, and present questions regarding issues that impact nursing and nursing regulation.

How to speak during the open comment period

This is an opportunity for an open exchange of ideas; there is no pre-established agenda, but we do ask that anyone wishing to speak at the Open Comment Period notify the Board of Nursing. Educators/students from schools of nursing, representatives from associations/councils, nursing executives from various settings, as well as members of the public are invited to attend. Written comments must be submitted on the day of the Open Comment Period. Individuals will have five (5) minutes to address the Board.

To contact the Board of Nursing to speak, or to obtain additional information related to attendance, please send an email to   no later than 3 business days prior to the meeting date listed below. Please include the following information:

  • Full name
  • If representing an organization, the name of the organization
  • Telephone number during business hours
  • Email address
  • Topic for presentation (if applicable)

Administrative Hearing

The Board conducts Administrative Hearings in which the majority of the Board members are present and are held approximately five times a year. Evidence in contested cases is presented for the Board’s determination and Final Order. Recommended decisions from the Hearing Committee are also presented to the Board for a vote on the final action.

Hearing Committee

The purpose of the Hearing Committee is to receive evidence in contested cases and present a recommended decision, which includes Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, to the Board for a vote on the final action.

Education & Practice Committee Meetings

The purpose of the Education and Practice Committee is to support the work of the Board; to review matters related to education and practice; and to make recommendations to the Board as charged.

Last Changed: 14-May-2024