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General Information

Dates to Remember:
  • Nomination Validation: January 1 – April 1
  • Candidate Qualification: April 1 - April 15
  • Voting Open: July 1 - August 15

North Carolina is the only state in the nation that elects the majority of nurses to its Board. Eleven of the fourteen members are elected by nurses holding valid North Carolina nursing licenses. Each year the Board conducts an election to fill open seats.

It is estimated that an average of 30 days per year is required to carry out the duties of the Board. There may be additional time required depending upon Committee assignments and participation in other Board-related activities. The estimated time does not include travel to and from meetings or meeting preparation.

Upon election or appointment, members participate in orientation beginning mid-September and continuing through December prior to taking the Oath of Office in January of the following year. New members should anticipate traveling to the Board office a minimum of 5 to 7 days during the orientation process.

View the video to see what past and current members have to say about serving on the Board of Nursing.

Last Changed 30-Jun-2021

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