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The North Carolina Board of Nursing establishes the standards for nursing education programs preparing for nursing licensure. These standards are designed to ensure that graduates have the necessary education to safely and competently practice nursing. The Board of Nursing has jurisdiction over pre-licensure nursing education programs, such as the Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate Degree in Nursing, Registered Nurse Diploma, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs. After successful completion of a pre-licensure nursing education program, the applicant is eligible to test for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®) prepared by National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). The NCLEX examination measures competence for entry-level practice for graduates of Board-approved pre-licensure nursing education programs.


  • Resources for Program Directors
    Education Consultant Assignments; Just Culture Information; Approval of Program Expansion; Assessing a Clinical Agency; Suggestion for Utilization of Preceptors; Education Communique; Simulation Guidance
  • Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
    Medication Administration Teaching Modules; Teaching Modules for Nurse Aide II Tasks; Approved Nurse Aide II Programs; Nurse Aide II Competency Assessment Programs; Nurse Aide II Competency Assessment Requirements; Nurse Aide II Program Guidelines
  • Medication Aide Curriculum
    Information, Laws & Rules; Certification as Registered Nurse Instructor; Re-Certification as Registered Nurse Instructor; Program Revision-Updates; Teaching Medication Aide Class; Class Supply Checklist; Available Courses


The Board of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association.

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