General Information/State Ethics Act

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.

In accordance with State Government Ethics Act (§ Chapter 138A ), all elected officials are required to complete a Statement of Economic Interest Form (SEI) upon election or appointment to the Board. The Ethics Commission reviews the SEI for any potential or perceived conflicts. Once approved by the Ethics Commission, elected and appointed members are required to complete an ethics training course within six (6) months. All elected and appointed members are required to submit an annual SEI form for the duration of their term of office and complete a refresher ethics training course every two (2) years.

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

Last Changed: 1-July-2024