Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
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Nurse Practitioner

Upon successful completion of the online application, you may check your application status via Nurse Gateway. Licensure information can be verified on the Board's website. The Board of Nursing’s electronic database serves the primary source of licensure information for nurses in North Carolina.

Access the instructional guide for an application by selecting one of the following. Detailed information will be given about each application process.

  • Registration Only
  • Registration & Initial Approval to Practice
  • Initial Approval to Practice
  • Add a Physician
  • Remove a Physician
  • Update Practice Name-Address
  • Approval to Practice Annual Renewal
  • Approval to Practice Reinstatement
  • Request Inactive Status
  • Maintain Site(s) for Currently Approved Practice(s)
  • Update Compact Registered Nurse License for Nurse Practitioner - Expiration Date

Additional Documents

In addition to the online application, additional documents may be required for Registration or Approval to Practice and must be mailed to the NC Board of Nursing. These may include:

The Application Confirmation which serves as your official receipt will be available on your Nurse Gateway profile upon successful completion of the application process. To access, select the appropriate tile under the "Licenses/Approval to Practice/Certifications" tab on the Home screen, then select the "Files" tab on the License Information screen.

If your email address is listed with the North Carolina Board of Nursing, you will receive a confirmation via email verifying receipt of your online application.

Nurse Gateway

Last Changed 8-Mar-2019

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