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Request Inactive or Retired Status

How to submit...

  1. Access the Nurse Gateway to complete the Request Inactive Status application or Request Retired Status application
  2. Select your license
    1. Your license includes your license type (RN Permanent License or LPN Permanent License), license number, expiration date, and license status. 
  3. Select 'Request Inactive Status' or 'Request Retired Status' under the license options heading
  4. Complete application in full
  5. The application will remain pending until midnight of the expiration date

Fee Information: Inactive Status--There is no fee for this process; $30.00 (Retired Nurse Status)

FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

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  • Credit or Debit Card; MasterCard or Visa only

Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse

  • You currently hold an active license in North Carolina
  • Your current license is within 90 days prior to expiration
  • Your license must be unencumbered

Nurse Gateway

Last Changed 22-Apr-2022

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