Policy Activities

The mission of the North Carolina Board of Nursing (Board) is to protect the public by regulating the practice of nursing. The extent of the Board’s involvement in activities related to policy reform is focused on those policy-related activities that uphold the Board’s mission of public protection. The Board’s legislative team maintains an active presence at the legislature to share the expertise of the Board on matters that relate to the regulation of nursing practice. The Board also serves as a resource to legislators, providing education on the nursing population and regulation of nurses in North Carolina (NC), in addition to responding to inquiries from the legislature on matters related to nursing practice and regulation. Additionally, the Board’s legislative team monitors the content of bills introduced each session for their potential to impact the work of the Board and the practice of nursing. As necessary, the Board submits written comments regarding proposed legislation or testifies at legislative hearings to provide legislators with the information necessary to make informed decisions about legislation that may impact the practice of nursing, or the health and safety of the public.

Last Changed: 11-April-2024