Nurse Gateway
Compact State Landing Page

This application is for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)*. To apply for and/or maintain Advanced Practice approval or recognition in North Carolina, you must hold a current permanent Registered Nurse license, valid for practice in North Carolina. If you do not hold a North Carolina Registered Nurse license but hold a multi-state Registered Nurse license issued by another compact state, you must first submit that licensure information via the Compact State application. Once an unrestricted multi-state Registered Nurse license has been verified by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse applications will become available within your Nurse Gateway portal.

You must continue to keep your compact Registered Nurse information up-to-date in our records.

If North Carolina is (or will become) your primary state of residence, you must also apply for a North Carolina Registered Nurse license per 21 NCAC 36 .0702.

*"Advanced Practice Registered Nurse" (APRN) is an umbrella title for Registered Nurses who are Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) or Nurse Practitioners (NP).

Submission Information

To submit a Compact State application, access your Nurse Gateway profile and select 'COMPACT STATE APPLICATION' under the 'Licenses/Certificates' menu item.

Nurse Gateway

Create a Username and Password to access your information and applications. If you have already created a Username and Password, you will only need to log in to your profile. Please keep your Username and Password in a secure location as you will need this information to access your Nurse Gateway profile.
For security reasons, please logout and exit your web browser when you are finished accessing services that require authentication. The North Carolina Board of Nursing cannot be held responsible for unauthorized access to the information you have entered in the browser if you do not exit this application.

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