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Verify a License

Licensure Verification Services for:
  • Registered Nurse (Permanent, Temporary, or Permit)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (Permanent, Temporary, or Permit)
  • Nurse Aide II
  • Nurse Practitioner (Permanent or Permit)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (Permanent or Permit)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Permanent or Permit)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (Permanent or Permit)

You must have either a valid License Number or Listing Number (for Nurse Aide II), or you may search by name. Disciplinary documents are available as part of the licensure verification profile for Board actions taken effective November 1, 2006. Pending investigation documents are not available, if any action occurs due to an investigation the final documents will be available at that time. Depending upon your browser type and version and your monitor resolution, you may need to scroll down to view or enter information.

Verify a License

Do you want license expiration and status updates for your nurses?

Institutions: Enroll your entire nurse list and e-Notify will send regular updates of changes to licenses from?e-Notify participating boards of nursing.

North Carolina licensure notifications and reports are available through Nursys e-Notify; a primary source equivalent offered through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Nursys e-Notify informs institutions if your employed APRNs, RNs or LPNs receive public discipline or alerts from their licensing jurisdiction(s), or if their licenses are expiring.

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For API requests:

Bulk licensure notifications and reports are only available through Nursys e-Notify. Enroll your entire nurse list and e-Notify will send regular updates of changes to licenses from e-Notify participating boards of nursing.

For API's or other questions, please visit Nursys® FAQ.

Nursys® e-Notify

Verification Disclaimer

The North Carolina Board of Nursing’s License Verification web page is a free service intended to provide information regarding Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Aide II, Advanced Practice Nurses for the practice of nursing in the State of North Carolina. Verification also includes Medication Aide Registered Nurse Instructors in the State of North Carolina. While the Board strives to provide accurate and reliable information, the Board does not warrant the accuracy of every item of information provided online and accepts no liability for damages of any kind resulting from reliance on this information.

The North Carolina Board of Nursing has made every effort to make the domain accessible to every user. Information provided on the web page is real-time.

The North Carolina Board of Nursing certifies that it maintains the information for the license verification function of this website and considers it to be a secure, primary source for license verification for North Carolina licensees. It is the same information the North Carolina Board of Nursing provides through other means and is true and complete to the best of our knowledge. Users must print the confirmation for proof of verification.

As a user of this website, you are waiving any and all rights you may have against this Board and any of its officers, members, or employees arising out of use of and/or reliance on this information.

Verify a Compact License (NURSYS)

Enhanced Nurse Licensure CompactThe Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) has been implemented as of January 19, 2018.

The eNLC increases access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level.

Under the eNLC, nurses are able to provide care to patients in other eNLC states, without having to obtain additional licenses. Nurses with an original NLC multistate license will be grandfathered into the eNLC. New applicants residing in compact states will need to meet 11 uniform licensure requirements . Those who do not meet the new licensure requirements may still be eligible for a single state license.

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact Information
Verify Compact License via NURSYS

Verification of Compact licenses is provided by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing via the NURSYS system.

Verify a Compact License

External Verification

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Last Changed 31-Aug-2023

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