North Carolina Board of Nursing

Board of Nursing North Carolina is located in Raleigh, NC and founded in 1903, making it the first state in the nation to create a Board of Nursing. Till date, the North Carolina Board of Nursing has granted license to more than 127,000 RNs and LPNs statewide.
NC Board of Nursing is also state regulating agency created by the state law and Nurse Practice Act to safeguard life, public health and public welfare by regulating nursing professional practice and by implementing nursing education standards as required by Nurse Practice Act. NC Board of Nursing is also one such Board that appoints highest number of nurses among nursing boards nationwide.

Board of Nursing North Carolina Features

The Board is composed of 14 (fourteen) members, where Eight members represents registered nurses, three members belongs to licensed practical nurses and rest  three members are public representatives.
Of the eight registered nurses appointed members, the classification of the members include, one nurse administrator, one a certified registered nurse anesthetist, a certified nurse midwife, a clinical nurse specialist, or a nurse practitioner; two staff nurses, involved in direct patient care, one shall be an at-large registered nurse and three shall be nurse educators.
The qualification of  3 Nurse Educator consist of one practical nurse educator, one an associate degree or diploma nurse educator, and one a baccalaureate or higher degree nurse educator.
Board Election
The Board conducts the election to fill up the vacancies every year and nomination of registered nurse candidates for the vacant board position is filed by the petition of minimum10 registered nurses eligible to vote in the election and same rule applies to the election of licensed practical nurse.
Governor appoints one Public member and the General Assembly appoints 2 public members through separate recommendations received by the General Assembly.
NC Board of Nursing Services
The duties and services of the Board relates to Licensure – Application and Forms including License Application, Verification, Duplicate License Request Form, License Renewal, Endorsement, Temporary Permit and Reinstatement of Licenses and Reporting of a Lost License, License, practice and Education standard, Examination, developing, approving and monitoring nursing education programs in the NC State for initial licensing, receive and conduct investigation against Practice, Behavior, Nurse Practice Act and Law violation by the Licensee.
In addition, the Board also regulates, manage and maintain the Nurse Aide II registry and regulate the practice of Advance Practice including, NP, CNS, CRNA, CNM, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), RN/LPN and Nurse Aides.
Board Online Service
NC Board of Nursing Online Services can also be availed for RN, LPN and Nurse Aide II; License, Exam and Endorsement; application, verification, renewal, reinstates, status and address change.

The latest Alert of the Board

Graduate Registered Nurse Anesthetist Status Discontinued beginning February 1, 2011.

Continuing Competence Requirements must be met by the Licensee before renewal or reinstatement licenses will be issued, effective July 1, 2011.
Notification of Fee Increases
Effective January 1, 2011 fees will be increased, which is approved.
and decided in the board meeting of  May 14, 2010.

Contact details of the Board of Nursing North Carolina are as follows:
North Carolina Board of Nursing?4516 Lake Boone Trail?Raleigh, NC  27607?Phone: 919-782-3211
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.?Monday through Friday
Mailing Address:
North Carolina Board of Nursing?Post Office Box 2129?Raleigh, North Carolina 27602-2129
Nurse Aide II Registry?Post Office Box 2129?Raleigh, North Carolina 27602-2129
Ph: (919) 782-7499
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.?Monday through Friday

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