Obtaining Your North Carolina Nursing License

NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF NURSING

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4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC  27607
Phn:  919-782-3211 Fx:   919-781-9461

http://www.ncbon.com/

COMPACT STATE

LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Fees 

 

Temp License Processing

Application

$150.00

Approx 1-2 weeks upon receipt of all required docs – valid for 6 months (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Temp License

Fee included

Fingerprints

$38.00

*NCBON does not issue license cards

Documents Needed

Temp

Perm

Completed application

Yes

Yes

Verification of current active state license

Yes

Yes

Verification of original state license

No

Yes

Completed fingerprint cards (provided by the board once app is received)

Yes

Yes

Online Application
http://www.ncbon.com/dcp/i/licensurelisting-licensure-by-endorsement-endorsement-application

*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license.  Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.

LICENSE RENEWAL

Processing Fees

 

Renewal License Processing

Timely (within 3 months of expiration)

$92

Within 3 business days – Online only

Lapsed/Reinstatement

$180

6-8 weeks if background check is needed

Additional Info - Reinstatements

  • Must complete a criminal background check if license is expired 6 months or more
  • 15 contact hrs of CE’s & 640 hrs of active practice within 2 yrs or 30 contact hrs of CE’s (see reinstatement requirements on NCBON website for other options)

Online Renewal
http://www.ncbon.com/dcp/i/licensurelisting-renewalreinstatement-licensure-by-renewal-rnlpn

Online Reinstatement
http://www.ncbon.com/dcp/i/licensurelisting-renewalreinstatement-licensure-by-reinstatement

Verify a NC license
http://www.ncbon.com/dcp/i/verify-license-verify-a-license

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address

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