North Carolina is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state
North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
License by Endorsement
Temp License Processing
Approximately 2-3 weeks upon receipt of all required docs - valid for 6 months
Must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions.
NCBON does not issue license cards.
|Completed online application||Yes||Yes|
|Verification of current active state license||Yes||Yes|
|Verification of original state license||No||Yes|
|Completed fingerprint cards (provided NCBON once app is received)||Yes||Yes|
*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.
|Processing Fees||Renewal License Processing|
|Timely||$100||Within 24 hours for online renewal|
|Reinstatement||$180||Within 3 business days for online reinstatements. 6-8 weeks if background check is required|
Must complete a background check if license is expired 6 months or more.
15 contact hours of CE’s & 640 hours of active practice within 2 years or 30 contact hours of CE’s (see reinstatement requirements on NCBON website for other options).
Verify a North Carolina license
NOTE: Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address