The North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBN) is the state agency responsible for licensing nurses in North Carolina. In addition to issuing, renewing and reinstating licenses of RNs and LPNs, the Board approves and monitors the State’s nursing education programs which lead to initial licensure, investigates complaints against licensed nurses and maintains the Nurse Aide II registry.
Founded in 1903, the North Carolina Board of Nursing was the first in the nation. http://www.ncbon.com/content.aspx?id=884&linkidentifier=id&itemid=884
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The North Carolina Board of Nursing is governed by the Administrative Code (Rules) and established by the Nurse Practice Act 2007 Chapter 90, Article 9A (Law).
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