How to Obtain Your North Carolina Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES

Application

$150

Background Check

$38

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEES

PROCESS

Timely

$100

Active within 24 hours if license is renewed online

Reinstatement

$180

Within 3 business days for online reinstatements

Reinstatement may take up to 6-8 weeks if a background check is required.

Temporary License Processing 

It takes approximately 2-3 weeks to receive a temporary license in North Carolina after all necessary documents have been received and accepted and the license will last for up to 6 months (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

TEMPORARY

PERMANENT

Completed Application, Notarized

Yes

Yes

Proof/Verification of Original State License

No

Yes

Verification/Copy of Current License

Yes

Yes

Completed Fingerprint Card

Yes

Yes

Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are being processed. There are additional steps that must be completed to receive a permanent license.

Additional Information

All nurses must complete a background check if license is expired 6 months or more.

Reinstatement:

Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.

Contact Information & Mailing Address

North Carolina State Board of Nursing

4516 Lake Boone Trail

Raleigh, NC  27607

Phone: 919-782-3211

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