(a) Each registered nurse or licensed practical nurse shall biennially renew their license with the Board no later than the last day of the applicant's birth month by:

(1) submitting a completed application for renewal, stating that the information on the application is true and complete, and authorizing the release to the Board of all information pertaining to the application. Applications for renewal are posted on the Board's website at;

(2) attesting to completion of continuing competence requirements and submitting evidence of completion if requested by the Board, as specified in Rule .0232(b) of this Section; and

(3) submitting the fee for licensure renewal, as established in G.S. 90-171.27(b).

(b) It shall be the duty of each applicant to keep the Board informed of a current mailing address, telephone number, and email address.

(c) A member of the United States Armed Services shall be exempt from compliance if on active duty and to whom G.S. 105-249.2 grants an extension of time to file a tax return.


History Note: Authority G.S. 90-171.29; 90-171.23(b); 90‑171.34; 90‑171.37; 93B-15; 105-249.2;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2011; December 1, 2008; April 1, 1989; May 1, 1982;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2019.