21 NCAC 36 .0219             TEMPORARY LICENSE

(a)  The Board shall issue a non-renewable temporary license to individuals who have filed a completed application for licensure by endorsement with correct fee and provided validation of an active unencumbered license in another jurisdiction. If an applicant indicates prior court convictions or disciplinary actions in another jurisdiction, eligibility for a temporary license shall be determined after review of relevant documents.

(b)  The temporary license shall be subject to the provisions of G.S. 90-171.37.

(c)  The following shall apply to non-renewable temporary licenses:

(1)           A non-renewable temporary license shall expire on the lesser of six months or the date a full license is issued or if it is determined that the applicant is not qualified to practice nursing in North Carolina.

(2)           Temporary license shall authorize a holder to practice nursing in the same manner as a fully licensed registered nurse or licensed practical nurse, as applicable.

(3)           A holder of a valid temporary license shall identify himself or herself as a Registered Nurse Petitioner (R.N.P.) or a Licensed Practical Nurse Petitioner (L.P.N.P.), as applicable after signatures on records.

(4)           Upon expiration or revocation of the temporary license, the individual shall be ineligible to practice nursing as described in Subparagraph (b)(2) of this Rule.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑171.33;

Eff. May 1, 1982;

Temporary Amendment Eff. June 29, 1988 for a period of 180 days to expire on December 25, 1988;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2006; January 1, 1996; July 1, 1994; August 3, 1992; January 1, 1989;

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2019.