(a)  Each registered nurse who is approved to practice as a nurse practitioner in this State shall annually renew each approval to practice with the Board no later than the last day of the nurse practitioner's birth month by:

(1)           Maintaining current North Carolina RN licensure or privilege to practice;

(2)           Maintaining certification as a nurse practitioner by a national credentialing body identified in Rule .0801(8) of this Section;

(3)           Attesting to completion of continuing competence requirements, and submitting evidence of completion if requested by the Board, as specified in Rule .0807 of this Section;

(4)           Submitting the fee required in Rule .0813 of this Section; and

(5)           Completing the renewal application.

(b)  If the nurse practitioner has not renewed by the last day of her or his birth month, the approval to practice as a nurse practitioner shall expire.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-8.1; 90-8.2; 90-18(c)(14); 90-171.23(b)(14); 90-171.95B;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 36.0227(e) Eff. August 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2017; December 1, 2009; November 1, 2008; August 1, 2004;

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2019;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2021.