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1. Create a profile and complete an application for Licensure by Endorsement online
2. Pay the associated fees
3. Criminal background check and fingerprints
North Carolina Residents -
4. Verification of original license AND current license (if different from original).
If the state(s) participate in Nursys, you must complete the Nursys verification process, pay their fee and designate North Carolina as the receipt of the verification.
If the state(s) do not participate in Nursys you must contact their state Boards directly for further instructions. You will need to send them the appropriate Verification of License forms to complete and submit to the North Carolina Board of Nursing on your behalf.
You are provided a temporary license while the North Carolina Board of Nursing is awaiting the results of your background check, but they must have received official verification of a current and active license.
Renewal of your license occurs every 2 years
Required contact hours: choose 1 from the following 8 options