Please be advised that extreme weather conditions are expected in the Triangle area Thursday, February 26, 2015, that will likely prevent staff from traveling to their work stations in Raleigh. Due to lingering effects of the winter storm, we expect to continue to be at reduced staffing levels on Friday, February 27 and until travel conditions improve in the metro-Triangle area. If you need to visit our offices for service, we strongly encourage you to call (919) 807-2225 before making the trip to ensure that we have staff on hand to meet your needs. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

North Carolina Board of Nursing

The North Carolina Board of Nursing is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of the public through regulating the delivery of safe, effective nursing care.


Tammy Edelen

Continuing Competence Coordinator

919-782-3211 ext 281

Below is a summary of the procedures, laws and guidelines to obtain a professional business entity license through the NC Board of Nursing.


Bookmark the link to the NC Board of Nursing for your future reference.

Procedure to Create a Professional Business Entity

  • Download and complete the appropriate business entity creation document from the Forms link on the Corporations Division website.
  • Download and complete the appropriate application from the Professional Corporation/LLC link found under the “Practice” on the NC Board of Nursing website.
  • Submit to the State Board of Nursing any required supporting documentation and filing fee in the amount of $50 to the NC Board of Nursing.
  • The Board will examine both documents and if sufficient, will provide a certification letter.
  • Submit the creation document along with the Board’s certification letter to the Corporations Division of the Secretary of State’s Office for filing with either $125 for a domestic entity (North Carolina) or $250 for a foreign entity receiving a Certificate of Authority.
  • Return a filed copy of the Articles of Incorporation/Organization from the Secretary of State’s Office. The Board will then issue the license.

North Carolina Statutes

Secretary of State


North Carolina Administrative Code

Secretary of State

  • 18 NCAC 04 .0318 -Authorization of Foreign Professional Corporations
  • 18 NCAC 04 .0502 -Words Prohibited in Addition to Statutory Prohibitions
  • 18 NCAC 04 .0503 -Deceptively Similar and Distinguishable Names
  • 18 NCAC 04 .0504 -Filing Fictitious or Assumed Name for Foreign Entity

NC Board of Nursing

Return to Main Page