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How Do I Join the NC Nursing Interstate Compact?

What Does a Multi-State Licensure Privilege Mean? The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) compares a multi-state license to a driver’s license because nurses are able to practice in other compact states without having to obtain additional licenses under the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). A multi-state license means that a nurse who has a primary state of …

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Will Using Legal Products with THC Affect My NC Nursing License?

Tetrahydrocannabinol or ‘THC’ is the chemical in marijuana and hemp that is responsible for the plants’ psychological effects.  Marijuana is legal either recreationally or medicinally in 37 states.  North Carolina is one of the just 13 states where marijuana is still illegal.  However, North Carolina has opted into the Hemp Act.  Hemp Act is a …

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How Can Nurses Avoid Patient Charting Errors in North Carolina?

Properly recording a patient’s chart is essential for all healthcare providers.  Since nurses are typically around a patient more than any other healthcare provider, failure to properly record a patient’s chart can happen more frequently than with other healthcare providers.  A patient’s chart is what helps other nurses maintain proper treatment of the patient and …

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What Options Exist with the North Carolina Board of Nursing for Nurses with an Addiction?

The North Carolina Board of Nursing is required by state legislation to intervene when there is evidence that a nurse has an issue with substance abuse and is therefore unable to safely practice nursing. [G.S. 90-171.37(a)(3)]. Additionally, the NCBON has the power to mandate that recovering nurses participate in certain programs. This will help ensure …

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The 5 Biggest Prescription Errors That Nurse Practitioners Can Make (Part 4: Prescribing Drugs and/or Devices that are not included in the collaborative practice agreement)

This is part four (4) of a five (5) part series titled the “5 biggest prescription errors that nurse practitioners can make”.  Today we are discussing prescribing drugs and/or devices that are not included in the collaborative practice agreement.  Only under certain circumstances, as discussed below, may a nurse practitioner prescribe a drug or device …

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The 5 Biggest Prescription Errors That Nurse Practitioners Can Make (Part 1: Be Careful To Whom You Prescribe Controlled Substances)

This is part one (1) of a five (5) part series titled the “5 biggest prescription errors that nurse practitioners can make”. Today’s blog discusses the individuals to whom a nurse practitioner cannot prescribe controlled substances. Since there has been a rise in prescription drug abuse in North Carolina in the last 10 years or …

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What Must Nurse Practitioners Do To Renew Their Approval To Practice in North Carolina?

Every year nurse practitioners (NPs) have to renew their approval to practice with the North Carolina Board of Nursing.  Since nurse practitioners must also have an active NC nurse license, they must make sure that their registered nurse license in NC does not lapse.  Renewal of a NC registered nurse license must be done prior to …

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When Are Nurse Practitioners Required To Confer With Their Supervising Physician?

Before nurse practitioners begin working with a supervising physician, they must enter into a collaborative practice agreement.  The collaborative practice agreement (CPA) will stipulate as to what medical acts a nurse practitioner will perform.  CPAs need to be specific as to what clinical problems the nurse practitioner may frequently encounter and what treatment the nurse practitioner …

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