Advanced Practice Provider Toolkit: North Carolina

Introduction Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) such as Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) are professionals educated, certified, and licensed to perform such functions as health promotion, history taking, physical examination, diagnosis, and treatment of commonly encountered medical problems. The NP is jointly regulated by the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) and the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB). The dual regulation is carried out via the Nurse Practitioner Joint Subcommittee, which is composed of members of the Board of Nursing and members of the Medical Board to whom responsibility is given by § 90-8.2  and § 90-171.23(b)(14)  to develop rules to govern the practice of NPs in North Carolina. ...
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