The New Jersey Board of Nursing was established in 1912 to protect the health, safety and welfare of New Jersey’s residents by ensuring that those who practice nursing are qualified and competent to do so. This board licenses registered nurses and practical nurses, and regulates the nursing profession in New Jersey. The board certifies advanced practice nurses, sexual assault forensic nurses, and certified homemaker-home health aides. The board accredits nursing schools and approves clinical affiliates. Read more…

Executive Director

Dorothy Smith Carolina, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., serves as the executive director of the NJ Board of Nursing. This position carries with it great responsibility to the public. “The Board not only ensures that the standards of nursing practice are met and that nurses remain competent, but also serve consumers and the profession,” Carolina noted.

Contact Hour Requirements for Licensure Renewal

The Board of Nursing has provided details on contact hour requirements for licensure renewal.   Failure to meet the requirements will have an impact on your license.   Please review these guidelines attached for further information.

Nursing CEs required for License Renewal

Videos

For more than 30 years, NCSBN has been a leader in nursing regulation. NCSBN is the vehicle through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare. This video provides a brief history of NCSBN and explains what the organization does and how it achieves its mission of public protection.

This video educates consumers and promotes the work of boards of nursing. This was created from a partnership between NCSBN and the CBS Community Partnership Program.

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