Guide to State Nursing/ Allied Health Organizations

  1. North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON)

    Legally constituted body (state agency) which regulates the practice of registered nurses (RN) and licensed practical nurses (LPN) within North Carolina. RN and LPN members of the Board of Nursing are elected by nurses in the state
    Created in 1903
    One of 62 state or territorial jurisdictions of the National Boards of Nursing

    Executive Director: Polly Johnson, MSN, RN

    Mission Statement:
    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.

    North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA)

    Professional membership association composed of registered nurses (RN); a state association of the American Nurses Association (ANA)

    Executive Director: Sindy Barker, CAE

    Mission Statement:
    The purpose of the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) is to serve the changing needs of its members, address nursing issues and advocate for the health and well-being of all people.

    North Carolina Association of Nursing Students (NCANS)

    Mentors the professional development of future nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance.

    North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program

    The North Carolina AHEC Program, established in 1972, is a link between the academic health science centers in the state and the communities of North Carolina. This partnership results in high quality, accessible education programs for health science students and health professionals in all 100 counties.

    Nine AHECs help serve the health workforce needs of the people of North Carolina. These are: Area L AHEC (Rocky Mount), Charlotte AHEC, Coastal AHEC (Wilmington), Eastern AHEC (Greenville) , Southern Regional AHEC (Fayetteville) AHEC, Greensboro AHEC, Mountain AHEC (Asheville), Northwest AHEC (Winston-Salem), and Wake AHEC (Raleigh). Additional information and a map of the AHEC regions is available on

    The NC AHEC Program is associated with four University Academic Health Science Centers, and is administered by a program office at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

    Statewide Nursing Liaison: Gail Mazzocco, EdD, RN

    Mission Statement:
    The mission of the North Carolina AHEC Program is to meet the state's health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs in partnership with academic institutions, health care agencies, and other organizations committed to improving the health of the people of North Carolina.
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