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Board of Nursing

Welcome to the Web site of the Board of Nursing.

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. Inquiries or complaints may be forwarded to Mr. George Hebert, Executive Director, New Jersey Board of Nursing, PO Box 45010, Newark, NJ 07101, (973) 504-6430.

NJBON - EBOLA Policy Statement

Licensees of the New Jersey Board of Nursing have a proud history of providing compassionate and quality care to patients with all diseases and sicknesses, including infectious diseases.

Licensees of this Board are expected to treat patients who are suspected of or diagnosed with Ebola, when the licensee possesses the skill and experience to treat the condition presented and when the licensee has been appropriately trained and adequately equipped for the proper care of such patients.

The role of the Board is to protect the public of this State. The Board will hold nurses to their professional and ethical responsibilities and to the social contract which their licenses reflect.

To learn more about appropriate training and equipment please go to the NJDOH Ebola/Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Information Page.

New Jersey Prescription Blanks (NJPBs)
Notice of Final Extension

The Division of Consumer Affairs (Division) is granting a final extension through November 2, 2014 for prescribers to issue prescriptions on the old prescription blanks (blue on the front).  Effective November 3, 2014, all prescriptions must be issued only on the new prescription blanks (green on the front).

This additional 45 days is to assist those who are experiencing delays in obtaining the new prescription blanks.  If you have already received your new prescription blanks, you should use them immediately.  The new prescription blanks are being accepted by pharmacies.

If you have not already placed your orders for new prescription blanks, do so immediately.  Do not delay; order your new prescription blanks today. A list of approved printer vendors and information about the new prescription blanks are available on the Division's website at

If you have additional questions, please email

New Alert

Notification of the Rescheduling of Hydrocodone
Effective October 6, 2014, all Hydrocodone Combination Products are rescheduled as a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) in the State of New Jersey based on the recent federal Drug Enforcement Agency ("DEA") Final Rule. Please read the following information which outlines the limitations of a Schedule II CDS medication prescription.
(View Information / Posted 9/25/14)

Organ and Tissue Donation and Recovery CE Requirement for RNs educated prior to 2008 or any RN educated since who has not had nursing education in this area.

N.J.S.A. 45:11-26.1 and N.J.A.C. 13:37-5.3(j) require all RNs whose nursing curriculums did not contain content in organ and tissue donation and recovery, and who have not completed continuing education in organ and tissue donation and recovery, to complete a one hour continuing education course in this area prior to their next scheduled license renewal.

The Board is monitoring compliance with this requirement by incorporating a question in the 2014 and 2015 online renewal forms. For RNs due to renew their license in 2014, they will have to meet the requirement by May 31, 2014. For RNs due to renew their license in 2015, they will have to meet the requirement by May 31, 2015.

NewOnline Registration Tutorial Video

NewOnline Renewal Tutorial Video

Renewal Advisory: Nurses whose licenses expire on May 31, 2014, and who renew their licenses as "inactive" or select "inactive" in error, hold valid licenses and are eligible to work through May 31, 2014. Facilities may request that such nurses produce their licenses showing their eligibility to work during the period June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2014. Facilities may also contact the Board of Nursing directly at (973) 504-6430 or (973) 273-8001 for further information.


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