In 1902, a group of nurses banded together to speak with one voice for our profession.
The result was the Nursing Practice Act, making North Carolina the first state in the nation to legalize the registration of nurses.
Since then, NCNA has proudly represented the ever-changing needs of Registered Nurses. With one strong voice, NCNA advocates for quality patient care, nursing reform, and well-deserved recognition of the professionals who care for our North Carolina residents.
NCNA inspires, informs, connects and supports RNs, providing opportunities for leadership, career advancement resources, and celebration.
The North Carolina Nurses Association serves the changing needs of its members, addresses nursing issues, and advocates for the health and well-being of all people.
Our members represent the breadth and depth of registered nurses in North Carolina, and all Registered Nurses are welcome and encouraged to join.
“We have such a strong and proud history in North Carolina. Every nurse I have come in contact with in NCNA is a voice for nursing, and together as a group, our communal voice resonates across the nation. I am proud to be a Tar Heel Nurse!”
– Lauren Kearns, Member since 2003
Members of NCNA continue to be recognized nationally for having a significant impact on the profession, and for advancing quality care in a variety of practice settings. If you are a member – thank you! If you are considering if NCNA is right for you – please join today!
Together, we move Nursing Forward®!