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 www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/njpb.
If you have additional questions, please email NJPB@dca.lps.state.nj.us.
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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