Forsyth Tech Instructor Re-elected to State Board of Nursing

Forsyth Tech’s department chair of Practical Nursing, Sharon Moore, has been elected to her second term to the North Carolina Board of Nursing in the position of Practical Nurse Educator.

Moore has been practicing nursing for 34 years. She has taught nursing at Forsyth Tech for more than 17 years, including nine years as a part-time clinical instructor in the Associate of Degree Nursing program. She lives in King.

As a Board member, Moore spends at least 30 days per year fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the board, which include:

  • Approving and monitoring the state’s nursing education programs which lead to initial licensure throughout the state
  • Interpreting the practice of nursing in North Carolina based on the Nursing Practice Act
  • Investigating complaints against licensed nurses and taking appropriate actions when deemed necessary
  • Administering the nurse licensure compact
  • Maintaining the Nurse Aide II Registry
  • Regulating the practice of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives

North Carolina is the only state in the country that elects the majority of nurses to its Board. Eleven of the 14 members are elected by nurses holding valid N.C. nursing licenses. Each year the Board conducts an election over the summer to fill the open seats.

The North Carolina Board of Nursing was founded in 1903, making it the first Board of Nursing in the nation. Since then, the Board has licensed more than 140,000 RNs and LPNs statewide.

Sharon Moore

Caption: Forsyth Tech’s department chair of Practical Nursing, Sharon Moore, has been elected to her second term to the North Carolina Board of Nursing.