The 20th Century: 1990 to 1999
East Carolina University opened the first nurse midwifery education program in North Carolina.
Legislation is passed in North Carolina allowing advanced practice nurses to receive direct reimbursement from insurance companies.
The North Carolina Nurse Association approved the formation of the Council on Nursing Informatics.
Parish or faith based nursing begins and grows in North Carolina during this decade. In 1999 Duke University offers a new Masters of Science in Nursing Degree in parish nursing.
North Carolina becomes the 6th state to join in the multi state compact which allows Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses to practice in any state in the compact without having to take another state's registration examination.