25 Jul The Nurse Licensure Compact and How to Get It
Also known as the NLC, the Nurse Licensure Compact is a key tool for traveling nurses who want to streamline their travel experiences. This multi-state compact license applies across several regions and gives great flexibility to where you can practice.
Who is eligible? Unfortunantly, you must reside in a NLC state to meet eligibility criteria. These states are as follows: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.
If your primary residence is in one of these states, when you apply for your license, it will probably already be multi-state. Note here though, however, that moving between states requires a new compact license with your new primary residence.
If you decide to relocate from a non-compact state, you can still get the NLC, though the process will likely take two months.
The NLC fast tracks the traveling process and makes it a little bit easier to go from assignment to assignment if you wish to do so. If you want to learn more, check out this website: https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm