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Nursing License Compact

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NLC State List

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The NLC increases access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level. Under the NLC, nurses can practice in other NLC states, without having to obtain additional licenses.



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Requirements for eNLC States


The Commission has developed 11 uniform licensure requirements for a multistate license. 

  • Meets the requirements for licensure in their state of residency

  • Has graduated from a board-approved education program OR has graduated from an international education program (approved by the authorized accrediting body in the applicable country and verified by an independent credentials review agency)

  • Has passed an English proficiency exam (applies to graduates of an international education program not taught English or if English is not the individual’s native language)

  • Has passed an NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN Examination or predecessor exam

  • Is eligible for or holds an active, unencumbered license 

  • Has submitted to state and federal fingerprint-based criminal background checks

  • Has no state or federal felony convictions

  • Has no misdemeanor convictions related to the practice of nursing

  • Is not currently a participant in an alternative program

  • Is required to self-disclose current participation in an alternative program

  • Has a valid United States Social Security number.

NLC Rules

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