Nursing License Compact
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NLC State List
Map Source: NCSBN.org
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.
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.
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