The Nurse Licensure Compact is a modern licensure solution for the 21st century. As leaders in public protection, State Boards of Nursing developed and adopted the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact in 2015. The Nurse Licensure Compact allows for nurses to have one multistate license with the ability to practice in all compact states.

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The enhanced NLC has been implemented as of January 19, 2018. All states, including those remaining in the original NLC, must introduce legislation in the coming years to enter into the enhanced NLC.

NLC supporters across the U.S.

  • Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association
  • American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN)
  • American Association of Poison Control Centers
  • American Nephrology Nurses Association
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
  • American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
  • Association of Camp Nurses
  • Association for Vascular Access
  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
  • Center for Telehealth and E-Health Law
  • CGFNS International, Inc.
  • Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC)
  • Commission for Case Manager Certification
  • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
  • Health IT Now
  • National Military Family Association
  • National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
  • National League for Nursing
  • National Patient Safety Foundation
  • Oncology Nursing Society
  • Optum
  • Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
  • Population Health Alliance
  • Telehealth Leadership Council
  • U.S. Department of Commerce

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