The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) increases access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level. Under the NLC, nurses can practice in other NLC states/territories, without obtaining additional licenses.Read the Bylaws
New NLC Rules will take effect on January 2, 2024, including one that requires nurses moving from one compact state to another compact state to apply for licensure in their new Primary State of Residence (PSOR) within 60 days.See the DetailsRule Change FAQsRule Change WebinarRules Effective Jan. 2, 2024
Enables nurses to practice in-person or provide telenursing services to patients across the country without obtaining additional licenses.
Facilitates online nursing education.
Removes burdensome expenses for organizations that employ nurses.
Allows nurses to quickly cross state borders and provide vital services in the event of a disaster.
Makes practicing across state borders affordable and convenient.
The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA) is made up of members from each of the participating NLC jurisdictions, who work together to support the mission of the ICNLCA.More About the Commission
The Nurse Licensure Compact allows for nurses to have one multistate license with the ability to practice in all compact states/territories. Is your state ready to join the NLC? Contact your state legislators with our easy online form.Take Action