NLC Commission

Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators

Core Purpose

To facilitate interstate nursing practice in a manner consistent with public health and safety.

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Mission Statement

The ICNLCA facilitates cross-border nursing practice through the implementation of a nationally recognized multistate license. ICNLCA enhances nurse mobility and public protection by enforcing compliance with the Compact.

Core Values

  • Transparency

  • Integrity

  • Accountability

  • Innovation

  • Collaboration

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FY23-FY26 Strategic Initiatives

The NLC strategic plan focuses on four strategic initiatives that center on partnership development, education of BONs and stakeholders, promotion and engagement, and completion of a comprehensive evaluation plan.

Strategic initiative 1: Strategic partner development and collaboration, Strategic initiative 2: Education of boards and stakeholders, Strategic initiative 3: Marketing and communications, Strategic initiative 4: Comprehensive evaluation plan

FY24 NLC Executive Committee

Pamela C. Zickafoose

Chair

Pamela C. Zickafoose, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNE, FRE
NLC Commissioner, Delaware
Executive Director, Delaware Board of Nursing
Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2025

Missy Poortenga

Vice Chair

Missy Poortenga, MHA, RN
NLC Commissioner, Montana
Executive Director, Montana Board of Nursing
Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2024

Joe Baker

Treasurer

Joe Baker, Jr.
NLC Commissioner, Florida
Executive Director, Florida Board of Nursing
Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2024

Jenny Barnhouse

Member-At-Large

Jenny Barnhouse, DNP, RN
NLC Commissioner, Oklahoma
Executive Director, Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2025

Carol Moody

Member-At-Large

Carol Moody, MS, RN, NEA-BC
NLC Commissioner, South Carolina
Board Executive, South Carolina Board of Nursing
Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2024

Sherry Richardson

Member-At-Large

Sherry Richardson, MSN, RN
NLC Commissioner, Tennessee
Executive Director, Tennessee Board of Nursing
Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2024

Linda Young

Member-At-Large

Linda Young, MS, RN, FRE
NLC Commissioner, South Dakota
Executive Director, South Dakota Board of Nursing
Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2025

NLC Commission Support Staff

James Puente

Support Staff

James Puente
Director, Nurse Licensure Compact
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Lisa Sands

Support Staff

Lisa Sands
Associate, Nurse Licensure Compact
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