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Take Action to Bring the NLC to Your State!
If your state is not one of the 42 NLC members, take action to help bring it to your state. Complete the form below to send a letter to your legislators asking for their support of the NLC!

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42 Jurisdictions & Counting

Is your state a member of the NLC or moving forward with implementation?

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Expanding Access to Nursing Care Across the U.S.

The NLC allows for nurses to have one multistate license with the ability to practice in all compact states/territories.

NLC Benefits

  • Enabling nurses to practice in person or provide telenursing services to patients located across the country without having to obtain additional licenses.

  • Allowing nurses to quickly cross state borders and provide vital services in the event of a disaster.

  • Facilitating telenursing and online nursing education.

  • Making practicing across state borders affordable and convenient.

  • Removing a burdensome expense for organizations that employ nurses and may share the cost of multiple licenses.

More About the NLC

Compact Resources

Key resources for understanding how the NLC works and how it benefits nurses, nurse employers and patients across the U.S.

NLC Supporters Across the U.S.

  • Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA)

  • AlediumHR

  • Alliance for Camp Health

  • Alliance for Connected Care

  • American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN)

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

  • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN)

  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN)

  • American Association of Poison Control Centers

  • American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA)

  • American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL)

  • American Red Cross

  • American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA)

  • Association for Vascular Access (AVA)

  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA)

  • CGFNS International, Inc.

  • CHG Medical Staffing, Inc. dba RN Network

  • Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC)

  • Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC)

  • Cross Country Healthcare

  • CTel Innovations

  • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)

  • Health Innovation Alliance

  • Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Healthcare

  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

  • National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations (NATHO)

  • National Governors Association Center for Best Practices

  • National League for Nursing (NLN)

  • National Military Family Association (NMFA)

  • National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)

  • National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA)

  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

  • Optum

  • Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

  • Population Health Alliance (PHA)

  • Telehealth Leadership Council

  • U.S. Department of Commerce

  • WorldWide HealthStaff Solutions Ltd.