DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS NLC ( NURSING LICENSURE COMPACT)?
Is it possible to work in multiple states of the USA by just having one state license? Yes Of course……NLC allows nurses to practice in multiple states. There are currently 35 states that have participated in NLC and the number is still increasing. Here is the list of NLC states:
Nursing Compact States
*Indicates pending legislation
Advantages of NLC:
In the United States, each state has its own requirement to get a practicing license. It requires students to undergo many complicated registration and endorsement processes. It is very time-consuming for students. NLC helps students to work in NLC states if she has taken an initial license in one of the NLC states. It also cuts the cost of registration, state fees, and renewal fees. NLC helps to expand the mobility of nurses as part of the nation’s wider health care system.
How can you be eligible for a Multi-State License??
In order to apply for Multi state License, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must reside in an NLC state, and you must declare an NLC state as your primary state of residency;
- You must be actively licensed as a registered nurse (RN) or licensed professional nurse (LPN)/licensed vocational nurse (LVN);
- You must meet any requirements for licensure held by your home state, though when practicing, you will also be held to the standards of the state where the patient or practice is located.