Nurse Licensure Compact

One License to Expand How You Practice


One License to Expand How You Practice

Multi-State Licensure
That Opens More Opportunities

When we talk to nurses, one of the most common things we hear is how they would be open to travel opportunities—but the repeated process of licensure is costly, time-consuming, and cumbersome. In recent years, that’s all changed. 

With the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), nurses are eligible for multi-state licensure if their home state is a member of the NLC and they meet the uniform licensure requirements. This eliminates the need to be licensed individually in every state you choose to practice in and opens up a whole new world of opportunities for where you go next.

What are the Multi-State Licensure Requirements?

It’s nice when something can be one-and-done! No duplicate applications, additional fees, or searching for materials. When you apply for the Nurse Licensure Compact, you only need to meet a select set of standards called the uniform licensure requirements.

Uniform Licensure Requirements:

  • Meets the requirements for licensure in the home state (state of residency)
  • Has graduated from a board-approved education program; or has graduated from an international education program (approved by the authorized accrediting body in the applicable country and verified by an independent credentials review agency)
  • Has passed an English proficiency examination (applies to graduates of an international education program not taught in English or if English is not the individual’s native language)
  • Has passed an NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN Examination or predecessor exam
  • Is eligible for or holds an active, unencumbered license (i.e., without active discipline)
  • Has submitted to state and federal fingerprint-based criminal background checks
  • Has not been convicted or found guilty, or has entered into an agreed disposition, of a felony offense under applicable state or federal criminal law
  • Has no misdemeanor convictions related to the practice of nursing (determined on a case-by-case basis)
  • Is not currently a participant in an alternative program
  • Is required to self-disclose current participation in an alternative program
  • Has a valid United States Social Security number

Apply for Multi-State Licensure

The American Medical Staffing credentialing team is experienced in the Nurse Licensure Compact and can help you navigate applying for a multi-state licensure in your home state. We can also guide you through the eligibility requirements, needed materials, and licensure steps so you feel confident and informed.

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