Hover over each state on the map below to view NLC status
This map outlines which states are actively participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact or not and where legislation has been introduced.
The Nurse Licensure Compact allows for nurses to have one multistate license with the ability to practice in all compact states. It enables nurses to practice in person or provide telehealth nursing services to patients located across the country without having to obtain additional licenses. The NLC also makes it convenient for Nurses so they do not have to obtain an additional nursing license(s), making practicing across state borders affordable and convenient.
The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) to have one multistate license, with the privilege to practice in their home state and other NLC states.
Hover over the map below to find out where your state stands with the NLC.
- 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.
Please contact your home state to apply.
Member State – Actively Issuing and Accepting Compact Privileges
Enacted Legislation – Not Yet Issuing or Accepting Compact Privileges
No Compact Legislation Introduced