List of Nurse License Compact StatesWhat are the states participating in the nurse compact licensure?

NurseTogether has confirmed that 25 states are part of the compact state nurse licensure (NLC).

Nurse Compact State License

A nurse with a permanent residency in a NLCstate has a multistate nursing license and is eligible to work in other states that make up the "compact states."

 

Compact State Implementation Date
Arizona July 1, 2002
Arkansas July 1, 2000
Colorado October 1, 2007
Delaware July 1, 2000
Idaho July 1, 2000
Iowa July 1, 2000
Kentucky June 1, 2007
Maine July 1, 2007
Maryland July 1, 1999
Mississippi July 1, 2001
Missouri June 1, 2010
Montana October 1, 2015
Nebraska January 1, 2001
New Hampshire January 1, 2006
New Mexico January 1, 2004
North Carolina July 1, 2000
North Dakota January 1, 2004
Rhode Island July 1, 2008
South Carolina February 1, 2006
South Dakota January 1, 2001
Tennessee July 1, 2003
Texas January 1, 2000
Utah January 1, 2000
Virginia January 1, 2005
Wisconsin January 1, 2000

 

  For the most updated information, visit the National Council of State Board of Nursing.
Updated January 2016

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