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Ohio is Joining the Nurse Licensure Compact - Now What?

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Ohio to Become a Compact Nursing State

As of January 1, 2023, Ohio will officially join the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). This means that Ohio residents can apply for a multistate license, and nurses nationwide who hold a multistate license will be able to practice in Ohio.

What is the NLC?

The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) was first signed into law in 2000 and allow nurses who hold a specific multistate license to practice in any NLC state. Only nurses who declare a compact state as their primary state of residence may be eligible for a multistate license.

What States are Compact Approved?

AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, WY

Guam: Allowing nurses who hold active, unencumbered, multi-state licenses issued by Nurse Licensure Compact member states to practice in Guam under their multi-state licenses.

Pending Implementation: PA, Virgin Islands

Pending Start Date: OH - January 1, 2023

Visit our Compact Licensure page for more info or contact your S1NGLEPOINT recruiter with any questions!

Nurse Licensure Compact Information
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