Ohio is Joining the Nurse Licensure Compact - Now What?
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.
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.
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