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: OH, PA
Pending Start Date: VT - 2/1/2022
If You Currently Hold a Multistate License
Your current license may have been grandfathered into the eNLC if the following criteria were met (source: www.ncsbn.org):
- Are a resident of an original NLC state that has enacted the enhanced NLC.
- Held an original NLC multistate license on July 20, 2017.
- Have not had a disqualifying event since July 20, 2017, which would nullify the grandfathering. Examples of disqualifying events include but are not limited to:
- Changing the primary state of residence to another state.
- Allowing the license to lapse.
- Being convicted of any felony.
- Being convicted of a misdemeanor related to the practice of nursing whereby the conviction is determined to be a disqualifying event by the board of nursing.
- Having a license disciplined and placed probation or with any practice restrictions.
- Current enrollment in an alternative program.
Click here for NLC Uniform Licensure Requirements for a Multistate License.
Click here for an interactive map that reflects the status of each state.
Click here for a current PDF list of NLC member states.
How do I stay informed about the changes?
One of the best resources for updates regarding the new multistate license is the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website or your own state BON.