AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, 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
AK Update: HB 238 and SB 179 pending legislation.
IL Update: SB 3067 pending legislation.
IN Update: Enacted legislation. Implementation July 1, 2020.
MA Update: HB 2891 and H 1944 pending legislation.
MI Update: HB 4042 pending legislation.
PA Update: SB 655 pending legislation.
RI Update: HB 7171 and 7395 pending legislation.
WA Update: HB 2376 and SB 6209 pending legislation.
Guam Update: B 239-35 pending legislation.
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.