Your Interactive Guide to Travel Nurse Licensing Across the States
When it comes to making the most of your career as a travel nurse, flexibility is key. As an adventurer at heart and a healthcare hero in practice, you need the ability to go where you’re needed most. That’s where RN state licensing comes into play.
To help you navigate this journey, we’ve created an interactive, state-by-state guide to RN state licensing. Hover over a state on our map below to learn about its specific requirements.
What is Compact Licensing?
The nursing world is evolving, and so is the licensing process. Enter the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC allows registered nurses (RNs) to hold one multistate license, granting the ability to practice in their home state and other NLC states. This advancement in RN state licensing can be a game-changer for travel nurses.
Not sure if your state is a part of the NLC? No worries, our interactive map below has got you covered.
Pending NLC Legislation
NLC Enacted: Awaiting Implementation
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Disclaimer: The RN state licensing information provided on this page and through our interactive map is designed to help you better understand and navigate the process. However, given that nursing licensing requirements and the status of the NLC are subject to change, we strongly advise that you verify the current requirements directly with the nursing board of each state where you plan to practice. We strive to keep this information as current as possible, but we cannot guarantee its total accuracy at all times.
Adventure, community, opportunity – that’s the Axis way. Now, it’s your turn to make your mark in the travel nursing world. Explore the map, discover the requirements, and let your travel nursing journey begin!
Frequently Asked Questions About RN State Licensing and the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)
To provide accurate information and to help you better understand the RN state licensing process, we’ve curated some key questions and answers from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s FAQ.
What exactly is the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)?
The NLC, a significant aspect of RN state licensing, allows RNs and LPN/VNs to hold one multistate license. This license enables them to practice in their home state and other NLC states without needing separate licenses.
How can I know if my state is a part of the NLC?
To determine your state’s involvement in the NLC as part of the RN state licensing process, hover over the state on our interactive map. The pop-up will indicate whether your state participates in the compact.
If I have a multistate license, can I practice in all states?
Under RN state licensing regulations, a multistate license allows you to practice in all NLC states. For non-NLC states, you will need a separate license.
How can I change my license from single-state to multistate?
If you reside in a compact state, you can apply for a multistate license through your home state’s nursing board as part of the RN state licensing process.
I am moving to a new state. How does this impact my RN state license?
When you declare a new state as your primary residence, you will need to apply for licensure in that state as part of your RN state licensing obligations.
ADVANTAGES OF MULTISTATE LICENSES FOR TRAVEL NURSES
One essential aspect that enables travel nurses to work in different states seamlessly is the Compact State License. We’re breaking down how the compact state license can be beneficial for you as a travel nurse!
MASTERING THE MAZE: TRAVEL NURSES LICENSING
One of the essential aspects of travel nursing is knowing how to stay on top of your nursing licenses in different states. This process can feel like a maze at times, but don’t worry – Axis Medical has your back!
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