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Department of Education Information
As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education requires nursing programs to disclose the following information about one’s eligibility to obtain a nursing license in each of the US states and Washington D.C.:
- The program meets requirements for RN licensure
- The program does not meet requirements for RN licensure
- It has not been determined if the program meets requirements for RN licensure
The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) increases access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level. Under the NLC, nurses can practice in other NLC states, without having to obtain additional licenses.
Visit the NLC website and use their interactive map to find out what states your licensure is accepted.
Pending NLC States
Guam: Pending tentative implementation in 2023. Nurses holding a multistate license in other NLC states may now practice in Guam. Guam residents cannot obtain a multistate license until implementation is complete.
Pennsylvania: NLC enacted July 1, 2021. An NLC implementation date is unknown at this time. Criminal background checks must also be implemented. The state is awaiting approval of criminal background checks from the FBI. PA residents cannot obtain a multistate license until implementation is completed. Nurses in other NLC states with a multistate license may not practice in PA until implementation is complete.
Virgin Islands: NLC enacted Dec. 6, 2021. Pending tentative implementation in 2023. Criminal background checks must also be implemented. VI residents cannot obtain a multistate license until implementation is completed. Nurses in other NLC states with a multistate license may not practice in the Virgin Islands until implementation is complete.
Washington: Nurses holding a multistate license in other NLC states may practice in in the state of Washington as of July 24, 2023. Washington residents cannot obtain a multistate license until NLC implementation is complete. It is anticipated that Washington will decide on an implementation date later in 2023. Once a date is known, this information will be updated and the date will be publicized
Rhode Island: The NLC legislation became law on June 24, 2023.
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