Compact nursing licenses are based on the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), a reciprocal agreement allowing nurses to practice in all participating states without the need for additional licensure.
In order to be eligible for a compact nursing license, nurses must meet certain requirements, including:
Graduation from an accredited nursing program
Passing the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN examination
No disciplinary action against their nursing license
Please note that compact nurses must always abide by the laws and regulations of the state where they practice. Any disciplinary action taken against a nurse's license in one compact state may affect their ability to practice in other compact states.
For up-to-date information about the NLC and participating states, please visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)'s page on the Nursing Licensure Compact.