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State Nurse Licensing Guide

As a NurseChoice traveler, we will ensure you have the proper license needed to work in the state you wish. NurseChoice has made it easy for you to obtain the information you need to verify or endorse your nursing license. For example, when your licensure is current in one or more states, you can request assignments in multiple locations as soon as you've completed the application process. Simply connect with a recruiter to receive up-to-date information about your license and certifications to ensure they are accurate and up-to-date. Below are the states that are currently partaking in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). 

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States in the Nurse Licensure Compact

NurseChoice has made it easy for you to review which states are a part of the Nurse Licensure Compact. For more information about renewal and endorsement, contact a recruiter.

What is a Compact Nursing License?

As a travel nurse, you have the ability to accept contracts in various cities and states throughout the nation. Therefore, you will need a nursing license in that state before accepting the assignment. Unless your state license is a part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). Compact nursing licenses are often referred to as multi-state nursing licenses. A compact nursing license allows a nurse to work across state lines. 


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