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The Nurse Licensure Compact is a Modern Licensure Solution for the 21st century.

The NLC allows for nurses to have one multistate license with the ability to practice in all compact states.

In March 2016, the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) was enrolled into Florida law. The enhanced NLC will allow Florida’s registered nurses (RN) and licensed practical nurses (LPN) to have one multi-state license with the ability to practice in all nursing compact member states.

The eNLC will be implemented on January 19, 2018 – visit the Board of Nursing website for future updates about the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact.

Florida RNs and LPNs will be able to start applying on January 19th to convert to a multi-state license.

Aug. 16, 2017

Implementation Date Set for Enhanced NLC

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Commission members have set Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, as the implementation date for the eNLC. There are 26 states in the eNLC.*

The original NLC will remain in effect with Colorado, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Wisconsin as members until each enacts eNLC legislation. As of the implementation date, the multistate license held by nurses residing in these four states will only be valid in those states. They will not have the authority to practice in the 26 eNLC states without applying for a single-state license in those states, unless the original NLC states join the eNLC by the implementation date.

Likewise, nurses with an eNLC multistate license residing in eNLC states will not have the authority to practice in the four states that are still in the original NLC without applying for a single-state license in those states, unless the states join the eNLC by that date.

Additional information about eNLC implementation can be found here and at www.nursecompact.com. For the latest information, follow the eNLC on Twitter or Facebook.

*eNLC states include: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

You can also find a list of frequently asked questions at http://floridasnursing.gov/enhanced-nurse-licensure-compact-faqs/.

Is your state moving forward with the NLC?

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