North Carolina Board of Nursing

Licensure/Listing

Nurse Licensure Compact

Information for Applicants

Nurse Licensure CompactThe North Carolina Board of Nursing implemented the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) effective July 1, 2000. Nurses with a multi-state license are granted the privilege to practice in 24 NLC participating states.

You must not hold a current license, nor declare another primary state of residence in a compact state.

You are not eligible for licensure in North Carolina if your Primary State of Residence is currently another Compact State. Here are the compact states that apply; ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, COLORADO, DELAWARE, IDAHO, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW MEXICO, NORTH DAKOTA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA, SOUTH DAKOTA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, UTAH, VIRGINIA, and WISCONSIN

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