Examination: A multi-state North Carolina license is not issued when another state is claimed as the primary state of residence, however, a single state license may be issued until proof of North Carolina residency is provided to the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Official proof of residence which displays primary state of residence includes: Current Driver's License, Voter Registration, Federal Income Tax Return, W2 from U.S. Government or any Bureau, Division or Agency thereof indicating declared state of residence, or Military Form No. 2058
Mail, email or fax your proof of NC residency to the North Carolina Board of Nursing using one of the below methods.
Attn: Compact Request
P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (919) 781-9461
Announcement: New NLC Rule
Starting Jan. 2, 2024, a new NLC rule will be in effect. Nurses relocating to another compact state have 60 days from the time they move to apply for a new license by endorsement in a new primary state of residence.
The new rule (effective beginning January 2, 2024) reads:
402(2) A multistate licensee who changes primary state of residence to another party state shall apply for a multistate license in the new party state within 60 days.
- Press Release about New NLC 60-Day Residency Rule
- Five Minute Video about new NLC 60-Day Residency Rule
- FAQs about New NLC 60-Day Residency Rule
For more information about the Nurse Licensure Compact, please visit NurseCompact.com