nursing licensure compact

nursing licensure compact

an agreement between two or more states or other jurisdictions that the licensing of a type of nursing or a nursing specialty in one place will be valid in the other.
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The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), a nonprofit organization, is encouraging state boards of nursing to propose two revised compacts for multistate nursing practice that must be passed with legislation: a revised Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses and a revised Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Compact.
State Sovereignty: Some state Attorneys General have rendered formal opinion that the nursing licensure compact interferes with state sovereignty.
Utah has already enacted legislation that authorizes development of interstate nursing licensure compacts.
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