Changes with the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNCL)

There are some changes coming in the New Year with your compact license. Please see below for detailed information in regards to these important changes and how they may affect you:

* The eNLC has made some updates to the program requirements, thus affecting the list of participating states.
* From the list of 25 states that are currently part of the NLC, 4 are being removed (CO, NM, RI, and WI) and 5 will be added (GA, FL, OK, WV, and WY).
* The additional 5 will not be compact until after the roll out date of 1/19/18, and will require additional steps to convert a current state license to a compact.

Please prepare your employees – important changes as of 1/19/18.

To avoid a lapse in Nursing License:
* Anyone working on a compact license from CO, RI, WI or NM will ONLY be able to work in those four states on the new mini-compact. If working in another state, he/she will need to apply for a new state license in working state.
* Anyone working in CO, RI, WI or NM on a compact license from another state will need to apply for a new state license in working state.
* Rhode Island and Wisconsin are in the process of adding the additional requirements in an effort to re-join the eNLC,  which could impact or dissolve the mini compact group.

New Mini-Compact States:

1.  Colorado
2.  Rhode Island  (pending eNLC legislation)
3.  Wisconsin (pending eNLC legislation)
4.  New Mexico

21 States Staying on the Compact License:

1.  Arizona<https://state.1keydata.com/arizona.php>
2.  Arkansas<https://state.1keydata.com/arkansas.php>
3.  Delaware<https://state.1keydata.com/delaware.php>
4.  Idaho<https://state.1keydata.com/idaho.php>
5.  Iowa<https://state.1keydata.com/iowa.php>
6.  Kentucky<https://state.1keydata.com/kentucky.php>
7.  Maine<https://state.1keydata.com/maine.php>
8.  Maryland<https://state.1keydata.com/maryland.php>
9.  Mississippi<https://state.1keydata.com/mississippi.php>
10. Missouri<https://state.1keydata.com/missouri.php>
11. Montana<https://state.1keydata.com/montana.php>
12. Nebraska<https://state.1keydata.com/nebraska.php>
13. New Hampshire<https://state.1keydata.com/new-hampshire.php>
14. North Carolina<https://state.1keydata.com/north-carolina.php>
15. North Dakota<https://state.1keydata.com/north-dakota.php>
16. South Carolina<https://state.1keydata.com/south-carolina.php>
17. South Dakota<https://state.1keydata.com/south-dakota.php>
18. Tennessee<https://state.1keydata.com/tennessee.php>
19. Texas<https://state.1keydata.com/texas.php>
20. Utah<https://state.1keydata.com/utah.php>
21. Virginia<https://state.1keydata.com/virginia.php>

States being added to eNLC beginning 1/19/18 (additional steps needed to convert license to a compact):
22.  Georgia
23.  Florida
24.  Oklahoma
25.  West Virginia
26.  Wyoming

In addition to the above changes, any nurse who obtained a compact license after July 20, 2017 might need to meet additional requirements to maintain their compact status. Each nurse will receive communication from their licensing state if any action is needed.

 

What is a compact license? Check this article by clicking here.

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