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We have exciting news for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical or vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) who legally reside in the state of Missouri and hold a Missouri nursing license. The Missouri legislature has passed a law which will go into effect on June 01, 2010 and implements the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) in the state of Missouri. The NLC allows a nurse to have one license (in his or her state of residency) and to practice (both physically and electronically) across state lines in any other compact state, subject to each state’s practice law and regulation.
For example, if you are an RN legally designated as a resident of Missouri and hold a Missouri nursing license, effective June 01, 2010 you will need only your Missouri license to practice nursing in any of the other 23 compact states. In addition, nurses in the other states currently participating in the compact will be able to travel to Missouri on assignment without acquiring a Missouri nursing license. This is great news because travel nurses who participate in the compact find it much easier to qualify for a travel nursing job without the expense and complicated task of obtaining a license in each assignment state.
Click here for a list of all states participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) or for more information on the NLC. Also, for questions related to the multistate license or privilege to practice, you can contact the Board of Nursing in your state of residence.
To find out more about your new freedom in travel nursing and what it means to you, call a Travel Nurse across America Recruiting Specialist at (800) 240-2526. Your Recruiting Specialist will help you explore new travel nurse opportunities, make sure your application is current and get started on your next travel nurse assignment.