The NLC in 2020 January 10, 2020

The NLC in 2020

It is 2020 finally and that means new adventures, new experiences and new places to take on!

We’ve talked about it before. Most healthcare providers introduced to the idea of travel nursing are enticed by the lifestyle and freedom available to travelers but getting several different licenses for each state can be expensive and daunting.

Luckily, the Nurse Licensure Compact States are here to make your life easier. And every passing year, new adventures become available.

With the new year, more states have decided to give you more possibilities for your travel nurse life. As of January 1, 2020, Alabama has officially joined the ranks of NLC states. Filled with good southern hospitality and good food, this state has become easier to access. And for those with an Alabama license, just take a moment to change your license over and a whole new travel opportunity becomes available to you! Indiana is still awaiting implementation for the NLC. However, New Jersey has added themselves to the implementation process. More of the northern east coast has started to open up new opportunities. Michigan, Pennsylvania, Guam and Massachusetts are all officially pending legislation. 2020 is a big year for the NLC and hopefully we can open more doors to new adventures.

Eligibility for an NLC License:

That all sounds amazing and good, but how do you become eligible for an NLC license? There are a few requirements that must be met in order to apply for the multi-state license.

  • You must live/reside in an NLC State claiming it as your primary state of residence.
  • You must be actively licensed as an RN, LPN, or LVN.
  • You must meet the license requirements for the state of primary residence. When practicing in other states though, you will be held to those standards where the patient is located.

Licensure Reimbursement:

Maybe you live in a non NLC state and wish to work in an NLC state. It can be a bit expensive but definitely worth while. Once you have one license for an NLC state, you are good to work in the other affiliated states. Here at Skillgigs, we have a licensure reimbursement program. Where if you are signed up with us and wish to go on an assignment in a state you don’t have a license for, we’ve got you covered! Interested in Hawaii? No problem. Want to get into the NLC states? We’re there for you with the Skillgigs Licensure Reimbursement Program. 

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