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Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators Elects 2024 Executive Committee

Posted 10/03/2023
The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators, the governing body of the Nurse Licensure Compact, announces new members of its Executive Committee, elected Oct. 1, 2023 to two-year terms.
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CHICAGO – The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA), the governing body of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), announces new members of its , elected Oct. 1, 2023 to two-year terms:

Chair
Pam Zickafoose, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNE, FRE, executive director, Delaware Board of Nursing
Term expires: Sept.30, 2025 (re-elected)

Member-at-Large
Jenny Barnhouse, DNP, RN, executive director, Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Term expires: Sept. 30, 2025 (re-elected)

Member-at-Large
Linda Young, MS, RN, FRE, executive director, South Dakota Board of Nursing
Term expires: Sept. 30, 2025 (re-elected)

The remaining members of the Executive Committee include:

Vice Chair 
Missy Poortenga, MHA, RN, executive director, Montana Board of Nursing 
Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024

Treasurer
Joe Baker, Jr., executive director, Florida Board of Nursing 
Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024

Member-at-Large
Carol Moody, MAS, RN, NEA-BC, board executive, South Carolina Board of Nursing
Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024

Member-at-Large 
Sherry Richardson, MSN, RN, executive director, Tennessee Board of Nursing
Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024

About the ICNLCA
The ICNLCA facilitates cross border nursing practice through the implementation of the nationally recognized, multistate license, the NLC. The ICNLCA enhances nurse mobility and public protection through maintaining uniform licensure standards among party state boards of nursing; promoting cooperation and collaboration between party states, facilitating the exchange of data and information between party states; and educating stakeholders. The ICNLCA is a quasi-governmental and joint public agency of the party states created and established on July 20, 2017. The Executive Committee is the seven-member elected leadership of the ICNLCA.

About the NLC
The NLC allows for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) to have one multistate license, with the ability to practice in person or via telehealth in both their home state and other NLC states. Thirty-eight jurisdictions are presently members of the NLC. Licensing standards are aligned in NLC states, so all nurses applying for a multistate license are required to meet the same standards, which include a federal and state criminal background check that will be conducted for all applicants for multistate licensure.

The NLC also enables nurses to provide telehealth nursing services to patients located across the country without having to obtain additional licenses. In the event of a disaster, nurses from multiple states can easily respond to supply vital services. Additionally, almost every nurse, including primary care nurses, case managers, transport nurses, school and hospice nurses, among many others, needs to routinely cross state boundaries to provide the public with access to nursing services, and a multistate license facilitates this process.

For more information, contact nursecompact@ncsbn.org or visit www.nlc.gov.