Nurse Licensure Guidance
Need guidance on applying for a nursing license in the U.S. as a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical/vocational nurse (LPN/VN)? Use this tool for state-specific details, based on where you will be living and where you want to practice.
Your state of residence is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). As a resident of a compact state you may be eligible for a multistate license. A multistate license issued by your home state is valid in all compact states. To practice in noncompact states, you must apply for a single-state license with the appropriate board of nursing.
To practice in your selected state(s)
You will need a license in the below states. Select each state for licensure guidance.
Licensure Requirement Details
Obtaining licensure in the state(s) listed above authorizes you to practice in the following states as long as you qualify for a multistate license. See the uniform licensure requirements for a multistate license.
Obtaining licensure in the state(s) listed above authorizes you to practice in the following states.