The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) is Live!

The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) is Live!

As of January 19, 2018, the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) has been implemented, replacing the original Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). It’s essential for healthcare staffing agencies to get a good grasp on what this means for them, their healthcare travelers, and all future assignments.

According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), “Under the eNLC, nurses are able to provide care to patients in other eNLC states, without having to obtain additional licenses. Nurses with an original NLC multistate license will be grandfathered into t eh eNLC. New applicants residing in compact states will need to meet 11 uniform licensure requirements. Those who do not meet the new licensure requirements may still be eligible for a single state license.”

While 24 of the 25 states in the original NLC have successfully transitioned to the eNLC, that’s not all there is to know. Certainly, there are plenty of states that easily transitioned, but some will not be included, some have been added, and others may be waiting to join pending state legislation that makes their path to eNLC possible.

Healthcare staffing agencies should educate themselves on the status of all states in order to help guide their travelers and facilitate hassle-free starts by ensuring that your travelers have all the necessary credentials for the job they’re meant to fill.

Luckily, the NCSBN has some excellent resources, FAQs, and updates available on their website. To learn more and to educate yourself, your team, and your travelers, click here.