What is the nursing license compact?
One of the most confusing topics related to licenses are compact nursing licenses. Under the nursing license compact, nurses can work in other compact states, without having to obtain additional licenses.
So what does this mean actually?
In accordance to the nursing compact, a nurse can be issued a multi-state compact license if they declare a compact state as their primary state of residence. This would allow you to work in other compact license states without getting additional licensure.
What if the nurse lives in a non-compact license state?
If you live in a non-compact state, you can apply for single state license in a compact state.
What if the nurse has a compact license from another state?
The nursing compact requires the nurse to apply for a license in their new state of residence upon moving.
My provider has a missing license but I added her compact license?
Here are some helpful ways to troubleshoot in Passport. Ensure that "compact license" box is checked in the license information. Verify she is licensed in the same state as her address state and that she is working in another compact license state. Any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to help you troubleshoot.