What is the nursing license compact?
One of the most confusing topics related to licenses is 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 with 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 a 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.
How do I know which states are compact?
This link has an interactive map that contains all states that are compact, and those pending a compact status. Map of Current Compact License States
What if a nurse works in multiple states? How can the requirement policy trigger a rule for each state?
Great question! The best way to trigger requirements for a nurse working in multiple states is to assign multiple unit assignments to the provider. This can be done via a file by adding additional unit columns (unit 2, unit 3, etc.) or manually by navigating to the Unit/History tab after a provider is added.
If a unit file is created, keep in mind that you must add all 50 state unit assignments to all facilities. Attached at the bottom of this support article is a unit file template. The Organization ID can be found within the Integration Mappings tab, as well as all the Facility IDs.
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