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Nurse Licensure Compact

The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) enables multistate licensure for nurses.

Through the NLC:

Nurses have the ability to
practice across state lines.

State boards of nursing reach
new levels of cooperation and coordination.

The public enjoys access
to safe nursing care…
Physically and/or electronically - through a streamlined process without additional applications or fees! …and are still protected through effective enforcement of licensure laws across state boundaries.

NLC Member States (click state for contact info)


Alabama Board of Nursing

PO Box 303900
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900

Phone: 334.293.5200
Fax: 334.293.5201
Website: www.abn.alabama.gov
Contact Person: N. Genell Lee, JD, MSN, RN, Executive Officer

Alabama Board of Nursing

Mailing address:
P O Box 303900
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900

Physical address:
770 Washington Avenue
RSA Plaza, Ste 250
Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 334.293.5200 or 800.656.5318
Fax: 334.293.5201
Website: www.abn.alabama.gov
Contact Person: N. Genell Lee, JD, MSN, RN, Executive Officer

Alaska Board of Nursing

550 West Seventh Avenue Suite 1500
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3567

Phone: 907.269.8161
Fax: 907.269.8196
Website: http://commerce.alaska.gov/dnn/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofNursing.aspx
Contact Person: Nancy Sanders, PhD, RN, Executive Administrator

Alaska Board of Nursing

550 West Seventh Avenue Suite 1500
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3567

Phone: 907.269.8161
Fax: 907.269.8196
Website: http://commerce.alaska.gov/dnn/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofNursing.aspx
Contact Person: Nancy Sanders, PhD, RN, Executive Administrator

American Samoa Health Services

Regulatory Board
LBJ Tropical Medical Center
Pago Pago, AS 96799

Phone: 684.633.1222
Fax: 684.633.1869
Contact Person: Toaga Atuatasi Seumalo, MS, RN, Executive Secretary

American Samoa Health Services Regulatory Board

LBJ Tropical Medical Center
Pago Pago, AS 96799

Phone: 684.633.1222
Fax: 684.633.1869
Contact Person: Toaga Atuatasi Seumalo, MS, RN, Executive Secretary

Arizona State Board of Nursing

4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014-3655

Phone: 602.771.7800
Fax: 602.771.7888
Website: www.azbn.gov/
Contact Person: Joey Ridenour, MN, RN, FAAN, Executive Director

Arizona State Board of Nursing

4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014-3655

Phone: 602.771.7800
Fax: 602.771.7888
Website: www.azbn.gov
Contact Person: Joey Ridenour, MN, RN, FAAN, Executive Director

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

University Tower Building
1123 S. University, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619

Phone: 501.686.2700
Fax: 501.686.2714
Website: www.arsbn.arkansas.gov
Contact Person: Sue Tedford, MNSc, APN, RN, Executive Director

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

University Tower Building
1123 S. University, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619

Phone: 501.686.2700
Fax: 501.686.2714
Website: http://www.arsbn.arkansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Contact Person: Sue Tedford, MNSc, APN, RN, Executive Director

California Board of Registered Nursing

1747 North Market Boulevard, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: 916.322.3350
Fax: 916.574.8637
Website: www.rn.ca.gov
Contact Person: Louise Bailey, MEd, RN, Executive Officer

California Board of Registered Nursing

1747 North Market Boulevard, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: 916.322.3350
Fax: 916.574.8637
Website: www.rn.ca.gov
Contact Person: Louise Bailey, MEd, RN, Executive Officer

California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833

Phone: 916.263.7800
Fax: 916.263.7859
Website: www.bvnpt.ca.gov
Contact Person: Teresa Bello-Jones, JD, MSN, RN, Executive Officer

Colorado Board of Nursing

Division of Professions and Occupations
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303.894.2430
Fax: 303.894.2430
Website: www.dora.state.co.us/nursing/
Contact Person: Cheryl Hara, Interim Program Director

Colorado Board of Nursing

Division of Professions and Occupations
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303.894.2430
Fax: 303.894.2821
Website: www.dora.state.co.us/nursing/
Contact Person: Georgia Roberts, Esq., Program Director

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing

Dept. of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0328

Phone: 860.509.7624
Fax: 860.509.7553
Website: www.ct.gov/dph/
Contact Person: Jennifer L. Filippone, Chief, Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing

Dept. of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0328

Phone: 860.509.7624 (860.509.7603 - for testing candidates only)
Fax: 860.509.7553
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3143&q=388910
Contact Person: Jennifer L. Filippone, Chief, Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section

Delaware Board of Nursing

861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904

Phone: 302.744.4500
Fax: 302.739.2711
Website: dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/
Contact Person: Pamela Zickafoose, Ed.D, RN, NE-BC, CNE, Executive Director

Delaware Board of Nursing

861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904

Phone: 302.744.4500
Fax: 302.739.2711
Website: http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/
Contact Person: Pamela Zickafoose, Ed.D, RN, CNA-BC, CNE, Executive Director

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Department of Health
Health Professional Licensing Administration
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: 877.672.2174
Fax: 202.727.8471
Website: doh.dc.gov/
Contact Person: Karen Scipio-Skinner MSN, RN, Executive Director

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Department of Health
Health Professional Licensing Administration
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: 877.672.2174
Fax: 202.727.8471
Website: http://doh.dc.gov/node/149382
Contact Person: Karen Scipio-Skinner MSN, RN, Executive Director

Florida Board of Nursing

Mailing Address:
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252

Physical Address:
4042 Bald Cypress Way
Room 120
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Phone: 850.245.4125
Fax: 850.245.4172
Website: http://www.floridasnursing.gov/
Contact Person: Joe Baker, Jr. Executive Director

Florida Board of Nursing

4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252

Phone: 850.245.4125
Fax: 850.245.4172
Website: www.floridasnursing.gov/
Contact Person: Joe Baker, Jr. Executive Director

Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858

Phone: 478.207.2440
Fax: 877.371.5712
Website: http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/lpn/
Contact Person: Jim Cleghorn, Executive Director

Georgia Board of Nursing

237 Coliseum Drive,
Macon, GA 31217-3858

Phone: 478.207.2440
Fax: 877.371.5712
Website: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/45
Contact Person: Jim Cleghorn, Executive Director

Georgia Board of Nursing

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858

Phone: 478.207.2440
Fax: 877.371.5712
Website: http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/
Contact Person: Jim Cleghorn, Executive Director

Guam Board of Nurse Examiners

#123 Chalan Kareta
Mangilao, Guam 96913-6304

Phone: 671.735.7407
Fax: 671.735.7413
Website: http://www.dphss.guam.gov/content/guam-board-nurse-examiners
Contact Person: Marlene Carbullido, RN, Executive Officer

Guam Board of Nurse Examiners

#123 Chalan Kareta
Mangilao, Guam 96913-6304

Phone: 671.735.7407
Fax: 671.735.7413
Website: www.dphss.guam.gov/content/guam-board-nurse-examiners
Contact Person: Marlene Carbullido, RN, Executive Officer

Hawaii Board of Nursing

PVLD/DCCA
Attn: Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Phone: 808.586.3000
Fax: 808.586.2689
Website: hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/nursing
Contact Person: Lee Ann Teshima, Executive Officer

Hawaii Board of Nursing

Mailing Address:
PVLD/DCCA
Attn: Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI  96801

Physical Address:
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, 3rd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808.586.3000
Fax: 808.586.2689
Website: www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/nursing
Contact Person: Lee Ann Teshima, Executive Officer

Idaho Board of Nursing

280 N. 8th Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720

Phone: 208.334.3110
Fax: 208.334.3262
Website: http://ibn.idaho.gov/IBNPortal/
Contact Person: Sandra Evans, MAEd, RN, Executive Director

Idaho Board of Nursing

280 N. 8th Street, Suite 210
Boise, ID 83720

Phone: 208.334.3110
Fax: 208.334.3262
Website: www.ibn.idaho.gov/
Contact Person: Sandra Evans, MAEd, RN, Executive Director

Illinois Board of Nursing

James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street
Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312.814.2715
Fax: 312.814.3145
Website: www.idfpr.com/PROFS/Info/nursing.asp
Contact Person: Michele Bromberg, MSN, APN, Nursing Coordinator

Illinois Board of Nursing

James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street
Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601 

Phone: 312.814.2715
Fax: 312.814.3145
Website: http://www.idfpr.com/PROFS/Info/nursing.asp
Contact Person: Michele Bromberg, MSN, APN, BC, Nursing Act Coordinator

Indiana State Board of Nursing

Professional Licensing Agency
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317.234.2043
Fax: 317.233.4236
Website: www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm
Contact Person: Elizabeth Kiefner Crawford, Director

Indiana State Board of Nursing

Professional Licensing Agency
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204  

Phone: 317.234.2043
Fax: 317.233.4236
Website: http://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm
Contact Person: Elizabeth Kiefner Crawford, Director

Iowa Board of Nursing

RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street
Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685

Phone: 515.281.3255
Fax: 515.281.4825
Website: nursing.iowa.gov
Contact Person: Kathleen Weinberg, RN, MSN, Executive Director

Iowa Board of Nursing

RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street
Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685  

Phone: 515.281.3255
Fax: 515.281.4825
Website: http://nursing.iowa.gov
Contact Person: Kathleen Weinberg, RN, MSN, Interim Executive Director

Kansas State Board of Nursing

Landon State Office Building
900 S.W. Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612 

Phone: 785.296.4929
Fax: 785.296.3929
Website: www.ksbn.org
Contact Person: Mary Blubaugh, MSN, RN, Executive Administrator

Kansas State Board of Nursing

Landon State Office Building
900 S.W. Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: 785.296.4929
Fax: 785.296.3929
Website: www.ksbn.org
Contact Person: Mary Blubaugh, MSN, RN, Executive Administrator

Kentucky Board of Nursing

312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222

Phone: 502.429.3300
Fax: 502.429.3311
Website: www.kbn.ky.gov
Contact Person: Paula Schenk, Executive Director

Kentucky Board of Nursing

312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222

Phone: 502.429.3300
Fax: 502.429.3311
Website: www.kbn.ky.gov
Contact Person: Paula Schenk, MPH, RN, Executive Director

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810

Phone: 225.755.7500
Fax: 225.755.7584
Website: www.lsbn.state.la.us
Contact Person: Karen C. Lyon, PhD, RN, ACNS, NEA, Executive Director

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810

Phone: 225.755.7500
Fax: 225.755.7585
Website: www.lsbn.state.la.us
Contact Person: Barbara Morvant, MN, RN, Executive Director

Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners

3421 N. Causeway Boulevard, Suite 505
Metairie, LA 70002

Phone: 504.838.5791
Fax: 504.838.5279
Website: www.lsbpne.com/
Contact Person: Lynn Ansardi, RN, Executive Director

Maine State Board of Nursing

158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: 207.287.1133
Fax: 207.287.1149
Website: www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/
Contact Person: Myra Broadway, JD, MS, RN, Executive Director

Maine State Board of Nursing

Regular mailing address:
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Street address (for FedEx & UPS):
161 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: 207.287.1133
Fax: 207.287.1149
Website: www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/
Contact Person: Myra Broadway, JD, MS, RN, Executive Director

Maryland Board of Nursing

4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215  

Phone: 410.585.1900
Fax: 410.358.3530
Website: http://www.mbon.org/main.php
Contact Person: Patricia Ann Noble, MSN, RN Executive Director

Maryland Board of Nursing

4140 Patterson Avenu
Baltimore, MD 21215  

Phone: 410.585.1900
Fax: 410.358.3530
Website: www.mbon.org/main.php
Contact Person: Patricia Ann Noble, MSN, RN Executive Director

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617.973.0900
Fax: 617.973.0984
Website: www.mass.gov/eohhs
Contact Person: Rula Faris Harb, MS, RN, Executive Director

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02114  

Phone: 617.973.0900 / 800.414.0168
Fax: 617.973.0984
Website: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/dhpl/nursing/
Contact Person: Rula Faris Harb, MS, RN, Executive Director

Michigan Board of Nursing

Bureau of Health Care Services
611 W. Ottawa St; PO Box
30670 Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517.335.0918
Fax: 517.241.1431
Website: http://www.michigan.gov
Contact Person: Norene Lind, Board Manager

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Bureau of Health Care Services
611 W. Ottawa St; PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517.335.0918
Fax: 517.241.1431
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_28150_27529_27542---,00.html
Contact Person: Norene Lind, Board Manager

Minnesota Board of Nursing

2829 University Avenue SE
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone: 612.617.2270
Fax: 612.617.2190
Website: www.nursingboard.state.mn.us
Contact Person: Shirley Brekken, MS, RN, Executive Director

Minnesota Board of Nursing

2829 University Avenue SE
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone: 612.317.3000
Fax: 612.617.2190
Website: www.nursingboard.state.mn.us
Contact Person: Shirley Brekken, MS, RN, Executive Director

Mississippi Board of Nursing

713 Pear Orchard Road
3rd Floor
Ridgeland, MS  39157

Phone: 601.957.6300
Fax: 601.957.6301
Website: http://www.msbn.ms.gov/Pages/Home.aspx
Contact Person: Melinda E. Rush, DSN, FNP, Executive Director

Mississippi Board of Nursing

713 Pear Orchard Road
3rd Floor
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Phone: 601.957.6300
Fax: 601.957.6301
Website: www.msbn.ms.gov/Pages/Home.aspx
Contact Person: Lynn Langley, DNP, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, CPHQ, Interim Executive Director

Missouri State Board of Nursing

3605 Missouri Blvd.
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656

Phone: 573.751.0681
Fax: 573.751.0075
Website: www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp
Contact Person: Lori Scheidt, MBA-HCM, Executive Director

Missouri State Board of Nursing

3605 Missouri Blvd.
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656  

Phone: 573.751.0681
Fax: 573.751.0075
Website: http://www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp
Contact Person: Lori Scheidt, MBA-HCM, Executive Director

Montana State Board of Nursing

301 South Park
Suite 401
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513  

Phone: 406.841.2340
Fax: 406.841.2305
Website: http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/board_page.asp
Contact Person: Cynthia Gustafson, PhD, RN, Executive Director

Montana State Board of Nursing

301 South Park
Suite 401
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513

Phone: 406.841.2340
Fax: 406.841.2340
Website: www.bsd.dli.mt.gov/license
Contact Person: Cynthia Gustafson, PhD, RN, Executive Director

Nebraska Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Board

Office of Nursing and Nursing Support
DHHS, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit 
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986

Phone: 402.471.6443
Fax: 402.471.1066
Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_nursing_nursingindex.aspx
Contact Person: Karen Bowen, MS, RN, Executive Director

Nebraska APRN Board

Office of Nursing and Nursing Support
DHHS, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986

Phone: 402.471.6443
Fax: 402.471.1066
Website: www.dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth
Contact Person: Karen Bowen, MS, RN, Executive Director

Nebraska Board of Nursing

Office of Nursing and Nursing Support
DHHS, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986

Phone: 402.471.4376
Fax: 402.471.1066
Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_nursing_nursingindex.aspx
Contact Person: Karen Bowen, MS, RN, Executive Director

Nevada State Board of Nursing

5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502

Phone: 775.687.7700
Fax: 775.687.7707
Website: http://nevadanursingboard.org/
Contact Person: Debra Scott, MSN, RN, FRE, Executive Director

Nevada State Board of Nursing

5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502

Phone: 775.687.7700
Fax: 775.687.7707
Website: www.nevadanursingboard.org/
Contact Person: Debra Scott, MSN, RN, FRE, Executive Director

New Hampshire Board of Nursing

21 South Fruit Street
Suite 16
Concord, NH 03301-2341

Phone: 603.271.2323
Fax: 603.271.6605
Website: www.state.nh.us/nursing
Contact Person: Denise Nies, MS, RN, Executive Director

New Hampshire Board of Nursing

121 S. Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603.271.2323
Fax: 603.271.6605
Website: www.state.nh.us/nursing
Contact Person: Denise Nies, MSN, RN, BC, Executive Director

New Jersey Board of Nursing

P.O. Box 45010
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101  

Phone: 973.504.6430
Fax: 973.648.3481
Website: www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/nursing.htm
Contact Person: George Hebert, MA, RN, Executive Director

New Jersey Board of Nursing

P.O. Box 45010
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101

Phone: 973.504.6430
Fax: 973.648.3481
Website: www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/nursing.htm
Contact Person: George Hebert, MA, RN, Executive Director

New Mexico Board of Nursing

6301 Indian School Road, NE
Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: 505.841.8340
Fax: 505.841.8347
Website: www.bon.state.nm.us
Contact Person: Nancy Darbro, PhD, APRN, CNS, Executive Director

New Mexico Board of Nursing

6301 Indian School Road, NE
Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM 87110  

Phone: 505.841.8340
Fax: 505.841.8347
Website: www.bon.state.nm.us
Contact Person: Nancy Darbro, PhD, APRN, CNS, LPCC, LADAC, Executive Director

New York State Board of Nursing

Education Bldg.
89 Washington Avenue
2nd Floor West Wing
Albany, NY 12234 

Phone: 518.474.3817, Ext. 120
Fax: 518.474.3706
Website: www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/
Contact Person: Suzanne Sullivan, JD, RN, Executive Secretary

New York State Board of Nursing

Education Bldg.
89 Washington Avenue
2nd Floor West Wing
Albany, NY 12234

Phone: 518.474.3817, Ext. 120
Fax: 518.474.3706
Website: www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse
Contact Person: Suzanne Sullivan, JD, RN, Executive Secretary

North Carolina Board of Nursing

4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: 919.782.3211
Fax: 919.781.9461
Website: www.ncbon.com
Contact Person: Julia L. George, MSN, RN, FRE, Executive Director

North Carolina Board of Nursing

4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607 

Phone: 919.782.3211
Fax: 919.781.9461
Website: www.ncbon.com
Contact Person: Julia L. George, MSN, RN, FRE, Executive Director

North Dakota Board of Nursing

919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504

Phone: 701.328.9777
Fax: 701.328.9785
Website: https://www.ndbon.org
Contact Person: Constance Kalanek, PhD, RN, FRE, Executive Director

North Dakota Board of Nursing

919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504

Phone: 701.328.9777
Fax: 701.328.9785
Website: www.ndbon.org
Contact Person: Constance Kalanek, PhD, RN, FRE, Executive Director

Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Board of Nurse Examiners

Regular Mailing Address
P.O. Box 501458
Saipan, MP 96950  

Street Address (for FedEx and UPS)
Commonwealth Health Center,
New Administration Bldg.
Navy Hill
Saipan, MP 96950

Phone: (670) 233-2263
Fax: 670.664.4813
Website: www.nmicbne.com
Contact Person: Aurelia G. Long, RNC, FNP, Board Chairperson

Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Board of Nurse Examiners

Regular Mailing Address
P.O. Box 501458
Saipan, MP 96950
Street Address (for FedEx and UPS) Commonwealth Health Center,
New Administration Bldg.
Navy Hill
Saipan, MP 96950

Phone: 670. 233.2263
Fax: 670.664.4813
Website: www.nmicbne.com
Contact Person: Aurelia G. Long, RNC, FNP, Board Chairperson

Ohio Board of Nursing

17 South High Street, Suite 400 Columbus, OH 43215-3413

Phone: 614.466.6940
Fax: 614.466.0388
Website: www.nursing.ohio.gov
Contact Person: Betsy J. Houchen, JD, MS, RN, Executive Director

Ohio Board of Nursing

17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-3413

Phone: 614.466.6940
Fax: 614.466.0388
Website: www.nursing.ohio.gov
Contact Person: Betsy J. Houchen, JD, MS, RN, Executive Director

Oklahoma Board of Nursing

2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Phone: 405.962.1800
Fax: 405.962.1821
Website: www.ok.gov/nursing
Contact Person: Kimberly Glazier, M.Ed., RN, Executive Director

Oklahoma Board of Nursing

2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106  

Phone: 405.962.1800
Fax: 405.962.1821
Website: www.ok.gov/nursing/
Contact Person: Kimberly Glazier, M.Ed., RN, Executive Director

Oregon State Board of Nursing

17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97224

Phone: 971.673.0685
Fax: 971.673.0684
Website: www.osbn.state.or.us
Contact Person: Margaret H. Semple, JD, BA, Interim Executive Director

Oregon State Board of Nursing

17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97224

Phone: 971.673.0685
Fax: 971.673.0684
Website: www.osbn.state.or.us
Contact Person: Ruby Jason, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Director

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Phone: 717.783.7142
Fax: 717.783.0822
Website: www.portal.state.pa.us/portal
Contact Person: Laurette D. Keiser, MSN, RN, Executive Secretary/Section Chief

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649  

Phone: 717.783.7142
Fax: 717.783.0822
Website: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_board_of_nursing/12515
Contact Person: Laurette D. Keiser, MSN, RN, Executive Secretary/Section Chief

Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education

105 Cannon Building
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908  

Phone: 401.222.5700
Fax: 401.222.3352
Website: http://www.health.ri.gov/for/nurses/index.php
Contact Person: Vacant

Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education

105 Cannon Building
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

Phone: 401.222.5700
Fax: 401.222.3352
Website: www.health.ri.gov/for/nurses/index.php
Contact Person: Twila McInnis, RN, MS, MPA, Director of the Board

South Carolina Board of Nursing

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 12367
Columbia, SC 29211

Physical Address:
Synergy Business Park, Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: 803.896.4550
Fax: 803.896.4515
Website: www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing
Contact Person: Nancy Murphy MS, RN, BC, CPM, Administrator

South Carolina State Board of Nursing

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 12367
Columbia, SC 29211

Physical Address:
Synergy Business Park, Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: 803.896.4550
Fax: 803.896.4515
Website: www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing/
Contact Person: Nancy Murphy MS, RN, BC, CPM, Administrator

South Dakota Board of Nursing

4305 South Louise Ave., Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115

Phone: 605.362.2760
Fax: 605.362.2768
Website: doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/
Contact Person: Gloria Damgaard, MS, RN, FRE, Executive Secretary

South Dakota Board of Nursing

4305 South Louise Ave., Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115  

Phone: 605.362.2760
Fax: 605.362.2768
Website: http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/
Contact Person: Gloria Damgaard, MS, RN, FRE, Executive Secretary

Tennessee State Board of Nursing

665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615.532.5166
Fax: 615.741.7899
Website: health.state.tn.us/Boards/Nursing/index.htm
Contact Person: Elizabeth Lund, MSN, RN, Executive Director

Tennessee State Board of Nursing

227 French Landing, Suite 300
Heritage Place MetroCenter
Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615.532.5166
Fax: 615.741.7899
Website: http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/Nursing/index.htm
Contact Person: Elizabeth Lund, MSN, RN, Executive Director

Texas Board of Nursing

333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701  

Phone: 512.305.7400
Fax: 512.305.7401
Website: www.bon.state.tx.us
Contact Person: Katherine Thomas, MN, RN, FAAN, Executive Director

Texas Board of Nursing

333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512.305.7400
Fax: 512.305.7401
Website: bon.state.tx.us
Contact Person: Katherine Thomas, MN, RN, FAAN, Executive Director

Utah State Board of Nursing

Heber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 

Phone: 801.530.6628
Fax: 801.530.6511
Website: www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html
Contact Person: Debra F. Hobbins, DNP, APRN, LSAC, CARN-AP, Bureau Manager

Utah State Board of Nursing

Heber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801.530.6628
Fax: 801.530.6511
Website: www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html
Contact Person: Debra F. Hobbins, DNP, APRN, LSAC, CARN-AP, Bureau Manager

Vermont State Board of Nursing

Office of Professional Regulation
National Life Building  North F1.2
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-3402

Phone: 802.828.2396
Fax: 802.828.2484
Website: www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses/
Contact Person: Linda Davidson, APRN, Executive Director

Vermont State Board of Nursing

Office of Professional Regulation
Board of Nursing
89 Main Street, Floor 3
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-3402

Phone: 802.828.2396
Fax: 802.828.2484
Website: www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses/
Contact Person: Linda Davidson, APRN, Executive Director

Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 304247, Veterans Drive Station
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00803  

Physical Address (For FedEx and UPS)
Virgin Island Board of Nurse Licensure
#3 Kongens Gade  (Government Hill)
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802

Phone: 340.776.7397
Fax: 340.777.4003
Website: http://virgin-islands.boards.travelnurse.tel/
Contact Person: Delphine Olivacce, MSN, RN, Executive Director

Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure

P.O. Box 304247, Veterans Drive Station
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00803

Phone: 340.776.7397
Fax: 340.777.4003
Website: http://www.thevibnl.org/
Contact Person: Vacant, Executive Director

Virginia Board of Nursing

Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233

Phone: (804) 367-4515
Fax: (804) 527-4455
Website: www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing
Contact Person: Jay Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, Executive Director

Virginia Board of Nursing

Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233

Phone: 804.367.4515
Fax: 804.527.4455
Website: www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing
Contact Person: Jay Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, Executive Director

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Department of Health
Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
P.O. Box 47864
Olympia, WA 98504-7864

Phone: 360.236.4700
Fax: 360.236.4738
Website: www.doh.wa.gov
Contact Person: Paula Meyer, MSN, RN, Executive Director

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Department of Health
Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
P.O. Box 47864
Olympia, WA 98504-7864  

email: nursing@doh.wa.gov  

Phone: 360.236.4700
Fax: 360.236.4738
Website: http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission.aspx
Contact Person: Paula Meyer, MSN, RN, Executive Director

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311

Phone: 304.558.3596
Fax: 304.558.3666
Website: www.wvrnboard.com
Contact Person: Laura Rhodes, MSN, RN, Executive Director

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311  

Phone: 304.558.3596
Fax: 304.558.3666
Website: www.wvrnboard.com
Contact Person: Laura Rhodes, MSN, RN, Executive Director

West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses

101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311 

Phone: 304.558.3572
Fax: 304.558.4367
Website: www.lpnboard.state.wv.us
Contact Person: Lanette Anderson, JD, MSN, RN, Executive Director

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing

Physical Address:
1400 E. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703  

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935

Phone: 608.266.2112
Fax: 608.261.7083
Website: http://dsps.wi.gov/Default.aspx?Page=582ce3ce-0028-404c-9373-14bfd6cf17c8
Contact Person: Dan Williams, Bureau Director – Division of Board Services

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935

Phone: 608.266.2112
Fax: 608.261.7083
Website: dsps.wi.gov/Default.aspx
Contact Person: Dan Williams, Bureau Director – Division of Board Services

Wyoming State Board of Nursing

130 Hobbs Avenue
Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: 307.777.7601
Fax: 307.777.3519
Website: nursing.state.wy.us
Contact Person: Cynthia LaBonde, MN, RN, Executive Director

Wyoming State Board of Nursing

130 Hobbs Avenue
Suite B 
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: 307.777.7601
Fax: 307.777.3519
Website: http://nursing.state.wy.us
Contact Person: Cynthia LaBonde, MN, RN, Executive Director

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NLC Administration Site

NLC Terminology

Party state:
Any state that has adopted this compact.

Home state:
The nurse's primary state of residence.

Remote state:
Any party state other than the home state.

Example Scenario

Mary is a licensed RN who has primary residence in Colorado. However, she lives near the four corners (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado). Since all of these states are participants, through the compact Mary can drive across these borders to practice, or practice electronically, without additional applications or fees.

Mary decides later to move and change her primary residence to New Mexico. She now has a 30-day grace period to practice on the same license. By the end of the 30 days, Mary will need to have received her new multistate license. Mary would be wise to apply in advance of the move.

One license – 24 states and counting…

In 2000, NCBSN launched a new initiative to expand the mobility of nurses as part of our nation's health care delivery system. The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows nurses to have one multistate license, with the ability to practice in both their home state and other party states. See current list of states with implementation dates.

Eligible Nurses

You can obtain a compact (multistate) license if you…

  1. Legally reside in a NLC state. See map above.
  2. Hold an active RN or LPN/VN nursing license in good standing. Note: APRN's are not included in this compact.
  3. Declare a NLC state as your primary state of residency. *
  4. Meet the licensure requirements in your home state. When working in a remote state, you will also be held accountable to the nurse practice act of the state where the patient is located or where practice occurs.

*Licensure renewal cycles vary state to state. Nurses are required to promptly declare a new state of residency and not wait for their license to lapse or expire in the prior home state. State of residency changes when obtaining a new driver's license in another state or when changing the state in which registering to vote or filing federal taxes.

Nurse Licensure Compact Fact Sheet.

Examples of Moving to Different States

From noncompact to compact:

You must apply for licensure by endorsement in the new state of residency. Your individual state license issued by the noncompact state is not affected and will remain active if you maintain licensure and if so provided by the laws of the nonparty state.

From compact to noncompact:

You must apply for licensure by endorsement in the new state of residency. Your compact license is changed to a single-state license valid only in that state. You must notify the board of nursing that you have moved out of state.

From one compact state to another:

You can practice on the former residency license for up to 30 days. You will be required to:

  • Apply for licensure by endorsement (It is recommended that nurses apply 1-2 months in advance of a move.)
  • Pay any applicable fees
  • Complete a declaration of primary state of residency in the new home state

You will be issued a new multistate license and the former is inactivated. You must notify the board of nursing in the former residency state that you have moved out of state. Proof of residency may be required.

International Nurses

If you are on a visa from another country applying for licensure in a party state you may declare either the country of origin or the party state as the primary state of residency. If the foreign country is declared the primary state of residency, a single-state license will be issued by the party state.

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