Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Implementation
The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) increases access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level.
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 the 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.
The Road from the NLC to the eNLC
Note: The official implementation date will be announced once the Interstate Commission meets. Please check back for updates on the start date.
In 2014 the BON executive officers convened a summit to update and enhance the NLC. The newly enhanced compact or eNLC was approved by the BONs on May 4, 2015, as a licensure model of the future. It replaces the original NLC and adds extra protections. The original NLC states are currently enacting state legislation enabling them to transition into the eNLC. New states, not previously members of the original NLC, are also enacting state legislation to become members of the eNLC.
Is your state moving forward with the eNLC?
Detailed information about your state's eNLC implementation, including your state's nurse licensure application, is available by clicking your state in the drop down menu below:
- American Samoa
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Virgin Islands
- West Virginia
Contact us with any comments or questions concerning the eNLC.