Got a Nursing Compact License? Help Fight Covid-19 with a New Travel Job

Last Updated on December 6, 2021

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We’re seeking RPs, LPNs and LVNs with a compact nursing license to work travel nurse assignments across the country.

Are you a nurse with an active nursing compact license looking for ways to fight Covid-19? We have assignments across the United States with hospitals and facilities that could really use your help.

Throughout the country, many smaller cities and communities are struggling to treat patients diagnosed with the Covid-19 coronavirus. Even when they’re not overwhelmed with intensive care patients, some facilities outside of the country’s big cities are still finding themselves short of the healthcare professionals they need during a challenging time.

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As one of the nation’s leading travel nurse staffing and recruitment solutions with offices across the U.S., we’re answering the call from these facilities by recruiting RPs, LPNs and LVNs to help join our team of Covid-19 first responders. By traveling to assignments in other states, you can help struggling communities better meet their urgent patient care needs.

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And if you have a license through the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), you’ll be able to get to work instantly in over half the country. A compact of almost 30 states, the eNLC — or, as it’s often just called, the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), its original name — enables qualified nurses to practice across certain state borders.

Interested in Getting a Nursing Compact License?

Maybe you don’t have a nursing compact license yet, but are interested in getting one? Wondering if you’re qualified? If you live in one of the participating states — and it must be your primary residence, i.e., where you pay taxes — and you already have a license in good standing as an RN, LPN or LVN, you don’t need to submit a separate NLC application. 

According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), the current list of participating state includes Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

A few other states have legislation that would let them join the compact. As of August, 2020, that list included Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Vermont. But take note, this list — and the one above — changes regularly. We recommend checking the official NCSBN website for regular updates.

If you live in one of the states listed here and you’d like to acquire a nursing compact license, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) recommends visiting your state’s nursing regulatory body website. It offers an easy way to do so at this page. Visit the same page for an interactive, regularly updated map of NLC states.

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NLC Travel Nurses, We Need Your Help!

If you have a nursing compact license or are interested in getting one, and you want to help fight Covid-19 on the coronavirus front lines, we can use your help. Facilities across the country are in need of travel nurses to help them maintain patient care during this difficult time, and we’re doing everything we can to help them meet that need. You can apply here, or check out all of our current travel jobs here

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