Should a travel RN consider a Nurse Licensure Compact?

Omaha, NE, (March 29, 2012) – A travel nurse seeking to work in multiple regions during her career may wish to consider practicing in states included under the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), explains Aureus Medical Group, a national leader in healthcare staffing.  

The compact allows registered nurses and licensed practical/vocational nurses to have licenses in their home states and practice in other states included under the agreement without having to obtain additional licenses, according to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

A nurse must legally reside in an NLC state to be eligible for a multi-state license. A travel RN must of course meet the license requirements in her home state. However, while on assignment in another state she will be subject to the Nurse Practice Act of that State.

Claiming an NLC state as her primary residence is a benefit to a travel nurse. It allows her to practice in another state that is party to the compact without having to complete any new applications or pay additional fees – making the onboarding process faster and easier.

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Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.  With more than 25 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire.  Aureus Medical is the largest division of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 40 years.