Get Prepared for the NLC

Ohio has joined the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which goes into effect on January 1, 2023.

Whether you’re a veteran nurse or a recent graduate, getting your multistate license (MSL) means you can expand your care and drive your career forward. And if you’re an employer, the NLC enables you to quickly hire qualified nurses and grow your staff.

Care Beyond State Boundaries

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The NLC allows a nurse to hold one MSL in their primary state of residence while practicing virtually or over state lines in 37 other compact states across the country. Learn more by watching this informational video.

Employers: What to Know

If you’re an employer, you must register your nursing workforce in and report it to the Ohio Board of Nursing. Also, be sure to talk to your current nurse workforce about the personal and professional benefits of converting to their MSL.

RNs/LPNs: What to Know

As a nurse, you can either renew your single state nursing license or convert it to the new multistate license. If you want to apply for your MSL, there are requirements you must meet.

Visit our NLC toolkit for more resources to help you prepare for January 1, 2023.