Drive Your Career Forward

Getting your MSL has never been easier, thanks to the NLC, which will allow you to expand care beyond state boundaries and push your career further.

Prepare for Your Multistate License

Is the MSL Right for You?

Benefits of getting your MSL come January 1, 2023:

  • Easily practice in-person or provide tele-nursing services to patients.
  • Quickly cross state borders to provide vital health care services in the event of a disaster or public health emergency.

  • Facilitate online nursing education.

Professional and Personal Development

Watch this webinar to learn more about the next steps and benefits of the NLC.

Single State or Multistate? The Choice is Yours

If you’re an RN or LPN, you can either renew your single state nursing license or convert it to the new multistate license. If you want to convert to an MSL, there are requirements you must meet. Learn more about what’s needed from you before you convert.

Renewal Fees

There will be a one time conversion fee for an MSL in addition to the nursing license renewal fee. Visit this webpage in the future for more specific fee information.

Learn More Benefits

To prepare for your MSL, you must meet the following requirements:

  • If outside Ohio, applicants must meet the Ohio requirements for licensure.
  • Has graduated from a licensing board-approved RN or LPN/LVN prelicensure education program or has graduated from an international education program.
  • Has passed an English proficiency examination, an NCLEX-RN® examination, NCLEX-PN® examination, or predecessor exam.
  • Is eligible for or holds an active, unencumbered license.
  • Has submitted to state and federal, fingerprint-based, criminal background checks.
  • Has not been convicted or found guilty or has entered into an agreed disposition, of a felony or misdemeanor related to the practice of nursing.
  • Is not currently a participant in an alternative program. If in an alternative program, it is required to self-disclose current participation.
  • Has a valid United States Social Security number.
Visit our NLC Toolkit for more resources to help you prepare for January 1, 2023.