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 in person or online nursing education.

Professional and Personal Development

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 covert to a new multistate license. If you plan to convert to an MSL, you will need to meet a standard set of requirements. Learn more about what you need to do before you convert.

Renewal Fees

There will be a one time conversion fee when converting to an MSL in addition to the license renewal fee. Check back for additional details on conversion and renewal fees.

Care Beyond Boundaries

Converting to an MSL makes practicing across state borders more cost-effective and convenient. Hear from nurses in Ohio and beyond about why they’re looking forward to Ohio joining the NLC.

Missy, RN from Ohio

Malinda, RN from Texas

MSL Licensing Requirements

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

  • Meet Ohio licensure requirements.
  • Graduate from a Board approved RN or LPN prelicensure program.
  • Pass the NCLEX.
  • Hold an active, unencumbered license.
  • Submit state and federal fingerprint based criminal background check.
  • No convictions or disciplinary action regarding felonies or misdemeanors related to nursing practice.
  • Not currently participating in an alternative program.
  • Self-disclosure of participation in an alternative program.
  • Have a valid US Social Security number.
Visit our NLC Toolkit for more resources to help you prepare for January 1, 2023.