eNLC UPDATE | KANSAS & LOUISIANA NOW OFFICIAL
It’s official, today, 7/1, 2019, Kansas and Louisiana are the two latest editions to the eNLC. Great news for any travel nurses and healthcare wanderers with a compact license, looking to work in those two states! Quick links to any traveling nurse jobs in those two states here…
- KANSAS JOBS (HERE). Explore national landmarks like Monument Rocks, in Oakley, or soak in culture at the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence.
- LOUISINA JOBS (HERE). Enjoy Beignets at the famous Cafe du Monde in New Orleans between shifts, or walk through the azaleas at Rosedown Gardens in St Francisville.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THE eNLC? eNLC designation simply makes it easier for many nurses to travel and practice in multiple states across the country. The ability to cross state lines to provide care allows nurses to travel across the country and fill open positions in a large numbers of states.
BREAKDOWN OF STATES. Originally developed in 2000, by 2015 the license had grown to include 25 states. To help streamline the process for nurses the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC) was implemented in 2018 and included standards for licensure which the originally compact license was lacking. The main difference between the NLC and the eNLC is a requirement for a fingerprint criminal background check. All but one state (Rhode Island) chose to transition to the new eNLC. There are still 9 states with pending legislation for the enhanced NLC (shown below).
- Kansas (as of today, July 1, 2019)
- Louisiana (as of today, July 1, 2019)
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
STATES LEGISLATION STILL PENDING FOR THE eNLC
- New Jersey
STATES WITHOUT LEGISLATION FOR THE eNLC
- District of Columbia
- New York
- Rhode Island (part of original NLC)
- US Virgin Islands
As always, if any of our travelers have any questions about your license and where it is valid, you can always verify your licenses, anytime, anywhere here on nursys, OR holler at your recruiter and they can help clarify too.