Uniform Licensure RequirementsYou must meet all of these to be elligible for a multi-state license.
Uniform Licensure Requirements for a Multistate License
An applicant for licensure in a state that is part of the NLC will need to meet the following uniform licensure requirements:
1. Meets the requirements for licensure in the home state (state of residency);
2. A. Has graduated from a board-approved education program; or B. Has graduated from an international education program (approved by the authorized accrediting body in the applicable country and verified by an independent credentials review agency);
3. Has passed an English proficiency examination (applies to graduates of an international education program not taught in English or if English is not the individual’s native language);
4. Has passed an NCLEX-RN® or NCLEX-PN® Examination or predecessor exam;
5. Is eligible for or holds an active, unencumbered license (i.e., without active discipline);
6. Has submitted to state and federal fingerprint-based criminal background checks;
7. Has no state or federal felony convictions;
8. Has no misdemeanor convictions related to the practice of nursing (determined on a case-by-case basis);
9. Is not currently a participant in an alternative program;
10. Is required to self-disclose current participation in an alternative program; and
11. Has a valid United States Social Security number.