Recently, there has been an influx in travelers that cannot prove residency in issuing compact license states. Identifying license discrepancies early on can help both you and your travelers save time and money by avoiding issues during the credentialing process.
Please take a moment to review the below criteria and let us know if you have any questions.
In order to work off a Compact License, travelers must provide proof of permanent residency in the issuing state. To prove residency, we will accept one of the following documents:
* Valid State ID
* Voter Registration
* Tax Return Filing
* We always require proof of residency for compact licenses, regardless of facility-specific requirements
Only nurses who declare a compact state as their primary state of residence are eligible for a multistate license. As long as a traveler's home state is a compact state, and is declared as their primary state of residency and they remain in good standing, they may practice in other compact states.
* Please note: If your traveler is moving from 1 compact state to another, upon permanently relocating to another compact state, they must apply for licensure by endorsement and complete the Declaration of Primary State of Residence for the new home state, which can be found on the BON's website. If you or your traveler are unsure if a license is single state or multistate, use Quick Confirm at www.nursys.com<http://www.nursys.com> at no cost.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns, or visit ncsbn.org for more information.