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" The Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) is an agreement between states that allows nurses to have one license but the ability to practice in other states that are part of the agreement.
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.
Each state needs a competent medical workforce to meet the needs of it’s citizens. However, the requirements for some health care professions are not the same in each state. That is why it is important to find out what is required of you as a future or current registered nurse before moving across state lines. Contact information is located at the bottom of this page.
You must provide verification of licensure through NURSys - Link or if your state is not a participant of NURSys you must fill out a Verification of Original Licensure form - Link . Contact your state of licensure for applicable fees.
Maryland is a compact state. If you are moving to Maryland or claiming it as your primary state of residence, you will need to apply for application by endorsement in order to use your license in Maryland. General instructions are listed below.
US Social Security number or a Federal Tax ID number
$100 dollar application fee (add $40 for temporary license)
Complete online application
Criminal history check ($57.25)
Criminal History Record Check FAQs link
For fingerprint card, please contact this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Renewals can be completed online for $146 and take place every two years.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center or one of it’s local offices must approve, present, or accept any continuing education credit. You will not have to submit proof of continuing education at the time of renewal; but, you should keep any documentation for four years in the case of an audit. You must complete ten contact hours of continuing education in the two years preceding renewal. Click herefor more information.
Maryland does not have any continuing education requirements. An approved refresher course may be needed if you do not have the required amount of hours for endorsement. Link for approved refresher courses
Web address: https://mbon.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx
For questions about licensure by endorsement please contact this Email address email@example.com.
4140 Patterson Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410.585.1900 or 888.202.9861
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