Welcome to the Magnolia state!

" 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, in 2024 the license had grown to include at least 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.


Mississippi is a compact state. If you are moving to Mississippi 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 Mississippi. General instructions are listed below.

If you live in a state that does not participate in the NURSys system, you must fill out and mail the notarized Verification of Original Licensure form to the licensing agency in your state.

Renewalstake place between the 1st of October to the 31st of December during even numbered years and cost $100 for active licenses. To apply online, click here

Continuing Comptetency

There are no mandatory continuing education requirements for endorsement or renewal. You are responsible for your own continuing competency.

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information

Web Address: www.msbn.ms.gov/

Mississippi Board of Nursing Address:

713 Pear Orchard Road Suite 300 Ridgeland, MS 39157

Main Phone: 601- 957-6300

Main Fax: 601- 957-6301

Deborah Bilbrew, Director of Licensure and Practice


Phone: 601-957-6309

Gloria Perry, Reinstatements


Telephone: (601) 957-6312

Stephanie Martin, Endorsements, LPN & RN Renewals


Telephone: 601- 957-6311


Click herefor frequently asked questions.

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