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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.
Colorado is a compact state. If you are moving to Colorado 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 Colorado. General instructions are listed below.
General guidelines for endorsement are listed below.
Effective as of August 1, 2016 the Board will no longer accept paper applications. All applications must be submitted electronically via the EMBON website.
Criminal background check required ($44)
Passing NCLEX results
Proof of graduation from an approved nursing program
Verification of Licensure form, verification through www.nursys.com or paper verification
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday excluding Holidays
6301 Indian School Road NE, Suite 710 Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone number: 505.841.8340
Fax number: 505.841.8347