Welcome to the Mountain 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, 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.
Completed application with signed and notarized affidavit
Application Fee $100
Temporary permit $25 (Good for 180 days)
2x2 passport style photograph (sign the front, bottom portion of the photo)
West Virginia Board of Examiners
for Registered Professional Nurses
101 Dee Drive, Suite 102 Charleston, WV 25311-1620
Phone: (304) 558-3596
Fax: (304) 558-3666
Web Address: www.wvrnboard.com