Nurse Licensure Compact

Current Nurse Licensure Compact

Maryland was the first state to join the National Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) in 1999.  Nurses with a multistate license can practice in any of the twenty-five NLC participating states.  The links below provide educational and reference material to foster a greater understanding of the NLC for nursing students, licensed nurses, employers, and the citizens of the State.

Click here to connect to the NCSBN Nurse Licensure Compact website.

​Nurse Licensure Compact New Residency Rule​

Fireside chat: Legislative Update April 23, 2024 

The NLC: What Nurse Employers Need to Know May 16, 2024​

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC)

Maryland will operate under the new eNLC effective January 19, 2018. 

eNLC Final Rules adopted December 12, 2017

updated 04/19/2024​

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Help Stop Fraud in State Government

The Maryland General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Audits operates a toll-free fraud hotline to receive allegations of fraud and/or abuse of State government resources. Information reported to the hotline in the past has helped to eliminate certain fraudulent activities and protect State resources.

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