Improve communication regarding operations, administration and the costs associated with joining and maintaining the NLC.
More information regarding discipline, investigations and data sharing in the NLC.
Increase education to Board of Nursing staff, licensed nurses and other stakeholders regarding. (A survey finding correlated to this request was that 50% of surveyed nurses erroneously thought they were part of the NLC, even though they did not reside in a NLC state).
Information regarding Nur sys (NLC coordinated nurse licensure database). Specific to duplicative records, frequency of data submissions and the number of boards participating.
States that conduct FBI-fingerprint based CBCs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, FL, ID, IL , LA, MO, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OH, UT & WY
States in process of implementing: MD & SD
States pursuing the statutory authority: DC, Guam, KS
States that do other types of CBCs: IA, KY, MA, MI, MS, WA
Nurse Licensure Portability Grant (recipient: NCSBN)
OAT established this grant to provide support for nurse licensing boards to carry out programs for boards of nursing to cooperate, develop and implement state policies that will reduce statutory and regulatory barriers to telemedicine.
That all non-NLC boards of nursing explore the Nurse Licensure Compact, and the benefits it could bring to their state and nurses regarding licensure portability.
That all states not conducting federal FBI fingerprint based CBCs on their licensure applicants consider this as a means of better protecting their publics and moving toward uniform core licensure standards in the U.S.