Compact & Walk Through States:

Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
The Nurse Licensure Compact allows any nurse who resides in one of the 24 participating compact states to practice nursing in any of the states forming the compact state alliance. States participating in the NLC include:

 

Walk-Through States
Walk-through states allow a nurse to be issued a temporary license within one hour to one day's time. This temporary license is used to practice nursing while awaiting permanent licensure to be processed. These temporary licenses obtained in walk-through states are usually valid for 30 days to six months depending on the state issuing the license. The following states allow licensure through "walk-through".

Arizona

Maryland

South Dakota

Idaho

Nebraska

Vermont

Illinois- reinstatements only

New York- reintstatements only

 

Indiana

South Carolina- Wednesdays only

 

* Nurses applying for these licensing programs must meet qualifications and take an assignment in the state where the license applies. Programs end at the discretion of U.S. Nursing.