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Louisiana Enacts Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
posted on June 01, 2018

Louisiana became the 31st state in the nation to enact the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) on May 31, 2018 when Governor John Bel Edwards signed Senate Bill 202 into law. The  state has 6 months from enactment to implement the eNLC. Our planned implementation date is December 1, 2018. However, that date may be extended due to its occurrence during our normal renewal cycle. We will keep all licensees apprised of our progress through email, The Examiner, and website announcements. Until implementation, RNs licensed in Louisiana hold single state licenses, not Compact multistate licenses and are not authorized to practice in any other state by virtue of their Louisiana single state license. Additionally, nurses wishing to practice in Louisiana who hold Compact multistate licenses from another state must still apply for a Louisiana single state license.

Video of the signing ceremony

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