NovaPro strives to make sure you are well prepared when it comes to proper licensure before you ever step foot in a hospital or healthcare facility to begin your first or next travel nursing assignment. Perhaps the most important item you’ll need to take care of is obtaining a valid license in the state of your next assignment.
It’s important to remember that different states can have different procedures when it comes to making sure you are licensed. This process can either be simple or it can be more time consuming depending on the state in which your next assignment is to take place. To make the process as stress-free as possible, map out a working timeframe of when all items are due and how much time you have to obtain a new license should you need one.
The Nurse Licensure Compact is one of the most helpful pieces of information you can learn about when it comes to licensure. Any travel nurse who obtains a license from a state that recognizes the Nurse Licensure Compact can then use that same license in all other states that recognize and honor the compact. Take this into consideration if you’re looking to use the same license over and over in all states were this arrangement is upheld – it can definitely make life easier as you travel the country with NovaPro.
To start things off nice and easy, we have listed the most recent contact information for each state below – so that you may see just what criteria are needed for valid licensure. Also included is an estimated timeframe in which you can expect to receive a license for each state, as well as listing to determine which states uphold the Nurse Licensure Compact and which state allow a paperless licensure process.