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Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) for RNs and LPNs was effective on July 20, 2017 when the 26th state enacted the eNLC. The eNLC implementation date has been set by the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators to occur on January 19, 2018. Upon the implementation date, the Oklahoma Board of Nursing will start issuing multistate licenses to applicants/nurses that apply for a multistate license, meet the uniform licensure requirements, and declare Oklahoma as their primary state of residence. Those who do not want/need a multistate license or do not meet the uniform licensure requirements may apply for or continue to retain a single state license.

RNs and LPNs with an eNLC multistate license are able to practice nursing in other eNLC states, without having to obtain additional licenses. See the Map for an up-to-date list of eNLC states.

Notice of Public Hearing on eNLC Proposed Rules (document includes proposed rules)

Resources (This page will be frequently updated with additional information and resources as the implementation date becomes closer):

Video - Transitioning to the eNLC
Difference Between Effective Date and Implementation Date of the eNLC
Fact Sheet - Faculty and Students
Fact Sheet - Licensed RNs and LPNs
Implementation FAQs
Uniform Licensure Requirements for an eNLC Multistate License

Link to NCSBN website



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