Nurse Licensure Compact would allow nurses licensure to span beyond state borders

The hard part about technology is not always the technology, sometimes it’s the user and sometimes it’s the policy. MN Senate Republican Caucus talk about getting nurses certification that help promote telehealth…

Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester) was joined by a group of legislators and health care professionals today to spotlight legislation (SF 2302) that would have Minnesota join 39 other states as members of the Interstate Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).

The NLC is a national agreement that allows nurses in participating states to obtain one license that is valid across all member states. Nurses with an NLC license are able to practice quickly and easily in other NLC states, improving access to care, alleviating staff shortages, reducing costs, and eliminating unnecessary red tape.

A coalition of 60 organizations representing nurses, providers, telehealth supporters, and military family advocates supports Minnesota joining the NLC. Minnesota nurses overwhelmingly support joining the compact. A 2022 survey by the Minnesota Board of Nursing shows nurses favor Minnesota’s joining the compact by a ratio of nearly 10 to 1.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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