MN Senate approves step to Minnesota becoming a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)

The MN Senate Republican Caucasus reports…

The Minnesota Senate recently approved legislation that establishes Minnesota as a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). Minnesota would join 39 other states and jurisdictions as members of the compact, which has been around for 20 years. Joining the NLC would allow Minnesota nurses to obtain a single license to work in multiple states. The licenses reflect the same high standards and safety of current state licensure, but provide a modern system that supports nurses and patients in giving and receiving the best care possible.

Hospitals and health care facilities across the state are struggling with severe staffing shortages. Joining the NLC will increase access to care, support telehealth, and help Minnesota be better prepared to meet health crises such as the pandemic. It will also increase our service for military individuals, spouses, and families. It will enable us to serve patients and families beyond our state boundaries.

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