General Nurse Licensing Information

As a travel nurse, acquiring multiple RN licenses in different states will open new travel opportunities and higher paying rates. Being licensed in multiple states, is an investment, but worth the extra time and effort. Some of the highest paying states such as California, can take over a month to process your application, so the sooner you start your licensing process, the faster you can get top pay.

Licensing Program Qualifications

We want you to choose where you want to travel. We know how expensive it is to maintain multiple nurse licenses are, which is why we help pay for them. If you are interested in learning more about how Valley can help, feel free to send us an email at happiness@valleyrocks.com.

Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States

The Nurse Licensure Compact, is a license that 25 states are currently participating in. If your home states license is in good standing and is a part of the Nurse Licensure Compact, then your license will allow you to work in any of the other compact states. The following states participating in the NLC include:

Montana
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
Montana
Maine
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
Maine
Rhode Island
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
Rhode Island
Delaware
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States, Walk-through States
Delaware
Maryland
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
Maryland
Virginia
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
Virginia
North Carolina
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
North Carolina
South Carolina
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States, Walk-through States
South Carolina
Tennessee
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
Tennessee
Kentucky
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
Kentucky
Mississippi
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
Mississippi
Wisconsin
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
Wisconsin
Arkansas
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
Arkansas
Missouri
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States, Walk-through States
Missouri
Iowa
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
Iowa
Nebraska
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
Nebraska
North Dakota
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
North Dakota
Texas
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
Texas
New Mexico
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
New Mexico
Colorado
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States, Walk-through States
Colorado
Arizona
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States, Walk-through States
Arizona
Utah
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States
Utah
Idaho
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States, Walk-through States
Idaho

Walk-through States

In walk-through states, nurses can be issued a temporary state nurse license. This temporary nursing license can take anywhere from an hour to one day to be issued, and is typically valid for 30 days to 6 months, depending on the state. These licenses are typically issued for nurses who are awaiting their permanent licensure to be processed. The following states are walk-through states:

New York
Walk-through States
New York
Louisiana
Walk-through States
Louisiana
Illinois
Walk-through States
Illinois
Delaware
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States, Walk-through States
Delaware
South Carolina
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States, Walk-through States
South Carolina
Missouri
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States, Walk-through States
Missouri
Colorado
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States, Walk-through States
Colorado
Arizona
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States, Walk-through States
Arizona
Idaho
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) States, Walk-through States
Idaho

Other States (Licensure by endorsement)

The following states have different requirements that are neither walk-through states nor compact:

Wyoming
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Wyoming
West Virginia
Other States
West Virginia
WASHINGTON D.C.
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WASHINGTON D.C.
Washington
Other States
Washington
Vermont
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Vermont
Pennsylvania
Other States
Pennsylvania
Oregon
Other States
Oregon
Oklahoma
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Oklahoma
Ohio
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Ohio
New Jersey
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New Jersey
Nevada
Other States
Nevada
Minnesota
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Minnesota
Michigan
Other States
Michigan
MASSACHUSETTS
Other States
MASSACHUSETTS
Kansas
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Kansas
Indiana
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Indiana
Hawaii
Other States
Hawaii
Georgia
Other States
Georgia
Florida
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Florida
Connecticut
Other States
Connecticut
California
Other States
California
Alaska
Other States
Alaska
Alabama
Other States
Alabama