NLC Commission

Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators

About the Commission

The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA) is made up of members from each of the participating NLC jurisdictions, who work together to support the mission of the ICNLCA.

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Mission Statement

The ICNLCA facilitates cross-border nursing practice through the implementation of a nationally recognized, multistate license. ICNLCA enhances nurse mobility and public protection primarily through:

  • maintaining uniform licensure standards among party state boards of nursing (BONs);

  • promoting cooperation and collaboration between party states;

  • facilitating the exchange of data and information between party states; and

  • educating stakeholders.

Core Values

  • Transparency

  • Integrity

  • Accountability

  • Innovation

  • Collaboration

(members only)

FY23-FY26 Strategic Initiatives

The NLC strategic plan focuses on four strategic initiatives that center on partnership development, education of BONs and stakeholders, promotion and engagement, and completion of a comprehensive evaluation plan.

Strategic initiative 1: Strategic partner development and collaboration, Strategic initiative 2: Education of boards and stakeholders, Strategic initiative 3: Marketing and communications, Strategic initiative 4: Comprehensive evaluation plan

FY24 NLC Executive Committee

Pamela C. Zickafoose

Chair

Pamela C. Zickafoose, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNE, FRE
NLC Commissioner, Delaware
Executive Director, Delaware Board of Nursing
Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2025

Missy Poortenga

Vice Chair

Missy Poortenga, MHA, RN
NLC Commissioner, Montana
Executive Director, Montana Board of Nursing
Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2024

Joe Baker

Treasurer

Joe Baker, Jr.
NLC Commissioner, Florida
Executive Director, Florida Board of Nursing
Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2024

Jenny Barnhouse

Member-At-Large

Jenny Barnhouse, DNP, RN
NLC Commissioner, Oklahoma
Executive Director, Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2025

Carol Moody

Member-At-Large

Carol Moody, MS, RN, NEA-BC
NLC Commissioner, South Carolina
Board Executive, South Carolina Board of Nursing
Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2024

Sherry Richardson

Member-At-Large

Sherry Richardson, MSN, RN
NLC Commissioner, Tennessee
Executive Director, Tennessee Board of Nursing
Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2024

Linda Young

Member-At-Large

Linda Young, MS, RN, FRE
NLC Commissioner, South Dakota
Executive Director, South Dakota Board of Nursing
Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2025

NLC Commission Support Staff

James Puente

Support Staff

James Puente
Director, Nurse Licensure Compact
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Lisa Sands

Support Staff

Lisa Sands
Associate, Nurse Licensure Compact
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