Multistate License Eligibility

Nurses are eligible for a multistate license if their PSOR is a member of the NLC and they meet the uniform licensure requirements (ULR). The PSOR refers to the home state.

How to Apply

Primary State of Residence (PSOR)

PSOR is the state where you can prove you legally reside. PSOR follows these guidelines:

  • It is the state from which you have your driver’s license, voter registration card and state declared on your federal tax filing.

  • It does not pertain to home or property ownership.

  • There can only be one PSOR.

Moving and need to change your PSOR? Reference the PSOR & Moving FAQs

Nurses & the NLC

Resources for nurses including:

  • Authorization to practice details
  • Travel nurse requirements
  • Military family information
  • Telehealth requirements

Explore the Resources

Employers & the NLC

Resources for employers including:

  • Authorization to practice details
  • An employer’s guide to the NLC
  • Information for employers and nurse leaders in compact jurisdictions

What you Need to Know

Students & the NLC

Resources for students and faculty including:

  • Overview information for nursing students
  • Helpful tips for recent graduates
  • Resources faculty can share with students

Be Prepared