Nurses holding a multistate license can practice in other NLC states/territories, without obtaining additional licenses, while maintaining their primary state of residence (PSOR). The multistate license is issued in a nurse’s PSOR, but is recognized across state lines, like a driver’s license.See Comparison Fact Sheet
This short video helps explain the NLC. It explains what a NLC multistate license is and provides a broad overview of steps nurses need to take when permanently changing their home states.
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.
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