May 28, 2010

Missouri to Become Part of Nurse Licensure Compact

At Travel Nurse Across America, we are committed to becoming the best travel nurse agency in the industry by providing the best experience for every nurse, on every assignment. This goes beyond offering the best benefits package. Our team is continually striving to create innovative benefits and putting the focus on the little things to make traveling with TNAA a rewarding and fun experience. While this information is no longer the most up-to-date, it’s still relevant to our travelers. Read our nurse licensing guide for up-to-date information on the eNLC & Travel Nurse Licensure.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 28, 2010) – We have exciting news for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical or vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) who legally reside in the state of Missouri and hold a Missouri nursing license. The Missouri legislature has passed a law that will go into effect on June 01, 2010, and implements the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) in the state of Missouri. The NLC allows a nurse to have one license (in his or her state of residency) and to practice (both physically and electronically) across state lines in any other compact state, subject to each state’s practice law and regulation.

For example, if you are an RN legally designated as a resident of Missouri and hold a Missouri nursing license, effective June 01, 2010, you will need only your Missouri license to practice nursing in any of the other 23 compact states. In addition, nurses in the other states currently participating in the compact will be able to travel to Missouri on assignment without acquiring a Missouri nursing license. This is great news because travel nurses who participate in the compact find it much easier to qualify for a travel nursing job without the expense and complicated task of obtaining a license in each assignment state.

To find out more about your new freedom in travel nursing and what it means to you, call a Travel Nurse Across America Recruiting Specialist at (800) 240-2526. Your TNAA Recruiting Specialist will help you explore new travel nurse or allied traveler opportunities, make sure your application is current, and get started on your next travel assignment.

About Travel Nurse Across America

Travel Nurse Across America staffs nurses, techs, and allied professionals on multi-week assignments in healthcare facilities in all 50 states. Travel Nurse Across America was awarded the HCSS Certification with Distinction by The Joint Commission and is a founding member of the National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations (NATHO).


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