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Kathleen R. Weinberg, MSN, RN, Executive Director

Nurse Licensure Compact

For information about the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), see the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website.

The NLC Toolkit includes information for military and military spouses, employers, students, moving scenarios, FAQs and a current map. 

Read Section 655, Chapter 16 of the Iowa Administrative Code applicable to the NLC. With full implementation of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrator Rules took effect on January 19, 2018. To see the rules, go to the NLC Rules webpage.

The current Iowa law can be found under Iowa Code 152.8 regarding reciprocity


Reviewed: 2/10/2023