Board of Nursing: Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) for Colorado

On January 18, 2018, Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 18-027 Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact. The law placed Colorado into the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). As a member of the NLC, the State Board of Nursing now requires all applicants to obtain a fingerprint background check in order to obtain a nursing license in Colorado.

The NLC increases access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level. Under the NLC, nurses are able to provide care to patients in other NLC states, without having to obtain additional licenses.


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The Nursys website will help you determine in which states you may practice. Information also is available via the NLC.