New Jersey May Recognize Out-Of-State Nursing Licenses

 In Nurses Weekly

A proposed New Jersey law would allow the state to join a compact that allows out-of-state nurses to work here without jumping through hoops and vice versa.

Most recently advanced by an Assembly panel, the measure would place New Jersey into the multistate Nurse Licensure Compact, which would remove the mandate that nurses obtain a license in every state in which they wish to practice as long as that state is part of the agreement.

“It allows our nurses more mobility,” Judy Schmidt, CEO of the New Jersey State Nurses Association, told New Jersey 101.5. “It also helps our nurses who may be doing telehealth nursing. They don’t have to get a second, third, fourth or fifth license in other states.”

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