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Jul-22-19

NJ nurses able to practice outside state borders under newly signed law: The Nurse Licensure Compact now includes 34 states.

Legislation that will enter New Jersey into the enhanced multistate Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. Currently, 33 states are a part of the eNLC, which grants nurses obtaining a license in their state of residence permission to practice nursing in any other state party to the compact. The measure was sponsored by Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Chair Sen. Joe Vitale, D-19th District; Sen. Troy Singleton, D-7th District; and Sen. Fred Madden, D-4th District.