The APRN Compact provide a multi-state license that allows nurses to practice and communicate with patients across state lines-both physically and electronically.
The Compacts eliminate the concept of one license per state and all the burdens of carrying multiple licenses. Almost every APRN needs to routinely cross state boundaries to provide the public with access to nursing services. A multi-state license facilitates this process. The Compacts promote access to care, maintain quality, and decrease costs.
The APRN Compact allows an advanced practice registered nurse to hold one multi-state license with a privilege to practice in other compact states.