Managing credentials & compliance

Each US State has it’s own procedures and regulations for qualified RN’s, LPN’s and CNA’s working in their hospitals and health care facilities. It can be very confusing at first.

In recent years it has become a lot simpler for travel nurses to move smoothly between different regulatory systems in different states. For RN’s and LPN’s, the Nurse Licensure Compact means that in many cases you can move from one state that implements NLC to another without needing a new license. Likewise, traveling CNA’s can often benefit from Reciprocity agreements which enable them to transfer their existing license.

Not all states have opted into the schemes – our maps below provide a handy visual guide to find out what each state requires and how easy or difficult it is to qualify to work there.