Viante NM Legislative Scorecard

Nurse Licensure Compact

An act relating to health care; enacting the nurse licensure compact; making conforming changes to the nursing practice act; repealing sections of the NMSA 1978; declaring an emergency.

Bill Highlights

  • Enactment would allow multistate licensure reciprocity for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and vocational nurses.
  • Without the compact, nurse licensure would be required separately in each state in which the nurse chooses to practice. (source: NMLegis.gov)
  • Viante New Mexico supports this bill because it would increase the labor force participation by eliminating barriers to employment and allowing more people to work as a nurse in New Mexico.

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