Let’s Explore the Nurse Licensure Compact

On episode 399 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Jim Cleghorn, Director of Member Engagement and Government Affairs at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) regarding the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) and its direct impact on nurses’ careers and available opportunities.

As the NCBSN website states, “The NLC increases access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level. Under the NLC, nurses can practice in other NLC states, without having to obtain additional licenses.” At the time of this recording, there were 37 states and two other jurisdictions (Washington, D.C. and Guam) signed on, with a number of other new members pending (Pennsylvania, Ohio, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

If you want to understand the history, impact, and future of the NLC, this episode is for you!

Jim Cleghorn serves as the Director of Member Engagement and Government Affairs at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing in Chicago. In that role he oversees all activities related to state and federal policy and government affairs and works to expand NCSBN’s reach both nationally and globally. Jim is also responsible for all activities related to NCSBN member development and leadership succession. Prior to his work with NCSBN, Jim served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Board of Nursing from 2010-2020 and as Director of Engagement Services with CGFNS, International in Philadelphia from 2020-2022.

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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at NurseKeith.com, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely fiancée, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.

The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of authoritative, high-quality podcasts taking on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. The podcast is adroitly produced by Rob Johnston of 520R Podcasting, and Mark Capispisan is our stalwart social media manager and newsletter wrangler.

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