I called the South Carolina Board of Nursing earlier this week because I had a few questions about the license application. I was asked what other states I have a nursing license in and I told the woman I have licenses in PA, NJ, and NC. I also told her I'm a resident of PA and my NC license is a non compact license because I'm not a legal resident of NC. The woman at the SCBON office said that I'd have to give up my NC license to get a SC license because I can't have licenses in two compact states according to SC BON regulations. This seemed absurd to me, but I asked her to clarify that and she said that even though my NC license is a non compact license, they won't issue me a SC license until I give up my NC license because their rules and regulations don't allow someone to have license in multiple compact states.
This seems absurd to me. However she was very sure of herself and the regulations. When looking on the SCBON web site I couldn't find anything that states that I can't have a SC license if I have non compact license in other states. Was she misinformed?