I am currently an RN in the state of WI. I have only practiced in the state of WI. I want to get my license in the state of IL as well as I am thinking of moving there next year. The reason why I want to have an early license is because I think employers will take me more seriously if I already have an IL license :) My question: Can you have two RN licenses in different states? I read something online that stated if I currently have a license in a compact state (which I do) and apply for a license in a state outside of the compact, my license will then only be valid in that single state. Is this accurate?!?!