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Is NJ considered compact now?

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by lstac lstac (New) New

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Quick Question!  I am moving to North Carolina and started the application for a RN license there. I've been working for 2 years now in New Jersey my home state. NJ passed the bill saying we will join Compact states but I cannot find info on it on the NJ BON website. Does my current NJ license let me practice in NC since they signed the compact bill or is it not in effect yet? Thank you for anyone who has info on this. Also last question can you apply for jobs while waiting for your NC license? Thank you! 

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Itll still be NJ for awhile until I'm fully moved down

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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From what I can find, they have agreed to join the eNLC but haven't implemented it yet. You will need to obtain your NC license to practice there.

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Pixie.RN has 12 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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When a state joins the compact, it does not automatically convert your license. I had a Georgia license when they became an eNLC state and it required a separate application, fee, and fingerprints/background check for my license to be changed to multistate. Either way, you are going to have to either apply for an NJ multistate license or apply in NC. 

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DextersDisciple has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Hard no. I wasn’t aware NJ was considering becoming a compact state but either way they drag their feet with everything. So even it they do eventually implement who knows how it will take. 

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