Removing barriers to cross-border practice, the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) is an interstate agreement allowing a nurse to have one license and the privilege to practice in other compact states.  Implemented in 2000, the NCL fosters public protection and access to care through the mutual recognition of one state-based license that is enforce locally and recognized nationally.  Along with a majority of state nursing associations, hospital associations and health care facilities in every state overwhelmingly support the NLC.  The NLC includes important patient safety features such as facilitation of the sharing of licensure, investigative, and disciplinary action information among member states.  All graduates from RIVEROAK Technical College’s Practical Nursing program are eligible to test for any state licensure in compliance with USDE’s Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v). 

RIVEROAK Technical College’s Practical Nursing program is an approved Board of Nursing educational program and the program utilizes Florida Department of Education’s State Frameworks with fidelity.

Links below show all states where Florida Nursing Licenses are accepted once Initial licensure has been achieved in Florida.