Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) include certified nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists. APRNs are a highly valued and integral part of the health care system.

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The APRN Compact is a Modern Licensure Solution for the 21st Century. As leaders in public protection, state boards of nursing developed and adopted the APRN Compact in 2015. The APRN Compact allows for advanced practice registered nurses to have one multistate license with the ability to practice in all compact states.

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The APRN Compact will come into effect once 10 states have enacted the legislation.

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