Minnesota should join the national Nurse Licensure Compact
State policymakers should allow Minnesota to join the national Nurse Licensure Compact.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Minnesota needed all the qualified medical professionals it could get. Licensing, however, proved to be an obstacle to qualified healthcare workers from outside the state putting their skills to use here. Gov. Walz did eventually sign an order allowing healthcare workers licensed in other states to work in Minnesota, but a permanent solution would be for our state to join the national Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).
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