The New Jersey Board of Nursing will begin accepting applications for and issuing multi-state Compact licenses on Monday, November 15, 2021.

Current licensees who reside in New Jersey, have no active discipline, and are not enrolled in an Alternative to Discipline program may be eligible to apply and should choose, LPN or RN Multi-State License by Upgrade.

New applicants should choose “Initial Application,” LPN or RN Candidate by Application.

A multi-state Compact license will be issued to new applicants who qualify.

Please be advised that all online nursing applications will not be available from Thursday, November 11th at 6:00 a.m. through Monday, November 15th at 10:00 a.m. while we update our systems.

All nursing applications that have been started in eGov ( but not yet submitted with the application payment to the Board by 6:00 a.m November 11th, will be deleted. If you are unable to complete your application and pay the application fee by 6:00 a.m. on November 11th, you will have an opportunity to begin a new application following our system update on November 15th.

Applications that have been submitted to the Board and currently in “pending” status will not be affected by this update. To confirm your status, please log into your account at, or view your status at