It’s complicated and the answer varies.
- Some jobs require a specific state license.
- Some jobs require or allow a compact license.
- Some jobs just simply require a license, period.
If your state is part of the compact license agreement and you are hoping to land a remote job, I highly recommend upgrading to compact!
Since there are SO many nurses competing for these jobs, any barrier can turn into an instant rejection. I wouldn’t count on applying for that state license after you get the job because you will probably never receive a call for the job to begin with. Just being honest! It’s cutthroat out there.