This week the Illinois Senate passed (overwhelmingly) a bill to join the Nursing Compact!
While not yet law (it now goes to the House for approval and then the governor must sign it), but the lack of opposition indicates it should be a smooth road to becoming law. I’m not sure how long this is going to take but hopefully sooner rather than later.
This will make it easy for other Compact nurses to work in Illinois which has had a fairly lengthy licensing process up to now. It will also open the door for Illinois nurses to easily take travel nursing assignments in the other 25 Compact states.