Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Compact in Delaware

The APRN Compact was reviewed and adopted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) on August 12, 2020. This compact allows an APRN to hold one multistate license with a privilege to practice in other compact states. 

Learn more about the APRN Compact from the NCSBN

The APRN Compact in Delaware

Legislation to enact the APRN Compact in Delaware was officially introduced into the 151st General Assembly on December 4, 2020 by primary sponsor, Representative Melissa Minor-Brown, MSN, RN. House Bill 21, An Act to Amend Title 24 of the Delaware Code Relating to an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact is available for review by all. 

The Delaware Nurses Association Advocacy Committee and Board of Directors both agreed that DNA would support this legislation. On January 10, 2021, the following position statement was sent to all sponsors of House Bill 21 and the Executive Director of the Delaware Board of Nursing.

What Can You Do?

The APRN Compact needs your support to ensure it is passed in 151st Delaware General Assembly. Contact your local senate and house representatives in the general assembly. Write to them and let them know that as a Nurse, you support the APRN Compact in Delaware.

  • Use the "Who is my Legislator?" tool on the Delaware General Assembly website to find your representative for the Delaware House of Representatives and Senate.
  • Email or call. Use the draft language below to share your message.
    • Email Template:
      • Email Title: I Support HB21 Related to an APRN Compact
      • Dear (Representative/Senator) (Last name):
      • My name is (your first and last name) and I am a Nurse and constituent who resides in your district. I support HB21 because I believe this legislation is critical to the continued advancement of high quality, consistent, accountable, and accessible nursing care in Delaware and across the United States of America. Our nation is evolving, and the portability of nurse licensure is critical to achieving improved health outcomes for those we serve. The APRN Compact is important to me, my fellow nurses and our community members because it opens up APRN licensure portability, allowing us to access care from more providers. I would really appreciate your support and "Yes" vote when this bill is presented to you.
      • Sincerely,
      • Print your name
      • Include: street address, city, state, zip code
    • Phone Call:
      • "Hello! My name is (insert name) and I live at (insert address). I am a Nurse and constituent of (insert senator/representative's name). I am calling to let you know that I support House Bill 21 related to an APRN Compact and would appreciate your support and "Yes" vote of this bill as well. The APRN Compact is critical to the continued advancement of high quality, consistent, accountable, and accessible nursing care in Delaware and across the United States of America. Thank you for your support and service!" 


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