As a traveler, I called the Alabama Board of Nursing to ask why we are not in the nurse compact. I was told that Alabama feels this is a way for the "bad nurses" to get away with practicing without being accountable or some nonsense like that. I feel it is all about the money. Just wondering if enough travelers from the state began calling the board, if it would make a difference. As for me, I would love to come back home to work, but just can't afford it. The pay in the state is so bad that some of us have to travel to make a living!!