January 27th, 2021

Governor Kelly signed Executive Order No. 21-02 on January 26, 2021 which extends certain executive orders relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. It extends Executive Order 20-39 which extends professional and occupational licenses during the state of disaster emergency. This Executive Order is re-issued and remains in effect until the Statewide State of Disaster Emergency extended by Senate Bill 14, enacted during the 2021 Legislative Session expires. Senate Bill 14 extended the State of Disaster emergency relating to COVID-19 through March 31, 2021. Read More

Important Message for Visitors to the Board

January 21st, 2020

  • KSBN DOES NOT perform fingerprinting services in the agency effective immediately. Required waivers and fingerprint instructions can be found here. Please refer to your local police station or fingerprint agency for prints.
  • The Board of Nursing will be open to limited public traffic, but it is highly recommended that you conduct business via online services, mail, phone, or email.
  • Only 2 people are allowed in the lobby at one time. You can make an appointment by calling 785-296-2967. No children or other adults are permitted.
  • You may find our direct agency contacts information listed under Staff Contacts on our website. Please continue to follow our website and social media [Twitter and Facebook] and our COVID-19 Information Center for agency updates and frequently asked questions.
  • Thank you for your patience during this difficult and uncertain time.

There are licensing requirements that must be met before a license can be issued which includes information that must be received and processed. Due to the high volume of applications and information KSBN is receiving, processing times may be longer than usual. Please continue to check your application checklist as we will update it as information is processed. It slows processing times when staff must respond to numerous emails and phone calls as to whether a piece of information has been received and processed. Another important reminder, licenses are issued on an individual basis and times may differ for each applicant. Agency staff are working diligently to process applications and required information. We want to get applicants licensed as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience during this very busy time.

The mission of the Board of Nursing is to assure the citizens of Kansas safe and competent practice by nurses and mental health technicians.

Bi-Weekly Update

Learn about the many provisions of Senate Bill 14 that impact KSBN:

  • Extends State of Disaster Emergency through March 31, 2021
  • Extends increased access to nursing professionals for healthcare facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • And more…

Mandy Karstetter

1975 – 2020

KSBN Board Member

K-TRACS Revamp

K-TRACS has launched a revamped website aimed at providing additional training and educational opportunities for the state’s healthcare providers and pharmacists.

“We are prioritizing patient safety and making sure that pharmacists and prescribers across the state have all the tools they need to do the same,” -Jennifer Donnelly, Assistant Director of K-TRACS

Helpful Links

Are we not what you are looking for? Check out the other Kansas regulatory boards, nursing related groups, and more.

Thank You

The Kansas State Board of Nursing would like to recognize the contributions that are being made by nurses at all levels during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.  The courage that each front-line nurse demonstrates daily is heroic, requiring conquering personal anxiety and fears to provide care to the most vulnerable patients.  Those nurses in leadership roles are struggling to make informed decisions, generate plans for our communities when no rules, guidelines or even adequate supplies exist.  Meanwhile, nurses and APRN’s continue to provide care for the non COVID illness and emergencies that do not stop just because our nation has an unprecedented infectious event.  We applaud your “Can do” spirit, efforts to collaborate with the entire health care team and all State and local agencies that are working together to get Kansas and our nation through these unfathomable times.

COVID-19 Information Center

Get updates on how COVID-19 is impacting KSBN and the licensing process, read the CDC safety guidelines, utilize online resources, answer frequently asked questions, and more…

Explore KSBN’s COVID-19 Information Center.

IOAs Online!

Need to submit college credit as CNE?

Need to get your CNE approved for renewal?

It just got easier! The Individual Offering of Approval form is now fully online. Submit yours today!

Applied for Multistate?

Don’t forget that all multi-state applications require a NEW set of fingerprints for a background check. Any fingerprints/background checks submitted with other applications are not valid for the compact application, per compact rules.

Once fingerprints are received by KSBN, they must be sent to the KBI to be processed.

Recieved a Renewal Notice?

If you have received a renewal notice in the mail, but already renewed, don’t panic! KSBN will automatically send a renewal notice by mail approximately 90 days prior to your expiration date.

KS does not penalize you for entering lapsed status. (See Reinstatement for reactivation) If you have a primary residence and compact license in another state, you can simply let your KS license lapse.

You can always check the status of your license, including your expiration date, by going to our verification database or Nursys Quick Confirm.

Nursing News in Kansas!

Read about the progress of the Nurse Licensure Compact in Kansas, COVID-19 impacts and more!

My Portal

Everything from address changes, renewals, applications, and more can be handled from your KSBN online license portal!

Getting Started

Not sure where to begin or what you need? This is the page for you!

Disaster Volunteer Registry

K-SERV is a database of professionals who wish to volunteer when disaster strikes. Sign up today!

Name Change

Has your legal name changed? Submit a name change form to KSBN!


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Discipline Case List

Information regarding investigation and discipline of Kansas nurses.

Nursing Practice Act

Nurse Practice Act

Curious about the laws around nursing in Kansas? The NPA contains state laws which protect the public’s health and welfare by overseeing and ensuring the safe practice of nursing.

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Kansas Nurses Assistance Program


KNAP is a professional assistance program designed to assist all nurses and mental health technicians who have a problem or illness that has or could impair their ability to practice safely.

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