May 17th, 2021
Governor Kelly signed Executive Order No. 21-22 on April 27, 2021 which states any renewal fees, deadlines, or other requirements extended pursuant to Executive Order 21-09 (and its’ predecessor orders) shall remain extended until at least 15 days after the licensing authority provides notice to licensees through publication on the agency’s website or through other electronic means regularly used by the agency to communicate with the agency’s licensees. This means that licenses that had/have an expiration date of March 31, 2020 through July 31, 2021 have an expiration date of August 28, 2021 and there will be no further extensions past this date. These licenses will be lapsed if not renewed by August 29, 2021. If any of these licenses lapse on August 29, 2021, the license will have to be reinstated and the licensee will not be able to work as a nurse until the license has been reinstated. The required 30 hours of continuing nursing education must be completed at the time of renewal. Read More
Important Message for Visitors to the Board
July 8th, 2021
- 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 public traffic, but it is highly recommended that you conduct business via online services, mail, phone, or email. You can make an appointment by calling 785-296-2967.
- Only 2 people are allowed in the lobby at one time. Face masks and social distancing are required for unvaccinated individuals.
- You may find our direct agency contacts information listed under Staff Contacts on our website.
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.
Are you interested in serving on a committee with the Kansas State Board of Nursing? KSBN has several openings on various committees starting in December 2021. To see which openings are available and the application to apply, read more!
The professional nursing community as of late, has been getting targeted in phishing campaigns at an increased rate. KSBN recommends that you treat unsolicited communications with caution. All KSBN fees are paid online through the portal, at the office, or via mailed check. We do not take payment over the phone.You can always follow up by calling us directly at 785-296-4929.
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
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.
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.
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.