Fee Change

Effective July 1, 2024, the fees for the KBI background check services will increase from $48.00 to $57.00.

Fingerprints processed on/after July 1, 2024 are subject to the fee change and the difference of fees may need to be mailed to KSBN for processing.

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

Public Board Meeting

June 10th, 11th, & 12th, 2024

Rooms 560, 506, & 1041
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street
Topeka KS, 66612

KSBN board and committee meetings can also be viewed on YouTube.

National Nurses Month

KSBN joins Laura Kelly, Governor of the State of Kansas, in declaring May 2024 as National Nurses Month in Kansas. The theme for this year is “Nurses Make the Difference” in celebration of how nurses strive to provide safe and high-quality patient care, and map out the way to improve our health care system.

KSBN thanks the nurses of Kansas and beyond for endeavoring to be the best while providing safe and competent practice to our communities.

Happy National Nurses Month!

NLC Rule Change

Starting Jan 2, 2024, a new NLC rule will be in effect. Nurses relocating to another compact state have 60 days from the time they move to apply for a new license by endorsement in a new primary state of residence.

Helpful FAQs and a brief video about the new rule are available from NCSBN. For a map listing states participating in the compact, click here To read the bylaws of the compact, click here.

For more information, visit www.nlc.gov or email nursecompact@ncsbn.org

CE Broker

Track and know precisely how many hours you’ve completed and how many hours are remaining. Available convenience features like a personalized transcript and a personal account manager. Bring CE/CME compliance wherever you go with the CE Broker mobile app.

Regulatory Achievement Award

The Kansas State Board of Nursing was awarded the Regulatory Achievement Award that recognizes the member board or associate member that has made an identifiable, significant contribution to the mission and vision of NCSBN in promoting public policy related to the safe and effective practice of nursing in the interest of public welfare.

School Nurses and Naloxone Dispensing

This link is specifically for becoming a naloxone dispenser (which schools would not be when just stocking it for emergency use) but it also includes the statewide protocol, offers naloxone training, and the Narcan Quick Start Guide with step-by-step instructions for use of naloxone.

You may also find this link under Resources > School Nursing > Naloxone Dispensing.

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.

Phishing Scam PSA

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 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.

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!

Received 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.

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

SERV-KS 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!


Want to be in the know? You may view current and past newsletters online: Articles, CNE Offerings, Legal Cases, and more!

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.

Contact Us

Need to get in touch? Here you will find everything from our phone number, to our office location and more!

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.

KORA Request

Looking to request records? Check out the KORA request form page for more information on requesting records from KSBN.


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