Effective July 1, 2019, Kansas is a compact state. As result of this new licensure option for our Kansas licensees, we are receiving a higher than normal volume of applications and phone calls. Any previous or NEW legal or disciplinary action that is reported on an application will need to be reviewed by the legal department and WILL EXTEND processing time. After submitting your application, in order to prevent accidental duplication, please allow 7-10 business days to pass before logging in to check the status. Checking your application status can be done by logging into your portal page and clicking “View Checklist” above your pending application.
To assist our staff to process your applications as efficiently as possible, please check out our frequently asked questions and NLC information on our website if you have questions regarding compact licensure. Frequently the answer to your questions will be available on our website. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transitional period.
The mission of the Board of Nursing is to assure the citizens of Kansas safe and competent practice by nurses and mental health technicians.
In the on-going effort to modernize, increase efficiencies, and protect our planet, KSBN will no longer print license cards, but instead allow you to download/print your own from the comfort of your own home, at no additional charge to you!
Don’t forget that all multistate 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. Our processing time is 6-8 weeks upon receipt of all required information.
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.