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.
August 3rd, 2021
Executive Order 20-64 expired on January 26, 2021. If your Kansas nursing license had a normal expiration date of March 31, 2020 through July 31, 2021 and you have NOT renewed it yet, you need to renew it by August 28, 2021. Any nursing licenses that have the normal expiration dates of March 31, 2020 through July 31, 2021 and have not been renewed have an expiration date of August 28, 2021 because of the expiration extension due to the Executive Order. Any of these licenses that are NOT renewed by August 28, 2021 will lapse at11:59 pm on August 28, 2021. A nurse with a lapsed Kansas nursing license cannot work until the license is reinstated. If you are unsure when the expiration date of your nursing license is, please check the licensure verification database. Submitting a conversion application for a multistate license is NOT THE SAME as a renewal application and does not change your license expiration date. If you have an active multistate license in a different state and reside in that state, you can continue to work in Kansas on that license and you do not need to renew your Kansas single state nursing license. You may renew your license two ways: electronic or paper.
As a reminder, you are required to have 30 hours of approved continuing nursing education (CNE) BEFORE you renew your license unless you meet one of the following criteria:
- First time renewal for a license that expires within 30 months following successful completion of the licensure examination; or
- First time renewal of a license that expires within the fist nine months following licensure by reinstatement or endorsement.
If you meet one of those two criteria, you are not required to have the 30 hours of approved continuing nursing education before you renew.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.