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. Our processing time is 6-8 weeks upon receipt of all required information. 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.

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.

Kansas Implements the NLC!

Kansas has officially joined the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)! 

Fingerprint Opportunities!

Location: 1631 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka KS, 66612 (The KBI Annex)
Payments Accepted: Check, Money Order, or Credit Card (No Cash)
Saturday, August 10th – 8am-Noon
Saturday, August 24th – 8am-Noon
Saturday, September 14th – 8am-Noon
Saturday, September 28th – 8am-Noon

Feel free to drop by the KBI Annex and get printed for your KSBN application!
Have questions? Reach out at: 785-296-4038

Nursing News in Kansas!

Read about the progress of the Nurse Licensure Compact in Kansas and more!

New Agency Fees

July 1st, KSBN’s fees will be changing as approved in the special board meeting held in April regarding K.A.R. 60-4-101.

Kansas Nursing Alexa Skill

Introducing: Kansas Nursing! The KSBN Alexa skill for Nursing License Verification.

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!


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.

Mailing Data

Looking to request mailing data? This is the form for you! (No soliciting please!)


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