APRN Initial Application

For those applying for an advanced practice nursing license in Kansas


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.

APRN Initial Application Checklist

All Kansas APRN licenses are single-state only!

Do You Have:

  • Official transcripts on the way to KSBN?
  • Fingerprints and the background check fee submitted to KSBN?
  • Malpractice insurance policy number, as of 07/01/2022, all APRN initial applications will require this! If you had applied prior to 07/1/2022, you need to provide your malpractice insurance company and policy number along with your Name and Date of Birth.  Please email this information to raeann.byrd@ks.gov 

If Applicable:

  • If you have legal history to report, do you have your supporting documentation?


  • Pursuant to K.A.R. 60-3-107 (b) applications for licensure while awaiting documentation of qualifications shall be active for 6 months. The expiration date of each application shall be based upon the date of the receipt at the agency. Once the application has expired, each individual seeking licensure shall file a new application along with a new fee as prescribed by K.A.R. 60-4-101


Portal Guides

Creating an Account
  • Click on “Register a Person” on the left of the login page
    • Fill in your last name, date of birth, and social security number
    • Click “Search”
    • Complete the profile creation form
    • Click “Register”
Resetting My Login
  • Click on “Register a Person” on the left of the login page
    • Fill in your last name, date of birth, and social security number
    • Click “Search”
    • You should now have a page with most of your information already filled in
      • You can reset your userID, password, and password question/answer
      • Make sure these boxes have something in them, they are required to move on
    • Click “Register”
Starting the Application

You will need to sign into your portal account to complete an application. Once you get signed in:

  • Click on “APPLICATIONS – Exam | Endorsement | Multistate Conversions” on the left
    • Select your profession
      • Nursing
    • Select the license you are applying for
    • Select your obtained by method
      • Education
    • Click “Start Application”

You are now filling out the application. Once finished, checkout and print/save your receipt.

If you leave your application for any reason, you will be able to pick it back up by logging in and clicking on “Continue” in the blue bar above your pending application. If the that link isn’t there, check your cart.