Initial Application

For those applying for their first nursing license in the US


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.

Initial Application Checklist:

You will be required to submit a NEW mandatory set of fingerprints for EVERY multi-state application. For single-state licensure, your fingerprints are good for 6 months.

Do You Have:

If Applying for Multi-State:

If Educated Outside of the U.S.:

If Applicable:

  • If you have a disability that impacts your ability to take the NCLEX, have you requested accommodations?
  • If you are taking the NCLEX again, have you submitted another application to KSBN?
  • If it has been more than 2 years since you graduated, have you submitted a petition to test?
  • 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
      • Exam – Originally Licensed in Kansas
    • 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.