Nurse Licensure Compact
Kansas is now a Compact State!
On July 1, 2019 the conversion application will be available on our website for all existing Kansas RN and LPN licensed nurses to apply to convert from single state license to multi state license. You must meet all of the uniform license requirements to be able to qualify for this conversion. One requirement of the conversion application is submitting a fingerprint packet for a background check. This must be done regardless of how long you have been licensed in Kansas in order to go from single state to multi state license!!!
Please Note: The conversion application IS NOT THE SAME THING as a renewal application! Submitting the conversion application and meeting the Uniform License Requirements will only change you from single state license to multi state license. It DOES NOT change your expiration date.
You will only submit the conversion application if you are already licensed in Kansas!!!
If you have never been licensed in Kansas you will need to follow the endorsement application and fulfill all of its requirements. If applying before July 1st, this will result in a single state license. If after July 1, 2019, you will have the option for multi state license. After July 1, 2019 If you are in the process of moving to Kansas, upon establishing residency you may continue to practice in Kansas with your former multi state license until your new Kansas multi state license is issued.
If you have never been licensed anywhere and Kansas is your initial state of licensure, typically students, you will submit the initial exam application and fulfill all of its requirements. If applying before July 1, 2019, this will result in a single state license. If after July 1st, you will have the option for multi state license.
If you have previously been licensed in Kansas and have since let that license expire and you would like to re-activate that license you will need to submit the reinstatement application and fulfill all of its requirements. This will only result in a single state Kansas license. You will then need to submit the conversion application after July 1, 2019, if you want this license to be a multi state license.
Your renewal periods will not change if your license goes from single state to multi state. You are still required to have 30 hours of approved continuing nursing education to renew. You are responsible for making sure that you know your expiration date and that you renew your license!
To verify your issue/expiration date of your license you can visit nursys.com