Reinstatement

Online Application Instructions

NOTICE: Please read all information before starting the application process. The link for the application is located at the bottom of this page.


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CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Continuing education must be approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing or a National Nursing Organization/Association
and no less than 1/2 contact hour per course in length.

Reinstatement of an Exempt, Inactive or Lapsed License:

RN or LPN reinstatement:

Kansas License Lapsed within the preceding five (5) years:

Submit to KSBN the completed Reinstatement Application, appropriate fee(s), and satisfactory proof of 30 contact hours of approved continuing nursing education (CNE) earned within the preceding (2) year period (copies of certificates of completion must be mailed/faxed/emailed to KSBN).

Kansas License Lapsed five (5) years or more:

Submit to the KSBN the completed Reinstatement Application, appropriate fee, and one of the following:

  • Evidence of licensure in another jurisdiction that requires 30 contact hours of continuing nursing education, OR
  • Evidence of licensure in another state during the preceding five (5) year period and satisfactory proof of 30 contact hours of approved continuing nursing education earned within the preceding  two (2) years (copies of certificates of completion must be mailed/faxed/emailed to KSBN), OR
  • Evidence of satisfactory completion of a refresher course approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Please arrange refresher course prior to filing a completed reinstatement application.  A temporary permit is not required to complete a refresher course but an application must be sent to KSBN prior to beginning the clinical portion of the refresher course. A KSBN approved refresher course serves as acceptable continuing nursing education.

Advanced Practice Reinstatement:

Licensure in Kansas is mandatory to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). You may not be employed to practice as an APRN in Kansas until licensed/certified or issued a temporary permit by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Licensure/certification in another state, territory or country does not grant applicants the privilege of practicing as an APRN in Kansas. APRN applicants must also have a current license as a Registered Professional Nurse in Kansas.

Kansas Advanced Practice License lapsed within five (5) years:

  • Satisfactory proof of 30 contact hours of approved continuing nursing education in the advanced practice registered nurse role earned within the preceding two (2) year period (copies of certificates of completion must be mailed/faxed/emailed); OR
  • Evidence of licensure in another jurisdiction and while licensed in the jurisdiction, has accumulated 1,000 hours of advanced registered nurse practitioner practice within the preceding five (5) year period. (Form to verify 1,000 hours is available on the KSBN website, Affidavit of Hours Worked )

Kansas Advanced practice license lapsed five (5) years or more:

  • Satisfactory proof of 30 contact hours of approved continuing nursing education in the advanced practice registered nurse role earned within the preceding two (2) years (copies of certificates of completion must be mailed/faxed/emailed) and evidence of licensure in another jurisdiction and while licensed in the jurisdiction, has accumulated 1,000 hours of advanced register nurse practitioner practice within the preceding five (5) year period. (Form to verify 1,000 hours is available on KSBN’s website, Affidavit of Hours Worked ) OR
  • Verification of completion of a refresher course approved by the KSBN.

YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION:

  • Employment information (if employed as a nurse) for the preceding five (5) years of employment; name of employer, street address, city, state, and zip code for your employer, dates of employment, as well as a phone number.
  • Valid credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express) or checking account information (routing and account number). There is a service fee charged for an e-check refused by the bank due to insufficient funds or closed account.

NOTE: The granting of a temporary permit is discretionary and in no circumstance guarantees licensure: You may be eligible for a NONRENEWABLE temporary permit which permits employment as a LPN/RN/RNA in the state of Kansas while the application is being processed. Prior to the issuance of a temporary permit, a completed reinstatement application (and fee) and proof of a current license in another state or active Kansas license within the past five (5) years must be received by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.
Please see section on temporary permits for more information.


Reinstatement Application:

Please be advised:

Name: Do not use nicknames. If you do not have a middle name, leave the field blank. If you have just an initial for a first or middle name, write just the initial in the corresponding field.

The reinstatement application is not yet optimized for mobile devices. As a result, we recommend using a desktop computer.


Reinstating an Exempt, Inactive or Lapsed license:

  • Online Reinstatement Application and application fee.
  • Proof of a current license (for the type in which you are applying to reinstate).
  • Certificates of completion of KSBN approved continuing nursing education.

Mailing Address

Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson, Ste 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
Fax Number: 1.785.296.3929
Email Address for Continuing Nursing Education Only
reinstatement@ksbn.state.ks.us

Reinstatement Application Fee(s):

Application fee:

  • $70 – LPN or RN without Temporary Permit
  • $95 – LPN or RN with Temporary Permit
  • $75 – APRN without a Temporary Permit
  • $60 – RNA without Temporary Permit
  • $70 – RNA with Temporary Permit

NO BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED TO REINSTATE AN EXEMPT, INACTIVE OR LAPSED LICENSE.

Valid forms of Payment:

Online Applications:

  • Credit or Debit Card; Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express
  • Electronic Check

After successful completion (including approval of payment), you will receive a confirmation page. You will have the option to print the confirmation. YOU NEED TO PRINT THIS FOR YOUR RECORDS AND AS RECEIPT OF PAYMENT.

Pursuant to K.A.R. 60-3-107: Applications for reinstatement of licensure while awaiting documentation of qualification shall be active for six months.

  • The expiration of each application shall be based upon the date of receipt at the agency.
  • Once the application has expired, each individual seeking licensure shall file a new application along with the appropriate fee as prescribed by K.A.R. 60-4-101.

Temporary Permit

The granting of a temporary permit is discretionary and in no circumstance guarantees licensure to follow.

You may be eligible for a nonrenewable temporary permit which permits employment as a LPN/RN/RNA in the state of Kansas while the applicant is completing required continuing nursing education. Prior to the issuance of a temporary permit, a completed reinstatement application (and fee(s)) and proof of current licensure in another state is required.

Some examples in which a temporary permit may be denied include (but not limited to), if you:

  • Have been under investigation or had disciplinary action pending in Kansas or any other state or agency of the U.S. Government, territory of the United States, or country.
  • Have had past disciplinary action in another state or agency of the U.S. Government, territory of the United States, or country.
  • Have had other disciplinary action taken against the applicant or licensee by a licensing authority of another state, agency of the U.S. Government, territory of the United States or country.
  • Have criminal history.
  • No Social Security Number.

Legal – Misdemeanor/Felony/Disciplinary Action

Convictions: If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor and/or felony, specific certified/dated copies of court documents (for EACH) conviction are REQUIRED and must be mailed to KSBN. The certified/dated copies must be current (dated within 3 months of submission). Without receipt of the REQUIRED documents, the application is considered incomplete and may result in a denial of licensure.

Please note: A successfully completed court-ordered Diversion is NOT a conviction, and DOES NOT need to be reported to KSBN. Also note that different courts may use different titles for similar court documents.

The following list is not all inclusive but represents the types of court documents that can be obtained from the office of the Clerk of the Court where the conviction(s) occurred – City (municipal), county (district/circuit) or federal court.

  • Uniform Notice to Appear and Complaint (e.g. ticket), Complaint/Petition or Indictment:
  • DO NOT submit information regarding speeding or parking tickets.
  • Amended Complaint/Petition or Indictment (indicates charges were increased/decreased from the original charges)
  • Journal Entry of Judgment (Conviction) and Sentencing (this may be on the back side of the ticket or a separate piece of paper entitled “Journal Entry”
  • Probation Agreement (if any) and current status
  • Diversion Agreement (if any) and current status
  • Proof that all fines, fees, costs and/or restitution have been paid or record of payment to date

Example of things to report to the board:

Subject to reporting:

  • All felonies.

And the following categories of misdemeanor are subject to be reported:

  • Alcohol;
  • any drugs;
  • deceit;
  • dishonesty;
  • endangerment of a child or vulnerable adult;
  • falsification;
  • fraud;
  • misrepresentation;
  • physical, emotional, financial, or sexual exploitation of a child or vulnerable adult;
  • physical or verbal abuse;
  • theft;
  • violation of a protection from abuse order or protection from stalking order; or any action arising out of a violation of any state or federal regulation.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION: If you have been disciplined by any Board (e.g. professional licensure) or governmental agency (e.g. Department of Aging and Disability Services  regarding CNA and HHA certification, Department of Revenue regarding a driver’s license suspension, cancellation and/or revocation for any reason) you are REQUIRED to provide  certified/dated copy of that Board order or disciplinary/administrative action. You may obtain a copy of your current Driver’s record by going to any driver’s license exam station with a current photo ID and request the document. (A small fee is usually charged for a copy of your driving record.)

EXPLANATORY LETTER: You are REQUIRED to submit an explanatory letter regarding EACH conviction and/or disciplinary/administrative action. The letter should include the following information:

  • Date of the criminal offense or disciplinary action;
  • Circumstances leading up to the arrest or disciplinary/administrative action;
  • Actual conviction or disciplinary/administrative action;
  • Actual sentence or board/regulatory agency order;
  • Current status of sentence of order; and
  • Rehabilitation (if any).

Legal Questions on Application

If you answer yes to question(s) on the application or have a criminal history on your background/history, the required documentation must be received by KSBN or it will be considered incomplete and cannot be processed by the KSBN.

If you have questions about the conviction or disciplinary action requirements, please contact the Kansas State Board of Nursing Legal Department at 785.296.1817.

Check Application Status

Access the KSBN website and click on “check status of application”, log in and locate the license application type in which you submitted, and then click “View Checklist”.  When a requirement for licensure has been received it will be marked “complete” with the date it was processed. Should an item still say “unchecked” , this means the information has not been received by KSBN or it has not been processed yet (please allow 3-5 business days) by the KSBN.

Please be advised“not applicable” means the particular item is NOT required or needed.

Check Status of Kansas License/Print a Copy of License

Access the KSBN website and click on “license verification database” and click “begin searching” (green button under picture of mobile devices) then select the tab for the way you would like to search, either “Search by License Number” or “Search by Name”.  Once your license has been issued or renewed it will display here with updates. You can print a current copy of your license anytime from this site free of charge.

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