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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APPLICATIONS WILL TIME-OUT AFTER 15 MINUTES OF INACTIVITY ON THE SITE.
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Continuing education must be approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing or a National Nursing Organization/Association
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:
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:
Kansas Advanced practice license lapsed five (5) years or more:
YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION:
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 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:
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 Application Fee(s):
NO BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED TO REINSTATE AN EXEMPT, INACTIVE OR LAPSED LICENSE.
Valid forms of Payment:
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 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:
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.
Example of things to report to the board:
Subject to reporting:
And the following categories of misdemeanor are subject to be reported:
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:
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.