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Home > Initial Application Frequently Asked Questions

Initial Application Frequently Asked Questions

Most Frequently Asked Initial Application Questions

Q. How long do I have to test after graduation?

A: You have 2 years from the date of your graduation to test without additional requirements.

Q: When will I receive my new Authorization to Test (ATT) number?

A: You will receive your ATT once:

  • KSBN has received completed application with fee

  • KSBN has received Approval to Test before Transcript or your Degree posted Transcript

  • Applicant has submitted examination fee to PearsonVue

Q: My classmates all got their Authorization to Test number but I haven't received mine?

A: You should check status of application to see that you have met all of your requirements.

  • Visit www.ksbn.org website

  • Select Check Status of Application

  • Register a Person to create a UserID and Password

  • Log in to see what may be missing

Q: My classmates have received their license, when will I get mine?

A. If you have passed NCLEX, KSBN may not have received all the required documentation.

  • Visit www.ksbn.org website

  • Select Check Status of Application

  • Register a Person to create a UserID and Password

  • Log in to see what may be missing

Q: On the Check Status of Application the Approved by Legal is unchecked. What does this mean since I do not have any legal issues?

A: This may mean we are waiting on the background check information from the fingerprints you submitted. It does not necessarily mean there have been legal issues discovered.

Q: I went to Check Status of Application and noticed a License Number assigned to me. When will I get my card?

A: License cards for new licensees are printed at least weekly.

Q: I went to Check Status of Application and noticed Passed NCLEX was checked. What does this mean?

A: It means that you passed the NCLEX exam. This does NOT mean a license has been issued yet.

Q: I'm foreign educated. What are the requirements for foreign nurses to be licensed in Kansas?

A: . Please refer to our website, www.ksbn.org, click on Forms & scroll down to Instructions for Foreign Nurses.

Q: Where do I get my school code?

A: Please contact your school or visit the NCSBN.org website for the code which is required on the Initial License application.

Q: I just got my license card but there is no expiration date on the card. When does my license expire?

A: The expiration date shall be the last day of the month in which the licensee's birthday occurs and will be an odd or even year depending on which year you were born in. A license expires every two years. Refer to our License Verification Database at www.ksbn.org to see when your license expires.

Q: How do I apply for accommodations for NCLEX testing?

A: NCLEX candidates may request special accommodations for taking the NCLEX examination. The instructions are available at the KSBN website.

Q: Can I fax my Petition to Retest Application?

A: No, the complete Petition for Permission to Test or Retest must be mailed.

Q: What do I need to do to retake the NCLEX exam?

  • Re-apply and submit payment to PearsonVue (at www.ncsbn.org) to test

  • Completed application with fee to KSBN

  • If over two years after graduation date, complete Petition for Permission to Test or Retest

Q: What are some examples of an incomplete application?

A: An incomplete application could be any of the following:

  • White-out was used on an application

  • Fee not enclosed

  • Application not signed/notarized on the same date

  • Copy received not original application

  • All questions need to be answered completely including graduation date and school codes

 



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