> WALLET CARDS WILL NO LONGER BE ISSUED ON
RENEWAL OF A LICENSE
WALLET CARDS WILL NO LONGER BE ISSUED ON RENEWAL OF
Starting July 1, 2010 you will no
longer receive the usual wallet card
("license") that you are accustomed to receiving. The
change in procedure was made for public protection and also as a
fiscal savings due to the decrease of budget the board has been
required to take in FY 09 and FY 10.
It is estimated that $16,000 will be saved yearly with this change.
Certificates and license cards will only be printed
with initial licensure.
The certificate and card will indicate that you have been approved
for licensure in Kansas as a registered professional nurse, a licensed
practical nurse, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, or a
licensed mental health technician. These documents will have your
name, address and license number. There will NOT be a date of expiration
on your certificate. The current status of your license (whether
active, inactive, lapsed, suspended,
etc.) is available online at the Board's website: www.ksbn.org
. The web site will also show the date your license expires. For
employers to verify the status of the license, employers will go
online (just as they do now). It is important that the nurse verifies
that their license has been renewed. You can do that by going to
www.ksbn.org and click on license
renewals. Log into the system and insert your UserID and Password.
The list of licenses that you hold will be displayed under your
personal information. It will contain your license number, status,
issue date, and expiration date (see examples below).
There will be no process change on notification of
renewal as you will continue to receive notice that your license
is due for renewal just as you do now. KSBN will continue to mail
the notice approximately 90 days prior of your birth month. If you
were born in an odd year (example 1975) you will receive the notice
in an odd year (example 2011). If you were born in an even year
(example 1978) you will receive your notice in an even year (2010).
For example, if your birth month is September 1975, the postcard
is mailed the first week of July 2011. If your birth month is October
1978, the postcards are mailed the first week of August 2010.
You may ALWAYS renew online within 90 days of
your birth month in the year that you are due to renew. It would
be a good practice to check your nursing license EVERY year on your
birthday to make sure that the license does not lapse. This is particularly
a good habit in case you forget to notify the Board that you have
moved, and the post office is no longer forwarding your mail. If
you move you are required to notify the board within 30 days of
your new address. You may notify the board by going on line and
changing your address. This service is available 24 hours a day-7
days a week.