How to Obtain Your Kansas Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State

See below for information about obtaining a Kansas nursing license.

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES

Application

$75

Background Check

$50

License Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEES

PROCESS

Timely

$55

Renew Online

Reinstatement

$70

Reinstatement

$95 with Temp Permit

Approx. 2 weeks for a paper application

Temporary License Processing

It takes approximately 2 weeks to receive a temporary license in Kansas and the license will last for up to 120 days (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

TEMPORARY

PERMANENT

Completed Application – Notarized

Yes

Yes

Proof/Verification of Original State license

No

Yes

Copy of Current License

Yes

No

Transcripts – Received Directly from Nursing School

No

Yes

Completed Fingerprint Card & Wavier Agreement Form

No

Yes

Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are in the process of being received and are used in the meantime before a permanent license is obtained. There are additional steps that MUST be completed to receive a permanent license.

Additional Information

Reinstatement Information:

  • All applications must be notarized.
  • Lapsed within 5 years Proof of 30 hours of approved continuing nurse education within 2 years.
  • Lapsed 5 years or more Verification of current active license and proof of 30 hours of approved continuing nurse education within 2 years.
  • May apply for a 120-day temporary permit to complete the 30 hours of continuing education.
  • View license verification process here.

Link to Online Renewal

Check address for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.

Contact Information & Mailing Address

Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 S.W. Jackson
Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: 785-296-4929

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