NCLEX Forms for Kansas

Application for Licensure by Examination

RN and LPN Application form: http://www.ksbn.org/forms/Initiallicense.pdf

Fees:
RN Licensure Application: $75.00
LPN Licensure Application: $50.00
Fingerprint/Criminal Background Check Processing Fee: $50.00
Fingerprint taking fee: Varies ($7.50 if taken by the Board of Nursing)

All fees are non-refundable.

Highlights:

  • Application forms for the state of Kansas must be submitted on paper.
  • Fingerprints and criminal background checks are required.
  • Applicants with criminal or disciplinary history must disclose that information and submit additional documentation to the Board.  
  • Submitting the application for licensure by examination does NOT register you for the exam. Applicants must register and pay separately for the exam by going to: www.pearsonvue.com.

Before mailing the application in:

  • Register to take the NCLEX. If you submit the application for licensure before registering for the exam, your application process may be delayed.
  • Request an official school transcript. The transcript should be sent by your nursing school directly to the Board.
  • Obtain a recent (less than six months old), passport-size photograph (2x2) and affix it with glue on the first page of the application.
  • Make an appointment to have your fingerprints taken. One (1) completed fingerprint card must be submitted to the KSBN directly from the facility taking the prints.
  • Have the application form notarized. Take the application form to a Notary Public. A Notary Public is someone who is licensed to verify the authenticity of a person's signature. DO NOT SIGN your application until you take it to be notarized. The Notary Public has to watch you sign the application.

The Notary Public may charge a fee for his or her services. To find a Notary Public try your bank or the post office. You can also search here: http://www.notaryrotary.com/agent/find_a_notary.asp

Fingerprinting Process:
Request a fingerprint card online by going to: http://www.ksbn.org/webform/fingerprintorder.html

Print the Waiver Agreement and Statement form found here: http://www.ksbn.org/forms/waiverform.pdf

Take the fingerprint card and waiver form to the place where your fingerprints will be taken.

Fingerprinting may be done at any law enforcement agency or by any other properly trained vendor. You may also have the staff of the Board of Nursing take electronic prints at the board office. The fee for this service is $7.50.

The facility taking the prints must send one (1) completed fingerprint card directly to theĀ  KSBN.

Licensing Process
Once you are registered for the exam and the application, fee, and supporting documentation have been received, the Board will determine your eligibility to test.

Applicants who are deemed eligible to test will receive an Authorization To Test (ATT) notification directly from the testing service. The ATT letter will include information regarding scheduling the examination. 

When passing examination results are received by the Board a license will be issued.

About Temporary Permits

The state of Kansas only issues temporary permits to nurses who are seeking to be licensed by endorsement.

Candidates with Disabilities:
If you require accommodations during the exam, contact the Board of Nursing at:

Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, Kansas 66612
785 296-2967

Need More Information?

Access the site for the Kansas Board of Nursing here: http://www.ksbn.org/