Kansas Board of Nursing

The Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) can be termed as nursing regulatory agency of the Kansas state for the protection of the public by regulating the Nurses practice in the state of Kansas. The mission of the Board is to “Protect the Public Health, Safety and Welfare of the Citizens of Kansas through the Licensure and Regulation Process”.

It is the responsibility of the Board to regulate, implement and enforce state laws for nursing license, nursing practices, nursing education, and nursing schools in the state of Kansas. The board comprises of 9 members from the nursing field and public and, the Governor appoints theses members to the board.

The board has also set standards and regulations for meeting the stipulation of the law and Kansas Nurse Practice Act in licensing, nursing practice, nursing education, education programs and practice of nurses, nurse aides or nurse assistants.

It is the duty of these board members to review regulations pro­posed to board and make policy decisions. The Board also reviews and initiates disciplinary actions on these nursing professionals that are responsible for violations of their nursing practice. The Board also oversees licensing procedures through examination, endorsement, and rein­statement.

The Board provides complete services and information and forms on Licenses application, licensing, licensures, education and others.

The basic functions and services of the Board include:

  • Verifications of License
  • Licensing Division
  • Contact Us
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Licensing and other Forms
  • Discipline Cases
  • Education Division
  • Nurse Practice Act

Any applicant or Licensee can download following Licensing and various other Forms from Boards site:

  • Licensing Forms
  • Renewal of current Kansas license
  • Reinstatement of previous Kansas license
  • Endorsement from another state
  • Advanced Practice Application
  • Examinations and Foreign Applications
  • Miscellaneous Licensing
  • Address Change
  • Change of Name Certificate
  • Duplicate License Affidavit IV Therapy Application
  • Additional Wall Certificate Order Form
  • Additional ARNP Wall Certificate Order Form
  • DEA Form
  • Legal Forms
  • Education Forms
  • Information Request / Records Inspections Form
  • Other Agency Forms

The link to official web site of the Board is http://www.ksbn.org/ and Link to online License verification is https://www.accesskansas.org/nursing/verification/demo/

You must also remember that starting July 1, 2010, the Kansas State Board of Nursing will no longer issue the usual Wallet Card (“license”) that you used to receive. Now Certificates and license cards will only be printed with initial licensure and they will indicate that the board has approved your licensure in Kansas as a registered professional nurse, a licensed practical nurse, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, or a licensed mental health technician. This Licensure will have your name, address and license number.

If you are wondering, if Certified Nurses Aides (CNA’s) and Certified Medication Aides (CMA’s) are licensed or certified through the Kansas State Board of Nursing or not then, the answer will be in negative because, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) handles CNA and CMA certification and Nurse Aide Registry.

For further information a certified nurse aide can contact KDHE at (785) 296-1240 or www.kdhe.state.ks.us/hoc/.

Contact details of Board of Nursing Kansas

Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street Suite 1051
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230
Main: 785-296-4929
Fax: 785-296-3929
Email: www.ksbn.org