The Kentucky Board of Nursing is an agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, governed by the Nurse Practice Act. The Board is a separate and distinct entity from any professional association.
Our job is to protect public health and welfare by developing and enforcing state laws governing the safe practice of nursing.
The Board is self-supporting through fees assessed for professional licensure. The agency receives no general fund tax appropriation.
NOTICE TO APRNs
July 15, 2014
ALL APRNs will be notified on July 16 by email (if you have provided your email address), or via US mail, with the details of how to request to discontinue a Collaborative Agreement for Prescribing Authority for Non-Scheduled drugs (CAPA-NS) after having a CAPA-NS in place for four (4) years. You must complete a Notification to Discontinue the CAPA-NS after Four Years form.
For those APRNs who wish to continue their CAPA-NS you must complete a Notification of a Collaborative Agreement for the APRN’s Prescriptive Authority for Nonscheduled Legend Drugs (CAPA-NS) form.
Please click on the links in the message you will receive to print down the appropriate form, complete the form and return to the Kentucky Board of Nursing via email, fax, or mail.
Announcing: KBN's Centennial
This year is the Kentucky Board of Nursing's Centennial Anniversary.
Governor's KBN Centennial Year Proclamation [PDF Format - 501KB]
Commemorative Centennial Lapel Pins are available for $5.00 each, and may be ordered from the KBN Office. To view the pin, click here [PDF Format - 2.5MB]
To order the pin, please print and complete this [PDF Format - 20KB] order form, then submit it by mail along with payment.
For directions to the Kentucky Board of Nursing's physical location, please click here.
Apply for Licensure Online
APPLICATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
NOTE: Application is best viewed using Internet Explorer or Firefox.
It is not the practice of KBN to release NCLEX results to another board of nursing.
PRIMARY SOURCE VERIFICATION: The KBN website is considered primary source verification and is actually the preferred method of licensure validation. Both JCAHO and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of the Inspector General, consider verification through the website as evidence of licensure.
Nursing Leadership Programs
For information on Nursing Leadership Programs, please click here.
Note: Some of the links on this site access non-governmental agencies. The information on these pages is not controlled by KBN or the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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