CHANGE TO LICENSURE VALIDATION/VERIFICATION PROCEDURE
As required by the Kentucky Board of Nursing’s (KBN) state website provider, Kentucky Interactive (KI), the KBN has changed the Basic License Validation procedure on our website. We are now required to use a “CAPTCHA” (Telling Humans and Computers Apart Automatically) to verify that our users are human and not “robot” internet users. KBN was notified by KI that a high volume of intentional random contacts attempted to gain entry into the database, necessitating the addition of CAPTCHA
We are continuing to explore options such as creating user accounts with KI that would allow individuals or facilities to access the Board's online validation system without having to use a CAPTCHA. The user account will allow you to sign into the Kentucky.gov system directly to continue Basic License Validation. This account will be free of charge.
Until this process can be defined, and if you experience issues, please contact Carlos Luna, Operations Manager, at KI by phone at 502-875-3733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ITT Technical Institute Closure – September 12, 2016
For students seeking information regarding this matter, please contact the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education by email at ITT@ky.gov.
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.
For directions to the Kentucky Board of Nursing's physical location, please click here.
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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.
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