FEES TO INCREASE
Kentucky Board of Nursing administrative regulation, 201 KAR 20:240, was recently amended to increase licensure fees. The Board has set July 1, 2015 as the implementation date for the new fees. The specific new fees are as follows:
LICENSE RENEWAL – Beginning with renewal in 2015, the total fee for RNs and LPNs will be $65. This includes the renewal fee of $55 and the $5 NISF statutory fee and the $5 KARE for Nurses statutory fee. The total fee for renewal for APRNs will be $120. This includes the previous $65 fee and the APRN renewal fee of $55.
LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION – Beginning with applications for licensure by examination as an RN or LPN postmarked after July 1, 2015, the new fee will be $125.
LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT – Beginning with applications for licensure by endorsement as an RN or LPN postmarked after July 1, 2015, the new fee will be $165.
LICENSURE AS AN APRN – Beginning with applications for licensure as an APRN postmarked after July 1, 2015, the new fee will be $165.
REINSTATEMENT OF A LICENSE AS AN APRN, RN, OR LPN – Beginning with applications for reinstatement of any license postmarked after July 1, 2015, the new fee will be $135.
If you have any questions about the fees, please contact Nathan Goldman at Nathan.Goldman@ky.gov, 502-429-3309 or Ruby King at Ruby.King@ky.gov, 502-429-3331.
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