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Licensure of Non-U.S.A. Educated Nurses

General Requirements

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All nurses educated outside of the U.S.A. or educated in Puerto Rico after September 1, 2006, must:

Application Information

Applications and documents are reviewed within 14 days.  However if you respond "Yes" to the disciplinary or conviction questions it can take up to 3 months for processing of your application.

Click on one of the following links for information on obtaining a Kentucky nursing license:

Licensure by Examination:

  • Never been licensed in the U.S.A., or
  • Have never taken and passed NCLEX

Licensure by Endorsement:

  • Have been licensed in another U.S.A. state or jurisdiction, and
  • Have passed NCLEX

 

Last Updated 10/3/2013
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