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Information regarding the process to obtain a license by examination
The process to apply for licensure by examination is the same for LPNs and RNs.
Please review the below list of application requirements and additional information.
Kentucky Board of Nursing ATTN: Examination 312 Whittington Pkwy., Suite 300 Louisville, Kentucky 40222
Graduates of Kentucky programs of nursing have met the following requirements. All others must earn:
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Applications and documents are reviewed within 14 days. However, if you respond "Yes" to the disciplinary or conviction questions it can take up to three months to process your application.