To relinquish a license or credential, visit the KBN Document Library and conduct a keyword search for
voluntary relinquishment form. There is no fee to relinquish a license.
When a nurse relinquishes a license, the online validation will indicate that the license has lapsed.
The nurse will receive a letter that the license has been relinquished.
Once a license is relinquished, the nurse may not work as a nurse. To return to active practice, the nurse will need to apply for reinstatement and meet all requirements.