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Alert Regarding Phishing Scam
Board staff has been advised of a phishing scam where a scammer called a nurse falsely claiming to be an employee of the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Be advised that KBN staff will never initiate contact with a KBN applicant or licensee by telephone with verbal requests for personal identifying information, such as financial information, date of birth or social security number. Any such phishing scams should be reported to the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General via the Scam/ID Theft complaint form:
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.
Apply for Licensure Online
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.
Note: Some of the links on this site access non-governmental agencies. The information on these pages is not controlled by KBN or the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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