Board of Nursing

The Kentucky Board of Nursing protects the public by development and enforcement of state laws governing the safe practice of nurses, dialysis technicians, and licensed certified professional midwives.


How to submit a transcript when applying for licensure.

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How to submit a complaint

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Application Status

Check on the status of your application

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State and Federal Background Checks

Request your State and Federal Criminal Background Checks for KBN applications. KBN Service Code 27GKJR.

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Online Validation

Verify the status of a license or credential issued by the KBN.

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Kentucky Alternative Recovery Effort

KARE assists nurses whose abilities are compromised by a Substance Use Disorder.

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Schedule an In-Person or Zoom Appointment

Learn more about scheduling an in-person or Zoom appointment with a KBN staff member.

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Meeting Dates

See a list of board and committee meeting dates.

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Nursing Workforce Projection Model

Access comprehensive data on licensures demographics, employment metrics, enrollment, graduates, job trends, and prelicensure nursing programs across Kentucky.

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News Feed

Attention all APRNs!

We sent an email to all APRN’s Monday, June 10 at 8pm ET. Please verify you did receive this email. If not please log into your nurse portal account and verify that your Name, Address, Email Address, and other Demographic information are correct and up-to-date. Keeping your information accurate is crucial to ensuring you receive important messages and updates. Thank you for your attention to this matter!

Instructions on how to update information is found here

Nurses Retain Top Ethics Rating in U.S., but Below 2020 High

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Hot Off the Presses- Spring 2024 Issue KBN Connection

Read a copy of the newest edition of the KBN Connection from the publisher or you can go to the KBN Document Library and enter "KBN Connection Winter 2024 Edition 78" in the search field.


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Louisville, KY 40222





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Nurse Aide Registry

Fax: ​502-429-1247
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