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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LCPM Annual Report

September 1 is the deadline for LCPMs to file their annual report for the period of July 1 through June 30.

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312 Whittington Parkway
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222





Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Nurse Aide Registry

Fax: ​502-429-1247
(Louisville Exchange)