Licensure By Reinstatement


Apply for license by reinstatement if your Kentucky license has expired.

Applications and documents are reviewed within 14 days.  However, if you respond "Yes" to the disciplinary or conviction questions it can take up to 3 months for processing your application.

Information on reinstating a KY nursing license for failure to renew.

NOTE: IN AN EFFORT TO PROMOTE A PAPERLESS PROCESS, THE INFORMATION PACKETS CONTAINING LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS AND BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION ARE POSTED BELOW.


Fee Payment Update: Effective July 6, 2020, fees assessed by the banking industry will be charged for each transaction. Payments made with a credit card will have an additional 2.75% of the payment added to the total. Payments made by ACH (online check) will have a $1.00 charge attached to the payment. The banking fees will be in addition to the fees due the Kentucky Board of Nursing.


RN and APRN Dual Reinstatement

Click here to reinstate BOTH your RN & APRN licenses.

RN or LPN Reinstatement

NOTE:  Effective February 1, 2021, all applicants will need to complete their state and federal fingerprint process through IdentoGO​. Instructions that are included in the packet information.

List of requirements, additional instructions and background check information are provided below.


    Requirements:

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    Meet the Continuing Competency Requirements

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    See Also...

    Verification of Employment Form


    Contact Us...

    Reinstatement Contact
    Use this contact form if you have questions about the licensure by reinstatement process.