Jurisprudence Examination

Who must take the exam:

What is the Jurisprudence Exam:

  • It's a computerized exam
    • Housed by The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
  • Fifteen dollar ($15) fee payable to NCSBN
  • Content based on Kentucky Nursing Laws and Advisory opinion statements.
    • The Jurisprudence Exam Study Guide  may be printed before you access the exam or 
    • You may view/print the Jurisprudence Exam Study Guide  from within the exam by clicking on the "Print Version" link
  • Consists of thirty-five (35) questions
  • Available for three (3) weeks after payment is accepted by NCSBN
    • If the exam is not completed in one sitting, responses to all questions are deleted when exiting the exam.
    • If the exam is not completed within three (3) weeks, you will have to pay another $15 fee to NCSBN to access the exam.   

How to access the exam:

  • Please utilize Internet Explorer or Firefox when accessing the Jurisprudence Examination.  
  • You must first submit an application for licensure to KBN. 
  • Then go to the application status link to access the link to the exam.

Requires a NCSBN Learning Extension account

  • Create a new login or
  • Use your existing login
    • Be sure to update your profile to include date of birth, last 4 of social security number and application type.  (instructions)