Licensure By Endorsement




Temp License:
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The Process


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Temporary License 

1. Complete the application for Licensure by Endorsement online 

  • Provide information about your degree
  • Provide information regarding your original state of licensure; license type, license number, and status
  • Employment information for the preceding five years of employment as a nurse
  • Proof of a valid United States Social Security Number

2. Pay the associated fees online

3. The Board of Nursing must receive your Complete Background Check and waivers. A temporary permit may be issued while your background check is processing. 

  • You can go into the Kansas State Board of Nursing office to have a live scan of your prints done (Monday - Friday 8:00a-3:30p) no appointment necessary.
  • You can request a fingerprint card online and wait 7-10 business days for your request to be processed and arrive in the mail. Once you receive it, you can be fingerprinter wherever you are located and mail them to the Kansas State Board of Nursing with the appropriate fee.

4. The Board of Nursing must receive proof of your current license in another state. 

  • This does not need to be official. For instance, if you are currently licensed in California you do not need to send an official verification form. You can just send in a copy of your license or a print out of your online verification. 

You now qualify for a temporary license and must complete the following steps before your temporary license expires in order to receive a permanent license.

5. Official transcripts

  • Request that they are sent directly to Kansas State Board of Nursing from your nursing program, via U.S. Mail, Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse.

6. Verification of original states license 

  • If the state participates in Nursys, you must complete the Nursys verification process, pay their fee and designate Kansas as the receipt of the verification.
  • If the state does not participate in Nursys, you must contact their state Board directly for further instructions. You will need to send them a blank Verification of License form to complete and submit to the Kansas State Board of Nursing on your behalf.

7, You must mail all required legal documents and an explanatory letter to Board to support convictions noted on your application (if applicable).

Renewal License

  • Renewal of your license occurs every 2 years
  • 30 required contact hours


  • Graduation from an approved nursing program of practical nursing or professional nursing in the United States or its territories or from a nursing program for practical nursing or professional nursing in a foreign country which is approved by the KSBN.
  • Licensure by examination in another jurisdiction which utilized the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE) or National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) as the licensing tool.
  • Affidavit of Work Hours - Have your employer complete and notarize this form to validate you have worked a minimum of 1,000 hours as a RN. You only need to complete this if you graduated from Excelsior nursing program. 
  • You must provide proof of completion/graduation from an approved nursing education program. Either electronically sent or mailed in transcripts sent directly from your nursing program. 


Temporary License

Approximately 2-4 weeks upon receipt of all required documents. The temporary license is valid for 120 days.

Permanent License

Approximately 6-8 weeks upon receipt of all required documents.


Endorsement Application (single state):


Endorsement Application (multistate):




Important things to Know About Applying For Licensure for Endorsement

  • Your application will expire after 6 months if you do not complete it. 
  • If you have a Single State Kansas License and want to convert it to a Multistate license, you can follow these instructions. Processing times is 6-8 weeks upon receipt of all required information. (This includes the required fingerprint and background check submissions.)

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