Kansas Nursing License

Looking for some charm in your next assignment? Big and small cities? How about some amazing food? If you’ve ever dreamt of getting a first-hand look at the Great Plains, then a career as a travel nurse in Kansas could be a perfect fit.

At Onward Healthcare, we've got all the information you need to know about a nursing license in Kansas, as well as wonderful travel nursing jobs in Kansas at top hospitals throughout the state. Read below to learn more and fill out the form to get started.

Steps to Get Your Kansas Nursing License

Applying for your Kansas Nursing License

Nurses have the ability to apply for a new license (examination) or a license by endorsement.

Initial applicants will need the following:

  • Official transcripts
  • Fingerprints and the background check fee submitted
  • Registration to take the NCLEX with PearsonVue

Endorsement applicants will need:

  • Official transcripts
  • Verification of original licensure
  • Fingerprints and the background check fee

How to Renew Your Kansas Nursing License

Nursing license renewals require a nurse to submit a renewal application within the specified time frame and have the ability to show proof of 30 hours of continuing education.

The fees for different types of Kansas RN licenses are as follows:

  • Multi-state license (obtaining the first time): $125.00
  • Single-state license (obtaining the first time): $100.00
  • Reinstatement with Temporary Permit: $150.00
  • Reinstatement without Temporary Permit: $150.00
  • Licensure Renewal (single or multi-state): $85.00
  • Exempt License: $50.00
  • Inactive License: $10.00

Kansas and The Multi-State Nurse Licensing Compact

The Kansas Nursing Board has all of the info you need to get on your way to obtaining the state license. One piece of exciting news is that Kansas joined the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) recently! Under the NLC, nurses can practice in other NLC states, without having to obtain additional state licenses.


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