Kansas Nursing License

Kansas Nursing

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Kansas State Board of Nursingbefore applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 9/6/2013

Kansas Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse $22,560$36,600$55,730 > $80,000* *The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Kansas can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Kansas nursing salary.

Kansas Nursing Scholarships

Below, find opportunities for nursing scholarships in Kansas. Click on the nursing scholarship’s name to learn more. For additional nursing financial aid options take a look at our nursing scholarships and grants page.
Nursing Scholarships in KansasScholarship AmountDr. Chas J. Beauchamp Endowed Scholarship$500 Kansas resident, 3.0 GPA. Written statement regarding intent to teach, full or part-time, in a nationally accredited nursing program in Kansas. KNSA District 2 Endowed Scholarship$500 Contract requires two years of full-time primary care clinical services in a public or nonprofit entity located in a Federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in Kansas. Morgan Sanders Endowed Scholarship$500 Contract requires two years of full-time primary care clinical services in a public or nonprofit entity located in a Federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in Kansas. Rose Mary (Vopat) Dlabal Nursing Education Scholarship$300 Contract requires two years of full-time primary care clinical services in a public or nonprofit entity located in a Federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in Kansas. Kansas State Loan Repayment ProgramUp to $20,000/year Contract requires two years of full-time primary care clinical services in a public or nonprofit entity located in a Federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in Kansas.
Learn about more financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.
Is Kansas a Nursing Licensure Compact State?No
Nursing License

There are many paths to become a nurse in Kansas. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Kansas, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Kansas nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Kansas, please let us know!


Kansas Nursing Licensure Renewal

Nursing licenses renew every two years with a cost of $60 for all specialties. All licenses expire on the last day of the birth month in odd- or even-numbered years based on the nurse’s birth year. Licenses may be renewed 90 days prior to the expiration date. Thirty hours of continuing nursing education (CNE) is required for renewal and must be completed prior to renewing the license.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Kansas

EducationCompletion of an Approved Advanced Practice Nursing Program; Although a Master’s Degree Is Not Explicitly Required, Many National Certifications Will Require a Masters Degree, and Many Advanced Practice Nursing Programs Will Yield a Masters Degree ExaminationVaries for Different Certifications Fees$50 Application Fee, $50 Background Check Fee ExperienceVaries for Different Certifications Certification RequiredNational Certification in Specialty Area RenewalAPRN licenses renew automatically with renewal of the registered nurse (R.N.) license. Additional InformationAn Active Kansas Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application Return to Top
 

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Kansas

EducationMaster’s Degree or Higher from a Nurse Anesthetist Program Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs ExaminationCertified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Exam from the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) Fees$75 Application fee, $50 Background Check Fee, $725 Certification Examination Fee ExperienceNone Certification RequiredCertified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) RenewalCRNA licenses renew automatically with renewal of the registered nurse (R.N.) license. Additional InformationAn Active Kansas Registered Nurse License Is Required for Certification Return to Top
 

Registered Nurse (RN) in Kansas

EducationCompletion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program ExaminationNCLEX-RN Fees$75 Application Fee, $50 Background Check Fee, $200 Examination Fee ExperienceNone RenewalNursing licenses renew every two years with a cost of $60 for all specialties. All licenses expire on the last day of the birth month in odd- or even-numbered years based on the nurse’s birth year. Licenses may be renewed 90 days prior to the expiration date. Thirty hours of continuing nursing education (CNE) is required for renewal and must be completed prior to renewing the license. Additional InformationNone EndorsementIndividuals Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to Board Approval. A $75 Application Fee Is Required. Return to Top
 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Kansas

EducationCompletion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program ExaminationNCLEX-PN Fees$50 Application Fee, $50 Background Check Fee, $200 Examination Fee ExperienceNone RenewalLPN licenses renew automatically with renewal of the registered nurse (R.N.) license. Additional InformationNone EndorsementIndividuals Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to Board Approval. A $75 Application Fee Is Required. Return to Top