KANSAS NURSING LICENSE

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 Nursing before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 1/20/2015

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Kansas
Nursing Licenses in Kansas Master's Required?
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNA) Y
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) N
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Y
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Y
Registered Nurse (RN) N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) N

Kansas Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing Assistant: $23,110
Licensed Practice Nurse: $38,580
Registered Nurse: $56,410
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: > $80,000*
 
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Kansas can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Kansas nursing salary.

Learn about financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

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!

Compact State Status

Kansas is not a Nursing Licensure Compact State.

Prescriptive Authority in Kansas

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses may apply for prescriptive authority for Schedule II-V controlled substances in collaboration with a physician.

Kansas Nursing Licensure Renewal

Nursing licenses renew every two years with a cost of $55 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.

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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Nurse Midwife) in Kansas

Education
Completion of an Approved Advanced Practice Nursing Program; Master’s degree is required for all specialties except CNM, which requires a bachelor’s.

Fees
$50 Application Fee, $50 Background Check Fee

Experience
Varies for Different Certifications

Certification Required
National Certification in Specialty Area

Renewal
APRN licenses renew automatically with renewal of the registered nurse (R.N.) license.

Additional Information
An Active Kansas Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application

 

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Kansas

Education
Master’s Degree or Higher from a Nurse Anesthetist Program Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Examination
Certified 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

Experience
None

Certification Required
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)

Renewal
CRNA licenses renew automatically with renewal of the registered nurse (R.N.) license.

Additional Information
An Active Kansas Registered Nurse License Is Required for Certification

 

Registered Nurse (RN) in Kansas

Education
Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-RN

Fees
$75 Application Fee, $50 Background Check Fee, $200 Examination Fee

Experience
None

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.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Individuals Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to Board Approval. A $75 Application Fee Is Required.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Kansas

Education
Completion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-PN

Fees
$50 Application Fee, $50 Background Check Fee, $200 Examination Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
LPN licenses renew automatically with renewal of the registered nurse (R.N.) license.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Individuals Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to Board Approval. A $50 Application Fee Is Required.

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Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

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