RN and LPN Licensure by Examination
Online Application: Nursing Licensure Online Application
To obtain a paper application, you must submit the following form along with a $40.00 fee: Nursing Licsensure Paper Application
Fees are non-refundable
As part of the application process, you must:
An FD-258 fingerprint card with the ORI number KY920170Z is used for fingerprinting. The ORI number is the number assigned to the Kentucky Board of Nursing. It lets the fingerprint processing center know where to send results.
Fingerprints may be taken at a law enforcement agency or at a UPS center.
When the card is completed, it should be sent to the Kentucky State Police along with the $16.50 fee. DO NOT send it to the Board of Nursing.
Once the application, fee, fingerprint and criminal background check results, and supporting documents have been reviewed, the Board will determine if you are eligible to test.
If you are eligible to take the NCLEX, you will receive an authorization to test (ATT) and instructions on scheduling the test.
When passing NCLEX results are received by the board, a license will be issued.
License cards are NOT sent out. Applicants will receive an email containing their license number and expiration date.
About Temporary Permits
Graduates may receive a provisional license allowing them to practice while NCLEX results are pending.
To obtain a provisional license all the application for licensure requirements must be received.
The permit is valid for 6 months and is non-renewable.
If you need special accommodations for the NCLEX due to disability, you must complete the form found here: Special Accommodation Request Form. Do not schedule your examination until your accommodations have been approved.
Need More Information?
Access the site for the Kentucky Board of Nursing here: Kentucky Board of Nursing