Want to work as a nurse in Kentucky? Whether you are looking to work as a travel nurse in Kentucky, or you are looking for a permanent nurse job in KY, we usually suggest the same process. First, apply for your temporary license, and once you receive this you can start working and can apply for your permanent nursing license. Kentucky is part of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). If you are currently licensed in another eNLC participating state, you are eligible to work in Kentucky without getting a Kentucky nursing license.
In order to get your temporary nursing license in the state of Kentucky, you will need to apply to the state board. Usually within 2-4 weeks of submitting your application, if everything checks out, you will receive your temporary license. This KY temporary nursing license is valid for 6 months after the issue date, giving you plenty of time to complete the application process for your permanent license.
In order to get your permanent nursing license in the state of Kentucky, you will need to apply to the state board and pay a fee of $165. Once all your application requirements are met, and if everything checks out, you will usually receive your permanent Kentucky nursing license within 2-4 weeks.
Want to get your Kentucky License for free? If you get placed by trustaff in a job in Kentucky, trustaff will reimburse your Kentucky Licensure cost in full!
trustaff is an award-winning travel nursing agency that matches nurses of all different specialties with top-paying travel jobs all across the country. With over 18 years of experience serving nurses and other healthcare professionals, trustaff is ready to help you take your career (and your paycheck) to the next level. Talk to a recruiter today!The licensure information above was provided by the Kentucky Board of Nursing in August of 2018; information is subject to change.