What Is KNAP?

Mental and physical illnesses, aging issues and substance abuse, including alcohol and other drug addiction, can potentially impair professional practice and health. The Kansas Nurse Assistance Program (KNAP) is an organization developed to address the problem of potential impairment among various nurses in Kansas.  KNAP is dedicated to ensuring public safety by assessing for, and assisting with, the rehabilitation of impaired healthcare providers by providing advocacy, consultation, referral, and monitoring services.

KNAP is a voluntary program that assists in the rehabilitation of nursing professionals while still attaining their professional licenses and serves LPNs, RNs, LMHTs, APRNs, and CRNAs struggling with substance abuse, mental heath issues, or decreased cognitive functioning.

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For request of program release and key restriction lift; KNAP Board Meetings are the 3rd Friday of the month in February, May, August, and November. Please submit requests at least two weeks prior to the board meeting.