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Steps to Become a CA RN

1. Take college prep classes in high school

In addition to a U.S. high school education or the equivalent as described in Section 1412 of the Board's regulations to become a registered nurse (RN), you should take the following classes in high school and you will have a head start on your nursing class prerequisites at college:

English - 4 years

Math - 3-4 years (including algebra and...

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Continuing Education for License Renewal

State of California, Registered nurses are required by law ( California Code of Regulations, Section 1451, Article 5 ) to complete 30 contact hours of continuing education every two years, in addition to paying the renewal fee, to maintain an active license. Continuing education courses must have been completed during the preceding renewal period (when renewing), or during the preceding two years...

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Nursing Programs - California Board of Registered Nursing


Nursing Programs

UNAPPROVED NURSING PROGRAM: Advanced Pro Nursing Institute (APNI) operating in Hayward, California is not approved by the Board of Registered Nursing as a nursing school. The Board of Registered Nursing issued a Cease and Desist letter on December 11, 2014. Any person who has graduated...

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California State Board of Registered Nursing -

General Information

Renewal Cycle

Your first California RN license is issued for two birthdays, not two years, and will expire the last day of the month following your birth date. From that date on, it will expire every two years, if renewed timely. Once a California license number is issued, it will always remain the same number whether active, inactive or delinquent. If the license lapses and...

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Licensure by Examination -

Licensure by Exam

Licensure by Examination

Applicants must take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) if they have never taken and passed the examination or been licensed as a registered nurse in another state or U.S. territory. All applicants must have completed an educational program meeting all California requirements. If you are lacking any educational requirements, you must...

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NCLEX Review Resources and RN Refresher Courses

RN Refresher Courses

This list is being provided as a service for informational purposes only. This in no way represents all of the refresher materials available. These refresher...

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Publications - California Board of Registered Nursing


Advanced Practice Information

Advanced practice information, advisories, and guidelines are provided by the BRN to ensure ongoing communication of competency standards...

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Board of Registered Nursing - Applicant Frequently Asked ...

What should I do if I have a name or address change?

To ensure receipt of important notices, you must notify the Board within 30 days of an address change. Also, please notify the Board immediately of any change in name or email address. Please note that your name must match exactly in all of the following areas:

Documents on file at the Board

Registration at Pearson VUE

Personal official...

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