Persons practicing nursing in hospitals, private practice, etc., as registered nurses or advanced practice registered nurses.
Fees: Application $150
License: included in application fee.
Examination Frequency: Ongoing, 6 days a week; applicant schedules own test date.
Exam Locations: 22 locations throughout the State.
Experience Requirement: Completion of professional nursing program in approved school of nursing or by additional preparation by licensed vocational nurses or military corpsmen. Call Board for details.
Average Time to Process Application: 8 weeks. (Temporary Licenses or Interim Permits are available while awaiting permanent licensure.)
Renewal Period: Biennially (every second year).
Special License Requirements: N/A
Authority: Business and Professions Code, Section 2736, et seq.
California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Section 1400, et seq.