Information for the License:

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse

Licensing Agency:

Agency or Department Name:  Department of Consumer Affairs
Board or Council Name:  Board of Registered Nursing
Division Name:
Telephone:  (916) 322-3350
Agency Web Address:

License Description:
     (Always confirm this information with the licensing agency.)

Persons practicing nursing in hospitals, private practice, etc., as registered nurses or advanced practice registered nurses.

Fees: Application: none
Examination: none
Listing: none

Examination Frequency:  N/A

Exam Locations: N/A

Experience Requirement: Active California RN license, Master's Degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing, and 2 years of supervised counseling experience in psychiatric/mental health nursing.

Average Time to Process Application: 6-8 weeks.

Renewal Period: N/A

Special License Requirements: N/A

Comments: N/A

Authority: Insurance Code, Section 10176.
Health and Safety Code, Section 1373.