Obtaining Your California Nursing License

CALIFORNIA BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSING

View California Jobs

1747 North Market Boulevard, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA  95834
Phn:  916-322-3350 Fx:   (916) 574-8637

www.rn.ca.gov

LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Fees 

 

Temp License Processing

Application

$100.00

*4-8 weeks upon receipt of required docs – valid for 6 months
(must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Temp License

$50.00

Fingerprints

$49.00

Documents Needed

Temp

Perm

Completed application

Yes

Yes

2X2 photo

Yes

Yes

Verification of current active license

Yes

Yes

Transcripts – received directly from nursing school

No

Yes

Completed fingerprint card

Yes

Yes

*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license.  Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.

LICENSE RENEWAL

Processing Fees

 

Renewal License Processing

Timely

$160.00

Active within 72 hrs if renewed online

Delinquent (8yrs)              

$235

6-8 weeks

Additional Info

Can renew online if expired within 8 yrs
Proof of 30 hours of continuing education (taken every 2 years)
Must apply for reinstatement if expired over 8 yrs
Background check required if not previously fingerprinted after 03/01/2009

Verify license
http://www.rn.ca.gov/online_services/perm-verif.shtml

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address