BRN Report Newsletter

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Fall 2023 Fall 2021
Fall 2019 - Temporarily Unavailable Online Summer 2019 - Temporarily Unavailable Online
Fall 2017 Winter 2015
Winter 2013 Winter 2012
Winter 2011 Fall/Winter 2009
Fall 2003 Spring 2003
Spring 2001 Spring 2000
Winter 1999 Summer 1998


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Board of Registered Nursing Strategic Plan - 2022-2025
2021 State Leadership Accountability Act (SLAA) Report
2019 State Leadership Accountability Act (SLAA) Report


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California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Division 14, Article 5. Continuing Education
CA RN Licensure Qualifications for Graduates of International Nursing Program
Documents for Applicants with Convictions
Military Spouses - Expedited Licensure
Military Spouses - Temporary RN Licenses
Online RN Endorsement Application Instructions
Online RN Initial Exam Application Instructions


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Academic Credit for Prior Military Academic Experience
Background Checks for Student Clinical Placement
California Private Postsecondary Education Act - Prohibition of Non-Disclosure of Accreditation Status
Clinical Learning Experiences - Nursing Students
Community College: Associate Degree Nursing Programs - Merit-Based Admission Policy
Information: Nursing Program Placed on "Warning Status with Intent to Close the Nursing Program"
Instructions for Institutions Seeking Approval of New Prelicensure Registered Nursing Program
Joint-Appointment Faculty Statement
List of Approved Schools
NCLEX-RN Review Resources
Nursing Education
Practice and Academic Partnership: Nursing Student Workers
Supervisor's Responsibility
Unapproved Nursing Programs Operating in California


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Continuing Education for License Renewal
License Information
Special Renewal Provisions for Military RNs
Step by Step User Guide for Nurses to Renew Online
Waiver of Active Duty Military/Reservist Licensee Renewal Fees and CEUs


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Complaint Disclosure Policy
Policy on Internet Discipline Document Retention
Process for Filing a Petition
Recommended Guidelines for Disciplinary Orders and Conditions of Probation


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Nurse Support Groups
When Caregivers Need Help - BRN's Intervention Program
Role Delineation - Intervention Evaluation Committee


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2022 Rulemaking Calendar - Schedule A: Proposed Regulations Implementing Statutes Enacted During the Year 2021
2022 Rulemaking Calendar - Schedule B: Proposed Regulations Implementing Statutes Enacted Prior to the Year 2021
Nursing Practice Act


General Practice Information

Nursing practice information, advisories, and guidelines are provided by the BRN to ensure ongoing communication of competency standards to consumers, registered nurses, employers, educators, and other regulators. As the scope of registered nursing practice changes and grows, so does this information. You may wish to check back often for updates.

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Abandonment of Patients 04/2011
Abuse Reporting Requirements 11/2010
An Explanation of the Scope of RN Practice Including Standardized Procedures 01/2011
Authorization for RNs to Dispense Drugs and Devices on the Order of an NP, CNM, and PA in a Licensed Primary Care Clinic 11/2012
California Nursing Practice Act - Scope of Regulation 11/2012
Children in School with Specialized Physical Health Care Services 01/2007
Conscious Sedation 07/1997
Department of Health Services: Reporting and Inspection Requirements 03/2007
Dual Licensure 02/1999
Elective Cosmetic Medical Procedures or Treatments: Med Spa 04/2013
Emergency Epinephrine Auto-Injectors: Pupil Health 02/2015
Emergency Medical Services: Immunity for RN 11/2012
Good Samaritan 11/2010
Guidelines for the Recommendation of Cannabis for Medical Purposes (Medical Board of California) 4/2018
Information About Medical Assistant 06/2013
Interim Permittee 11/2010
Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled 04/2007
Medical Practice Act: Business and Professions Code Section 2023 - Study and Evaluation: Use of Laser or Intense Light Pulse Devices 01/2007
Medication Administration Assistance (California Department of Education)  
Newborn Hearing Screening Testing in General Acute Care Hospital 04/2007
Position Statement Regarding Violence Against Health Care Workers and Patients 06/1993
Preparation Required for Licensed Vocational Nurses  
Public Health - Confidential Medical Information 02/2009
Regulations: Physician Availability: Elective Cosmetic Procedures 04/2013
Reproductive Privacy Act 04/2011
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, RCFE, Registered Nurses 02/2015
RN Notification of Medical Laboratory Testing Ordered by a Registered Dietitian to Afford the RN an Opportunity to Assess the Patient 12/2002
RN Responsibility When Floating to New Patient Care Unit or Assigned to New Population 12/1998
RNs' Professional Role is Established by Law  
RN Tele-Nursing and Telephone Triage 01/2011
Scrub Nursing Functions by Non-RNs 09/1989
Section 49423.5 of the Education Code Amended Related to Pupil Health 02/2008
Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist Perform Flexible Endoscopic Procedure 01/2007
Standardized Procedure Guidelines 01/2011
Standards of Competent Performance 01/2011
Statement on Delivery of Health Care 11/1993
Telehealth: Patient Consent Required 02/2015
The Bottom Line: The Business of Medicine - Medical Spas (The Medical Board of California)  
The Registered Nurse as Patient Advocate  
The RN as First Assistant to the Surgeon 06/2011
The RN as Supervisor 03/1991
Tribal Health Programs: Healthcare Practitioners 11/2012
Understanding the Role of the Registered Nurse and Interim Permittee  
Unlicensed Assistive Personnel 11/2010
Use of Title: Registered Nurse and Name Tags 11/2010
Workplace Violence Prevention Plans - Hospitals 02/2015
Advanced Practice Information

Advanced practice information, advisories, and guidelines are provided by the BRN to ensure ongoing communication of competency standards to consumers, advanced practice nurses (nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, and psychiatric/mental health nurses), employers, educators, and other regulators. As the scope of advanced practice nursing changes and grows, so does this information. You may wish to check back often for updates.

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Advanced Pharmacology Continuing Education Course for Furnishing 01/2004
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Section 12517.2 Vehicle Code Amended - Schoolbus Driver: Medical Examination 11/2012
An Explanation of Standardized Procedure Requirements for Nurse Practitioner Practice 12/1998
California State Board of Pharmacy Rules and Regulations 12/2004
CDC’s Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)  
Certification of Clinical Nurse Specialist 11/2008
Certification Requirements  
Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Specialty Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Psychiatric/Mental Health RN 04/2002
Clinics Eligible for Licensure 04/2011
Criteria for Furnishing Number Utilization by Nurse Practitioners 12/2004
Explanation of RN Scope of Practice and Nurse Practitioner Practice 12/1998
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Nurse Practitioner Practice 11/2014
Frequently Asked Questions Related to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Practice and the CARES Act of 2020 (for ordering homecare services) 12/2021
Frequently Asked Questions Related to Midwifery Practice and the Implementation of Senate Bill 1237 05/2022
Furnishing Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives - CURES Mandatory Use 9/2018
General Information for Clinical Nurse Specialists Regarding National Certification 11/2008
General Information for Nurse Practitioners Regarding National Certification 05/2011
General Information: Nurse Practitioner Practice 04/2011
Guidelines for the Recommendation of Cannabis for Medical Purposes (Medical Board of California) 4/2018
Health Workforce Projects 11/2012
Law Changes Directly Impacting the Prescribing and Dispensing of Schedule II and III Controlled Substances Within California  
Medi-Cal Billing - Certified Nurse Practitioner Nationally Certified in a Specialty 01/2007
Midwifery Practice Under Standardized Procedures Prohibited 09/2011
National Provider Identifier Standard (NPI) (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)  
NP Direct Patient Care Educational Hours 05/2020
Nurse Anesthetists 09/1998
Nurse-Midwifery Schedule II Controlled Substances to Include the Risks of Addiction and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome With the Use of Opioids 04/2019
Nurse-Midwives and Nurse Practitioners May Furnish Drugs and Devices in Their Solo Practice
Department of Health Services to Consult with BRN When Developing Regulations that Affect the Scope of Practice of a Certified Nurse-Midwife or Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner - Expanded Furnishing Authority for Schedule II Controlled Substances 02/2004
Nurse Practitioner: Laws & Regulations 09/2013
Nurse Practitioners in Long-Term Care Settings 03/2011
Nurse Practitioners - New Authority to Provide Medications 02/2000
Payments and Proceeds 04/2008
Restraint and Seclusion Orders by Nurse Practitioners 09/2001