Important Information for Applicants


Transcripts should not be submitted prior to graduation. If you have submitted your Transcript Request Form to your school of nursing, they will mail the final transcript with the degree posted to the Board after graduation.

If you submit your application to the Board prior to graduation, you may receive a letter from the Board indicating that you are missing final transcripts with posted degree. Please do not panic as this is only to let you know that your application has been received and an initial evaluation of your application has been conducted. The Board is aware that the school will submit final transcripts with posted degree after graduation.

If you have not yet graduated or have graduated within the past four weeks, you do not need to request additional transcripts be sent from your school of nursing, even if BreEZe indicates your education history is missing.

Required Prerequisites for RN Examination and Endorsement Applicants

California Code of Regulations Section 1426 identifies the prerequisite courses required in addition to a nursing program:

  • Communication skills, six (6) semester or nine (9) quarter units shall include principals of:
    • Oral communication
    • Written communication
    • Group communication
  • Related natural sciences, sixteen (16) semester or twenty-four (24) quarter units shall include:
    • Anatomy with lab
    • Physiology with lab
    • Microbiology with lab
    • Behavioral sciences (Psychology)
    • Social sciences

Important Information for Licensees

Active or Inactive Status

The online renewal asks the following question:

Please select "Yes" or "No" to renew.
For Active Status - Check "Yes"
For Inactive Status - Check "No"
(Please Note: You cannot work if your license status is Inactive)

If you answer this question “No” in error, your license will be "Inactive". If this occurs and you want to change the status of your license back to “Active”, you will need to complete the Inactive to Active License form and email, mail or fax (fax is the most efficient method) to the Board at the number provided. The Board makes every effort to process these requests immediately.