Professional Resources for Nurses

The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) website provides everything an RN needs regarding licensure, practice, nursing schools, Board meetings, and regulations and more.

Title 22, California Code of Regulations provides information about nurse-to-patient ratios, licensing, and certification of health facilities, home health agencies, clinics, and referral agencies. Use the table of contents, bookmarks, or the search function (Ctrl-F) to find what you need. If Ctrl-F is used, a little window on the top right-hand side is displayed. Just enter a sentence or word and click the right arrow to search forward or the left arrow to search backward.

Here is a useful summary of Nurse-to-Patient Ratios.

Title 16, California Code of Regulations, The Nurse Practice Act regulates Registered Nursing practice, scope of practice and is governed by the Board of Registered Nursing.

Title 15, California Code of Regulations, Corrections.  Detention and Correction nurses can access this site for regulations for their facilities

There are three sites for reference material if you work in a nursing home or long term care facility.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; state-initiated Nursing Home Nurse Staffing Ratios: Annotated Review of the Literature; and California Department of Public Health.

The California Department of Consumer Affairs regulates all licensing boards in the state of California.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANNC) is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and promotes excellence in nursing and healthcare through credentialing programs.

Interested in being an RN in Idaho or doing research about the Nursing Practice Florida?  The National Council of State Boards of Nursing provides information for all U.S. State Boards, including contact information for each State Board.

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