The Board of Registered Nursing regulates the practice of registered nursing and certified advanced practice nurses in order to protect the public. The Board exists to protect the health and safety of consumers and promote quality registered nursing care in California.
2017 Board & Committee Meetings
|Jan 7||Board Meeting (Discipline Only) this means it’s only for nurses trying to get their licenses back, no need for us to attend.||S. Cal -TBD|
|Jan 11||Intervention/Discipline Committee Meeting; Education/Licensing Committee Meeting; Legislative Committee Meeting; Nursing Practice Committee Meeting.||S. Cal – TBD|
|Feb 7 & 8||Board Meeting (2/7 – Discipline / 2/8 – Administrative) Administrative is the formal BRN Board meeting where the final votes/decisions are made. Vital to attend.||S. Cal – TBD|
|Mar 7||Board Meeting (Discipline Only)||N. Cal – TBD|
|Mar 8||Intervention/Discipline Committee Meeting; Education/Licensing Committee Meeting; Legislative Committee Meeting; Nursing Practice Committee Meeting.||N. Cal – TBD|
|Apr 4 & 5||Board Meeting (4/4 – Discipline / 4/5 – Administrative)||N. Cal – TBD|
|May 9||Board Meeting (Discipline Only)||S. Cal – TBD|
|May 10||Intervention/Discipline Committee Meeting; Education/Licensing Committee Meeting; Legislative Committee Meeting; Nursing Practice Committee Meeting.||S. Cal – TBD|
|Jun 6 & 7||Board Meeting (6/6 – Discipline / 6/7 – Administrative)||S. Cal – TBD|
|Aug 8||Board Meeting (Discipline Only)||N. Cal – TBD|
|Aug 9||N. Cal – TBD|
|Sep 6 & 7||Board Meeting (9/6 – Discipline / 9/7 – Administrative)||N. Cal – TBD|
|Oct 3||Board Meeting (Discipline Only)||S. Cal – TBD|
|Oct 4||S. Cal – TBD|
|Nov 7 & 8||Board Meeting (11/7 – Discipline / 11/8 – Administrative)||S. Cal – TBD|
Reporting License Discipline and Convictions
“Conviction” includes a plea of no contest and any conviction that has been set aside or deferred pursuant to Sections 1000 or 1203.4 of the Penal Code, including infractions, misdemeanor, and felonies. It is not necessary to report a conviction for an infraction with a fine of less than $1,000 unless the infraction involved alcohol or controlled substances. However, any convictions in which a plea of no contest was entered and any convictions that were subsequently set aside pursuant or deferred pursuant to Sections 1000 or 1203.4 of the Penal Code must be disclosed. “License” includes permits, registrations, and certificates. “Discipline” includes, but is not limited to, suspension, revocation, voluntary surrender, probation, or any other restriction.
The following information must be provided for each license discipline or conviction sustained:
- A detailed written explanation describing the circumstances and events that led to your arrest(s) and conviction(s), including: date and place of arrest; arresting agency; court where case was heard; and sentencing information, including fines, courses, counseling, restitution, probation, parole, community service, and jail or prison time.
- Documents relating to the arrest, such as: police report, arrest report, booking report, complaint, citation or ticket.
- Documents from the court, such as: Notice of Charges, Complaint, or Indictment; Plea Agreement, Sentencing Order, Probation Order, or Judgment; Dismissal, Probation Release, or Court Discharge.
- Any related mitigating evidence or evidence of rehabilitation that you want to provide.
Frequently Asked Questions
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- 1. Do you have to report an arrest if you were not convicted?
- 2. Do you have to report traffic violations and/or automobile accidents?
- 3. What happens if you can’t obtain certified court documents and police reports on convictions?
- 4. Do you have to report non-payment of child support?
- 5. Do you have to report a conviction that was expunged (i.e., conviction was stricken or deleted from official records)?
- 6. What happens if you fail to disclose all or part of your convictions?
- 7. Do you have to report misdemeanors, felonies and/or convictions which you pled nolo contendere?
- 8. Do you have to report convictions if you were under 18 years old and tried as an adult?
- 9. Do you have to report military convictions or dishonorable discharge?
- 10. How does the Board determine which violations are substantially related to the applicant’s license?
- 11. How does the Board determine satisfactory rehabilitation of an “applicant for licensure” or licensee?
- 12. What does the Board look for on the Department of Justice (DOJ) and/or Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports?
- 13.How can you get a copy of your RAP sheet ( i.e., criminal record report)?
- 14. How long does a conviction stay on your RAP sheet?
Applications and Forms
Listed below, by subject-matter category, are the forms available on this site.