School of Nursing - CSU, Chico

RNs: Apply for a Public Health Nurse Certificate

The following information was obtained from:

Board of Registered Nursing
Attn: PHN Certification
P. O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
phone: 916-322-3350

To be certified as a Public Health Nurse, you must be in possession of a valid California Public Health Nurse Certificate issued by the Board of Registered Nursing.


Go to the CSU, Chico Records Office "transcript request" link and order an official transcript to be sent to the BRN at the address stated above.

Instructions for Applying for Certification as a Public Health Nurse in California and
Application for the California Public Health Nurse Certificate: Instructions and Application

Page 1 and 2 are the Instructions
Page 3 is the Application*
Page 4 is the Request for Transcript form (Note: The CSU, Chico School of Nursing does not handle the actual official transcript request. We forward this form to CSU,Chico Records Office to be matched with your official transcript request).
Page 5: Information Collection and Access
Page 6 is information on Mandatory Reporter

*Verification of Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention Training - CE Provider/School name is "CSU, Chico". Please include this description: "The content of CSU, Chico curriculum includes the child abuse/neglect prevention training." in the Course Name and Number box. You can leave Number of Hours blank.