CHA News Article

California BRN Offers Resource on Licensing Software Delays
Separate letter addresses nurse employers

The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) has issued the attached  information resource and letter regarding delays with its BreEZe licensing software. The information addresses the four areas of RN licensure affected by the delays and includes tips for applicants using the electronic system. Because the most significant delays are being experienced by applicants for initial licensure request, the BRN issued a separate letter to prospective employers requesting flexibility with new RN employee start dates.

The BRN currently is working on the license applications submitted in December and will process new applications in the order received. New applicants are asked to refrain from contacting the BRN unless it has been longer than 90 days since their application check was processed. In addition, RNs who have licenses that will soon expire — but who have not been notified about their renewal — should immediately contact Stacie Berumen, BRN assistant executive officer, at Stacie.berumen@dca.ca.gov.

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