CHA News Article

State BRN Working to Correct Delays Caused by Software Upgrades
Delays impact RN license applications and renewals

Due to problems with new online licensing software — BreEZe — the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is experiencing delays in processing RN license applications and renewals. To help correct the problem, the BRN has added staff who are working around the clock to address the backlogs. BRN’s executive director, Louise Bailey, reports the board is doing everything possible to process applications and renewals as quickly as possible. Additional information is posted on the BRN website.

Currently, the board is working on the last license applications submitted in November and will begin processing December applications by next week. All new applications are being processed in the order received. The board asks new applicants to refrain from contacting the BRN unless it has been longer than 90 days since the bank processed their application check. In addition, RNs who have licenses that are about to expire — but have not been notified about their renewal — should immediately contact Stacie Berumen, BRN assistant executive officer, at