• CSUN students and faculty in Nursing Lab

    Department of Nursing

  • CSUN students working in hospital setting

    Department of Nursing

  • CSUN Nursing students receiving awards

    Department of Nursing

Public Health Nurse Certificate

Section 2818(a) of the Business and Professions Code requires that in order to be employed as a public health nurse or use the term “public health nurse” in California, an individual must possess a valid California Public Health Nurse (PHN) Certificate.

The CSUN Nursing Program curriculum is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to prepare eligible applicants for certification in public health nursing in California. Certification is granted by the Board of Nursing (BRN) after completion of curriculum and application to the Board.

Procedures for PHN application: Visit California BRN website (