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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.

The required courses to complete in the CSUN Nursing program to be eligible for the PHN certification are Community Health Nursing Lecture & Lab (NURS 428 & NURS 428L). Please check the eligibility requirements for this program. If you are interested in registering, please email Academic Advisor Melissa Rodriquez @ .


Procedures for PHN application: Visit California BRN website.