Nursing Alumni

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 CSUS 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.

Admission into programs leading to licensure, credentialing, or certification eligibility does not guarantee that students will obtain a license, credential, or certification. Licensure, credentialing, or certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time.

You must be a CSUS BSN alumni in order for us to process the PHN certification process on your behalf.  Here are the links with instructions to better assist you with this process. 

 PHN Instructions

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