California State Board of Nursing

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State Board of Nursing Contact Information: 

California State Board of Registered Nursing
Address: 1747 N Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
Mailing Address: PO Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
Phone Number: (916) 322-3350
TTY: (800) 325-2297

California Board of Vocational Nursing
Address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone number: (916) 263-7800

Continuing Education Requirements for License Renewal: 

RNs - All RNs in the State of California who wish to maintain an active license are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education for license renewal. 

LVNs - LVNs must complete 30 contact hours of Continuing Education every two years in order to renew their license with an active status. 

IV Certification Requirements: 

Hourly Requirements for LVN IV Course State BON Must Approve Course? Special Course Requirements Suggested Course
or Package
Special Provisions
24 Hours theory and 6 hours clinical training Yes Maximum 15 students per class 3 successful supervised sticks N/A LPN's cannot give IV medications. They may only give approved IV fluids via peripheral lines after they have completed a board approved course. 


See pages 28, 29, 30 for IV specifics

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