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Letter to Registered Nurse Employers

February 27, 2014

To: California Employers of Registered Nurses

Re: Licensing Delays for Registered Nursing Applicants

Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Board of Registered Nursing, the application processing time for new licenses has increased significantly over the past several weeks.

We are aware that many employers offer jobs to nursing applicants contingent upon those candidates’ licensure, and that those employers have in the past assumed a much quicker application processing time than we are currently experiencing. This has inconvenienced many of our applicants who, through no fault of their own, must wait significantly longer for a license than applicants have had to wait in the past.

We expect to have our application processing times back to normal very soon. In the meantime, however, we hope potential employers will recognize that the delays in licensure experienced by their candidates are unavoidable, and that they will be as flexible as they can with those candidates whose licenses have been delayed.


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Denise D. Brown