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Nursing Programs

UNAPPROVED NURSING PROGRAM: Advanced Pro Nursing Institute (APNI) operating in Hayward, California is not approved by the Board of Registered Nursing as a nursing school. The Board of Registered Nursing issued a Cease and Desist letter on December 11, 2014. Any person who has graduated or is attending this school will not be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse unless he/she attends and completes a Board of Registered Nursing approved nursing program. If you did or are attending APNI you may file a complaint with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Please visit their website for more information.


The BRN has the authority to approve registered nursing and advanced practice nursing programs in California. The purpose of approval is to ensure the program's compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Prelicensure nursing programs must be approved by the BRN.