This is for internationally educated nurses (IENs) who applied for the licensure examination in California and have been denied due to concurrency issues and are interested in taking additional course work to fulfill the medical-surgical nursing and obstetrics deficiencies.
I would like to make a list of schools that offer programs for those deficiencies. If you have tried contacting schools and are successful in getting information for such programs, please mention them here and any other details. Also those schools that you contacted and do not offer anything can be listed as well so others know not to try those schools anymore.
In essence, this will hopefully make it alot easier for us trying to research and contact schools instead of going back and reading post by post what others have said. I know alot of us are in the same situation right now and it's quite frustrating. But its gotten easier knowing that we are not alone. With this, I hope we can help each other out and share our knowledge.
Anyway, these are the schools that I know of so far, based on what I have seen on a few threads:
CSU Fresno - This is somewhat confirmed in that the program has yet to be approved.
San Francisco State University (SFSU), National University, and Mount Saint Mary's College (MSMC) have been mentioned in other threads. I have contacted SFSU, but they made no mention of programs for just those two courses and that you would need to be a full time student enrolled in the actual BSN program. I am not sure about National University and MSMC. To anyone who has inquired at these schools, please let us know how that went.
Credit belongs to "jenkits" who posted this in Sept. 2012:
My husband (Batch 2012) just received a letter from CA BRN that he is deficient in MS and OB theory and clinicals. We then exhausted our time this week to look for schools near Los Angeles which will allow him to take these classes. And so far, National University offers these classes but there are already 10 foreign graduates in the waiting list. My husband's on the 11th slot. The good thing is their classes are on a monthly basis. It means you don't have to wait another semester to take MS or OB whichever comes first to enroll it. Problem is, NAtional University only takes 1-2 persons from the wait list per year. However, it was mentioned to us when we spoke to *****, Admissions Advisor that the the class usually takes 20 students maximum. Maybe, if the wait list comes to 20 then we then can request from National University to create a separate class. I am most willing to help since I am very aware of this concurrency problem affecting the foreign graduate nurses nowadays.
FYI, MS theory and clinical take 2 months to complete. Same with OB. Cost $1467 for theory and $1467 + $675 for clinical. About $326/unit. Roughly, you need about $7218. Just be guided.
To be included in the wait list, email a copy of the letter from the CA BRN of your deficiency to:
Los Angeles Nursing Department
5245 Pacific Concourse Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
If you plan to visit the campus, you can ask for:
Good luck to all you.
Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Jan 11, '13
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