Does the California BRN accept Edukan Microbiology?
- 0Nov 18, '11 by J RoarkHello,
I'm an Indiana RN trying to get endorsement in California. Despite having my associate's degree, license, and experience, the California BRN won't grant me a California RN license unless I take Microbiology. Microbiology was an option at my college, but not a requirement. I could probably test out of it, but for whatever reason, the California BRN hates Excelsior College and will not accept anything from them--including their test-out exam. They're the only institution in the country to offer the exam (CLEP doesn't).
So, after looking at all the online microbiology courses, I've come to the conclusion that the Edukan Microbiology class would be the best option for me, as the lab is completely online.
My biggest concern is that the California BRN will not accept a Microbiology course that has an online lab...
Does anyone know whether or not the California BRN accepts Edukan's Microbiology Course?
I would take it at a local college, but I can't currently drive due to medical reasons (seizures).
Thank you so much for your help!Last edit by J Roark on Nov 18, '11
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- 1Nov 18, '11 by J RoarkI would take it through a California school, but the only online California micro courses I've found require you to buy a microscope and other materials for your at-home "lab," and I just can't afford it. I'm really broke right now, and the online lab at Edukan only costs $15 for the software.
I talked to a BRN representative and he said they can't approve/recommend an out-of-state school, only California schools (which seems crazy, because they're the ones that look at out-of-state transcripts to determine whether or not your credits are worthy of endorsement).
I'll try again.
Thanks for your reply!
- 0Nov 18, '11 by caliotter3Most online courses that have a lab component require the purchase of a scope. Look around for a used one for sale. I've seen one or two here and there. I can see that the BRN rep would not recommend an out of state school. However, they make a decision on already completed course work that is presented to them. That would make some kind of sense. Just take the course from a CA school. Good luck.