No problem, good luck! Yea, someone tried at Pierce (30 spots) but didn't get in, as they go first to the already enrolled students, then to other local CA students or nurses, then anything left over from the 30 spots, goes to international students applying.
But from what the CA BRN has told you that you're also missing Pedi and Psych (like so many coming in from the UK or other European countries) versus just the usual MS-OB could be extra cost and time to find those schools if the ones you're applying to don't offer those. That's why I think there's been several here who were required to re-take the entire nursing program
, as it's probably less costly even tho it is more time consuming. The big issue is that you only have 3 years from your application date to submit any and all deficient paperwork to show your completed courses or the application file will be abandoned. They will NOT give out any extension, other have tried and so did my friends. Like you, been looking for over a year, nada.
Let your folks know that going the LVN-RN program route can take just as long, as some do require a year's working experience as an LVN as part of their application process and those that do and don't, the wait list goes from 2-3-4 years and that's just for those as CA grads.
However, the more costly and private schools don't have as long of a wait list but the up front tuition runs into the $10,000's versus the less costly community schools but have to go on wait list. you can check out the CA nursing forums here and see how many try to get in, how many have waited years, but we don't hear of those that never got in at all.
Your other option is to apply out of state that's not enforcing the concurrency at this time, work there? But the years of actual working experience can not be used to make up any deficiencies if you want to come back to CA.