Quote from skimille12
Ive heard California says they require prereqs such as microbiology with a lab before you can get a license there even though I passed the NCLEX and am licensed in another state
CA's BRN doesn't care if the other 49 states plus DC licensed you: they have no problem rejecting anyone for licensure that doesn't meet their requirements...and those requirements are pretty stringent. I can tell you that international applicants definitely need microbio with lab, so I wouldn't be surprised if domestic applicants also do as well.
There are two ways you can tackle this:
1. Submit your endorsement application with the transcripts from your nursing program and see if what you have will fly with the BRN. It might, or it might not.
2. Go to your local community college, take a microbio class with lab, then apply for endorsement.
As far as contacting the BRN, try e-mail. I've had the best results with email when contacting them.
Best of luck.