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HELP! New Grad Nurse trying to go back to CA

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by nrsngstudent1 nrsngstudent1 (New Member) New Member

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Hi, so I am struggling a bit here. I am to graduate from nursing school in Colorado in may. My school didn't require microbiology and I didn't know until it was too late that California requires microbiology. I am looking for a good accelerated microbiology class that ends before the middle of July. If anyone knows of any good classes that would be very helpful. Also, If anyone knows of the best way to go about getting my California license that would be helpful as well. I was looking into getting my CO license and then getting my CA license by endorsement but that will cost me $1,000+.

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17 hours ago, nrsngstudent1 said:

Also, If anyone knows of the best way to go about getting my California license that would be helpful as well. I was looking into getting my CO license and then getting my CA license by endorsement but that will cost me $1,000+.

 

CA's BRN is very strict about its requirements for licensure, and it has no problems telling an applicant that doesn't meet those requirements, "sorry, but No."  They don't care if CO or any the other 48 states plus DC are willing to license you:  if you don't meet CA BRN standards, you're not getting a CA license.  A whole host of international, local, and Excelsior grads can attest to that.

So if you want to be licensed in CA, you're going to have to take a Microbio class with lab.  Your local community college is probably the most cost-effective way to do it.  Taking it over the summer session may also be cheaper than finding an accelerated class somewhere, even if it does set your licensing plans back a month or so.

Best of luck.

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