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Integrated Science Program (ISP)

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Does anybody know if the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) accepts courses taken at the Integrated Science Program (ISP)? The ISP is located in Whitter and Hayward. I have been trying to get a hold of the CA BRN for almost two months. The phone is always busy, or I get a message saying that they are unavailable. The ISP is very expensive so I'd like to know if it is recognized by the BRN before I take the class.

For reference, I am a RN in the state of New Mexico but I recently moved to California. I have faced numerous obstacles trying to get my licensed transferred here. One obstacle has been that New Mexico didn't require Microbiology but California does.

I appreciate any information I can get! Thanks so much for your time and help!

Melissa

I'd imagine you can take it at any accredited college in CA since ABSN programs don't have microbiology in their nursing curriculum but require it as a prerequisite. This prerequisite can be fulfilled by taking microbiology at any accredited college in CA (community colleges, state schools, UC's, etc)

I'd email them to get a confirmation in writing before enrolling in any courses.

I <3 OR, RN

Specializes in Operating Room.

The ISP program is given through the Southern California University of Health Sciences which is WASC accredited. WASC accreditation is good to have and their website says it has been transferred to other colleges and universities. I have a friend who took their Microbiology course last fall in time to apply to nursing school and she will be starting this coming fall in the nursing school of her choice. Here is the link to their FAQs. Hope this helps!

ISP - FAQ for the Accelerated College Science Program Courses and Classes

Ms. Karina

Has 10 years experience.

I'm about to start this course on Saturday 7/26/14. Has anybody else taken this course... I'm a bit apprehensive but exited at the same time... This and A&P is all I need to finish my pre-reqs prior to entering a RN bridge program...

Karina ❤️

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych. Has 1 years experience.

How long are the courses pay out of pocket 1'?

Ms. Karina

Has 10 years experience.

I'm taking micro it will be 4 weekends total... From 8-6:30 and total is $2273. 3 books found them cheap at Abebooks.com for less than $100.

Karina ❤️

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych. Has 1 years experience.

Do you pay out of pocket? And which school is it?

Ms. Karina

Has 10 years experience.

Yes I payed out of pocket. ISP on Whittier

Karina ❤️

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych. Has 1 years experience.

Ok. Thank you.

Ms. Karina

Has 10 years experience.

You're welcome.

Karina ❤️

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych. Has 1 years experience.

I heard one school is 1500 per class at ontario

Ms. Karina

Has 10 years experience.

You're welcome.

Karina ❤️

Ms. Karina

Has 10 years experience.

What's the name and are they accredited? Ontario is far

Karina ❤️

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych. Has 1 years experience.

I heard from my lvn coworker national university. I will be calling on Fri to get full detail, but I heard they offer two month sciences classes.

Ms. Karina

Has 10 years experience.

Awesome... Keep me posted. Because if ISP is not all that... I can still drop them and get full refund.

Karina ❤️

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych. Has 1 years experience.

Will do :)

1500 seems like a lot! At my school it's like 158 per credit hour I believe. Other community colleges should be similar. Although we don't have two month science courses unless it's over summer and they are 6 weeks long.

Ms. Karina

Has 10 years experience.

So I'm done with the microbiology course... Pleased to say I passed with a B. It was such an intense course and a lot to study with so little time considering I work full time. Because of this I will not take the A&P course... Unless I wouldn't have to work...

Karina ❤️