I'm hoping someone can help me with this situation (a thread I recently started referenced it, but not as directly as it should have).I will be moving to California after completing my BSN and passing my NCLEX. I contacted the California Board of Nursing to double-check that all of the state academic requirements would be met in my program and found out that I have to take microbiology in order to qualify for licensure.There are two levels of micro open to me where I live--a one-credit hospital micro course without a lab and a three- or four-credit micro course with a lab. I called to see if the one-credit micro would qualify and was told that it would; my friend (who is also moving to California) emailed and was told that it did need to have a lab.Has anyone been denied a license for not having micro? Also, has anyone gotten licensure by having a micro class without a lab? I'm getting mixed messages from the BRN. I am under something of a time constraint and would need to take micro this spring/summer, and which kind of class is required will seriously impact my ability to keep my job. I really appreciate hearing about anyone's experiences.