Information for Foreign Graduates with BRN Deficiencies

Process Under Review

The School of Nursing has in the past offered single courses to graduates of foreign countries who are deemed by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to be deficient in specific areas. In the past we have been able to offer courses in Med/Surg, Obstetrics/Pediatrics, and Psychology/Mental health nursing. At this time we are currently reviewing how we select potential students into our program. We are concerned with both patient safety and student success and want to ensure student are adequately prepared to enter the clinical setting. Furthermore, ensuring only qualified students are accepted will make the wait shorter.

We are still accepting names onto our waitlist; however, being placed on our current waitlist does not guarantee minium qualifications to enter our program. At this time, we encourage interested parties to be added to our waitlist and to expect to receive additional information toward the end of the fall semester at the earliest. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Join the Waitlist

To be added to our waitlist, please send us an email with your phone number, email address, legal name, and your BRN deficiency letter to We will email you back within 7 business days (excluding holidays and campus breaks) informing you of your position on the waitlist. 

Accepting Students Off of the Waitlist

We are only able to accept foreign graduates off the waitlist when we have students regularly enrolled in our program withdraw. For this reason, space is extremely limited. We recommend contacting as many additional schools in California as possible and inquire about their programs to increase your liklihood of enrollment. Admission is not limited to universities; some ADN programs accept foreign graduates.