School of Nursing


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does Chico State accept internationally educated nurses into the nursing classes?
 Yes we do accept internationally educated nurses into nursing classes. However, we have very limited space. We are currently accepting applications for summer 2020 Obstetrics courses, specifically designed for internationally-trained nurses.

Q: What if I am not a citizen or permanent resident?
Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents can be accommodated in the nursing program.

Q: Which courses are available at Chico State?
 Currently we only offer Obstetrics, but we hope to be able to offer Med/Surg, Pediatrics, and Psychiatric nursing courses in the future.

Q: How much does it cost to attend?
 Tuition is $4485 for the summer 2020 Obstetrics courses. The cost will be determined for other coursework at a future date. 

Q: Are there additional charges?
A: Yes, miscellaneous charges may be incurred for uniforms, insurance, CPR course, drug screen, background check, immunizations, etc.

Q: Is financial aid available for internationally educated nurses? 
 Unfortunately, financial aid is not available. 

Q: How much does it cost to apply?
A: The application fee is $100. This is non-refundable. If you are selected for an interview, there is a $200 assessment fee. Additionally, you will be required to purchase ATI testing materials at the direction of the School of Nursing.

Q: Is a personal interview required?
A: Yes. Prior to acceptance in the program, a personal interview, a medication dosage test and a skills assessment will be required.

Q: If I am accepted, when do classes start?
We are currently accepting applications for summer 2020 for Obstetrics. Future courses will be announced at a later date.

Q: How long do you keep applications?
 Applications are kept for two calendar years from date of initial receipt.

Q: How will I know if I’m accepted?
 You will be contacted by email by the School of Nursing.