School of Nursing

INRP FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does Chico State accept internationally educated nurses into the nursing classes?
A:
 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?
A: 
Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents can be accommodated in the nursing program.

Q: Which courses are available at Chico State?
A:
 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?
A:
 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? 
A:
 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?
A: 
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?
A:
 Applications are kept for two calendar years from date of initial receipt.

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