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 2022 Obstetrics and Medical-Surgical courses, specifically designed for internationally-trained nurses.

Q: What if I am not a citizen or permanent resident?
A: 
Students with an  F-1 or J-1 visa, may enroll in our courses with permission from her or his institution issuing the I-20 (F) or DS-2019 (J). You will need to provide written permission from where you are currently enrolled for concurrent enrollment and optional practical training.

Q: Which courses are available at Chico State?
A:
Currently we offer Obstetrics and Medical-Surgical courses for summer 2022, but we hope to offer Pediatrics and Psychiatric nursing courses in the future.

Q: How much does it cost to attend?
A:
 Tuition is $4485 for the summer 2022 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 2022 for Obstetrics and Medical-Surgical. The online theory courses begin June 1. Clinical placement dates are TBA, and will require 2-3 days on site per week for three weeks over the summer.

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.

Q: What if I have deficiencies in both OB and medical-surgical? Can I take both?
A:
Yes, nurses needing remediation in both areas may take the two programs concurrently. Clinical placements will be scheduled to accommodate those completing both programs.