International Nurse Remediation Program

The International Nurse Remediation Program at California State University, Chico provides coursework and clinical placements for nurses who have been educated outside of the United States and who must remediate deficiencies in their education as determined by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) in order to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and receive their nursing license. All program courses have been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

Note: This program is currently on hold until summer 2024. Please use the form on this page to let us know what areas you need to remediate to help us plan and we will update you when courses are scheduled.

Program Overview

2019 INRP student Marjorie Castillo says, “Together with my peers and instructors, I was able to strive and succeed in completing my OB course. I gained knowledge while having fun along the way. It was short but this class will always be memorable to me.” Marjorie Castillo• Participation requires acceptance to the program by the Chico State's School of Nursing.
• Both the online theory courses and the clinical courses run during the summer.
• The clinical courses require on-site hospital work.
• Nurses needing remediation in multiple areas may more than one program concurrently.
• Costs include course fees, including application and interview fees, textbooks, supplies, and clinical requirements (i.e. immunizations, etc).

Program Eligibility

• Applicants must have finished nursing school in the last 5 years or worked as a nurse in the last 10 years.

• Applicants must submit a letter from the Board of Registered Nursing indicating the course(s) needed.

• 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.