International Nurse Remediation Program

Summer '23 Programs
| Eligibility | Application
Obstetrics Courses | Medical-Surgical Courses

The International Nurse Remediation Program 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).

Summer Programs: 2023 Dates TBA

Each program takes place from approximately June 1-August 15 each summer.

Obstetrics Program

  • NURS 317–Maternal Nursing Theory Online Course
  • NURS 318–Maternal Nursing Practicum
  • Course Descriptions

Medical-Surgical Program

  • NURS 403–Integrative Nursing Theory Online Course
  • NURS 404–Integrative Nursing Practicum
  • Course Descriptions

Program Overview:

• 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 2-3 days per week for 3 weeks. Dates TBA.
• Nurses needing remediation in both areas may take both programs concurrently.
• Fees are listed below in the coursework section. Additional fees apply, including application and interview fees, textbooks, supplies, and clinical requirements (i.e. immunizations, etc).

Apply to the Program


• 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.

How to Apply

Applications for our 2023 program will open in fall. To apply, applicants submit to the Chico State's School of Nursing the following items:

  • INRP Application
  • $100 non-refundable application fee payable to Chico State Enterprises
  • A letter from the Board of Registered Nursing indicating the course(s) needed
  • A 1-page typed essay describing your background in nursing, your professional strengths, goals and what you hope to gain from this experience.
  • Unofficial transcripts

If your application is selected you will be invited to come to campus for an in-person interview, medication dosage test, and skill assessment. You will receive basic information regarding what to expect during these assessments.

Those invited for an interview will be charged a $200 non-refundable interview fee, and will also be required to purchase an ATI assessment at the direction of the School of Nursing. 

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 CastilloAdditional Requirements

Upon admission to the program, you will be required to submit proof or complete the following as instructed by the School of Nursing:

• Criminal background check & drug screen
• CPR certification for health care providers
• Tdap: 5 years are after age 19
• One of the following completed within the last year: negative two-step TB test, negative Quantiferon Gold Test, or a clear chest x-ray
• MMR: 2 vaccines or positive titer
• Hep B: 3 vaccines within a one year period or positive titer
• Varicella: 2 vaccines or positive titer
• Flu vaccine (October–April only)
• Health insurance
• Auto insurance


Obstetrics Courses

NURS 317–Maternal Nursing Theory (Online)   

Dates TBA | 2 Units
Fee: $810/unit = $1,620*

This online course presents the theoretical basis for the evidence-based practice of maternal nursing, including knowledge basic to the professional nursing care of the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum mothers, newborns and their families.

NURS 318–Maternal Nursing Practicum

Dates TBA | 1.5 Units
Fee: $1,910/unit = $2,865*

This is a directed and supervised practicum course, focusing on maternal nursing and care of normal and high-risk childbearing families. Experiences are provided in skills lab, simulation center, and hospital settings to provide students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and the nursing process to the health of pregnant women, and newborns. 

Clinicals will held in medical centers in Chico, CA and in Sonoma, CA, and require seven, 12-hour shifts, dates TBA. In addition, students will also spend 4 hours at the simulation center and 12 hours in the skills laboratory. 

2019 program participants in the nursing skills lab.

Medical-Surgical Courses

NURS 403–Integrative Nursing Theory (Online)

Dates TBA | 2 Units
Fee: $810/unit = $1,620*

This course is designed to reinforce and promote application of biophysical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual concepts from previous courses in a holistic nursing approach for patients with complex problems. Case studies and research findings will be utilized for analysis of disruptions of homeostasis and the integration of nursing knowledge in a seminar and on-line format. 

NURS 404–Practicum in Integrative Nursing

Dates TBA | 2 Units
Fee: $1,910/unit = $3,820*

A supervised clinical practicum focusing on care of the critically ill adult. The student will provide care for patient(s) with complex health problems. Students will practice advanced problem solving by incorporating research findings, current theory, and nursing science to address complex biophysical, psychosocial, and spiritual patient issues. 

Clinicals will held in medical centers in Chico, CA and in Sonoma, CA, and require seven, 12-hour shifts, dates TBA. In addition, students will also spend 4 hours at the simulation center and 12 hours in the skills laboratory. 

* Fees subject to change. This program is not available for federal loans or financial aid. You may, however, be eligible for other options, such as loans.