International Nurse Remediation Program
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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).

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

Our first cohort completed the Obstetrics Program in August, 2019 and we are now accepting applications for the twelve seats in our 2020 program. Participation requires acceptance to the program by the CSU, Chico School of Nursing.

Obstetric Course Overview:

• The online theory course runs June 1–August 18
• The clinical course will 2-3 days per week for 3 weeks. Subject to change.
• Courses fees are $4,485*
• Additional fees apply, including application and interview fees, textbooks, supplies, and clinical requirements (i.e. immunizations, etc).


• 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

To apply, mail the CSU, Chico School of Nursing the following items:

INRP Application (PDF)
• $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

The deadline to receive your application is March 6.

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.

Additional 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

Summer 2020 Obstetrics Courses


NURS 317–Maternal Nursing Theory       

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.

Dates: June 1–August 18

Course fee: $1620 (2 units x $810/unit)

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NURS 318–Maternal Nursing Practicum

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.

Dates: July 20–22, July 27–29, August 3–5, and August 17. in Chico or Redding, CA.

Course fee: $2865 (1.5 units x $1910/unit)

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2019 program participants in the nursing skills lab.


* Financial aid is not available to International Nurse Remediation Program participants. You may, however, be eligible for other options, such as loans.