RN international graduates who would like to work in California are required to pass the NCLEX-RN exam and gain a license from the California State Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). The BRN may also require you to take courses at an approved college prior to taking the NCLEX-RN exam.

At Unitek College, we spend a considerable amount of time listening to the needs of our students. As a result, we are able to maintain a positive learning environment. Modern laboratories that simulate real-world settings and teachers willing to give you the attention you deserve are just a few of the benefits you will receive once you choose Unitek College.

Unitek College RN Courses

Unitek offers courses that may be required for you by the BRN. These courses include the following:

  • RNSG236 – Maternal/Newborn – Theory
  • RNSG237 – Maternal/Newborn – Clinical
  • RNSG244 – Nursing Across the Lifespan IV Med/Surg IV – Theory
  • RNSG245 – Nursing Across the Lifespan IV Med/Surg IV – Clinical

If you don’t know which courses you need to take, we can help you find out by contacting the California Board of Registered Nursing. Please fill out the above form or give us a call at 510-896-7571.

Course Descriptions

For more information about our courses, please review the following descriptions.

Nursing Across the Lifespan IV Med/Surg IV – Theory: Learn about caring for those with disorders of the endocrine system, nervous system, eyes, and ears. Plus, learn about treating patients with acute, seriously ill, and critical surgical needs. You’ll also learn how to implement nursing care within a legal/ethical framework.

Nursing Across the Lifespan IV Med/Surg IV – Clinical: This course provides clinical application of theoretical knowledge in the care of the client with chronic and complex disorders. It will also provide instruction on caring for clients with acute and critical life threatening health situations. Clinical experiences are included for multiple healthcare settings.

Maternal/Newborn – Theory: This course, sometimes referred to as an “OB” or “Obstetrics” course, provides theoretical instruction on the care of women during stages of pregnancy and care of newborns. Subject matter includes but is not limited to the following: prenatal care, assessment of normal pregnancy, fetal development, post-partum care, high risk pregnancy, high risk labor and delivery, high risk newborns.

Maternal/Newborn – Clinical: Clinical experience is provided in multiple healthcare settings. The Benner Model from Novice to Expert, the concepts from Jean Watson’s Caring Theory, and NLN Roles of Practice will all be used within the framework of the nursing process to implement care for culturally diverse maternal/newborn clients.

RN courses for international nurses

Demand for RNs in the U.S.

Employment of Registered Nurses is expected to grow 15 percent by 2026.1 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth will occur in the United States for a number of reasons. This is primarily due to increasing rates of chronic conditions, a higher demand for preventive care, and a greater need for healthcare services in the elderly population.

Other Requirements for International Nurses

In addition to course requirements, you must also complete several other requirements. These include fingerprinting, background checks, and application fees. In an effort to make this process as straightforward as possible, the following services are included with your tuition:

  • Electronic Application to Take The NCLEX-RN2
  • Fingerprinting as Required by the BRN
  • Preliminary Background Check3

RN courses for international nurses are available at the Fremont Campus.