Fremont Nursing Classes

RN Classes for International Nurses
in Fremont, CA

About RN International Courses at Fremont

Registered Nurse (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). To meet the BRN’s requirements, you may need to complete courses at an approved college.

At our Unitek College campus in Fremont, we spend a considerable amount of time listening to the needs of our international nursing students. As a result, we maintain a positive learning environment for all our RN international graduates. Some of our benefits include modern laboratories that simulate real-world settings, dedicated nursing faculty, and employment assistance. Come to Fremont, and continue your career journey in the heart of the Bay Area with Unitek College.

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What You’ll Learn

Our international RN courses will help you take the next step in your nursing career. In Fremont, we offer courses that meet the requirements of the California State Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). If you don’t know which courses you need to take, we can help you find out by contacting the BRN on your behalf.

Below are some of the classes we offer to our international RN students:

  • Nursing Across the Lifespan IV Med/Surg IV (Theory): Learn about caring for patients with disorders of the endocrine system, nervous system, eyes, and ears.
  • Nursing Across the Lifespan IV Med/Surg IV (Clinical): This course provides clinical application of theoretical knowledge in the care of patients with chronic and complex disorders.
  • Maternal/Newborn (Theory): Sometimes referred to as an “OB” or “Obstetrics” course, this class provides theoretical instruction on the care of women during stages of pregnancy and care of 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 are used within the nursing process.

Admissions Requirements for the RN International Courses at Fremont

To enroll in one of our RN courses for international nurses, you will need to complete the following steps:

1 Career development meeting

2 Admissions interview

3 Submit proof of high school education or equivalent

4 Assessment exam

5 Unitek Application

6 Enrollment agreement

7 Financial preparations

RN Courses for International Students

Not only are nurses the bedrock of the healthcare industry, but as more nurses reach retirement age, a great shortage is expected to strike the United States. There will likely be more opportunity as well as job security for registered nurses.

These nursing courses are often required for graduates of international RN programs who are seeking licensure in California. Developed by experts in the field, our nursing faculty is committed to helping you succeed. For some of our international students, we provide RN courses which typically include the following topics:

  • Nursing Across the Lifespan IV Med/Surg IV (Theory): Learn about caring for patients with disorders of the endocrine system, nervous system, eyes, and ears.
  • Nursing Across the Lifespan IV Med/Surg IV (Clinical): This course provides clinical application of theoretical knowledge in the care of patients with chronic and complex disorders.
  • Maternal/Newborn (Theory): Sometimes referred to as an “OB” or “Obstetrics” course, this class provides theoretical instruction on the care of women during stages of pregnancy and care of 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 are used within the nursing process.

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Five students in green scrubs

I recently graduated from Unitek and I passed my NCLEX on my first try with the minimum amount of questions.

- Kandance S. (2020 Nursing Graduate)

Unitek College Campus

The Fremont Campus

Our Fremont campus is a great entry point for international nurses. Located near the San Francisco Bay, Fremont is a city with more than 231,000 people and covers 90-square miles, making it California’s 15th largest city. Fremont offers a pleasant climate, not to mention a close proximity to major shopping areas, recreational activities, employment centers, large airports, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit system.

In Fremont, our RN students are also within walking distance of several clinical partners. They also utilize various simulation facilities and medical mannequins. If you are looking for a dynamic, well-rounded curriculum and a metropolitan city, our Fremont campus might be the ideal choice for you.

Services Included in Program Cost

In addition to the RN course requirements, international graduates must also complete several other steps to work in California. These include fingerprinting, background checks, and application fees. At our Fremont campus, the following services are included within your tuition:

  • Electronic Application to Take the NCLEX-RN1
  • Fingerprinting as Required by the BRN
  • Preliminary Background Check2

Various Simulation Labs

Our Fremont campus also maintains two skills labs and three simulation labs. Each one contains patient-care stations, which simulate actual hospital settings. The main skills lab offers a furnished study area for students. In each lab, you will have access to storage cabinets with supplies and medical equipment.

Honestly, the best part of this school was my instructors. They understood how hard the program was and devoted time into helping every student in our class that came to them.

- KC Nguyen (2020 Nursing Graduate)

Campus Location

Framed by sunny skies and gradual mountainous views, our Fremont campus is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. It lies near the arterial I-880 highway at 4670 Auto Mall Parkway. In addition, our campus sits in a safe area of the city with several nearby establishments. These include a performing arts studio, a fitness center, and several eateries.

Fremont Campus
Phone: (888)-775-1514
4670 Auto Mall Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538

Fremont is a sunny city in Northern California. It is also the fourth largest city in the charming Bay Area. Known for its extensive tech industry, Fremont borders the world-renowned Silicon Valley. Locals and visitors alike come to Fremont for historic landmarks, outdoor attractions, and ties to the film industry. Healthcare providers are also some of the top employers in the city.

RN graduates could put down roots in bustling Fremont. It is a great place to start, considering its central location and pleasant weather. In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of Registered Nurses to grow 12 percent by 2028. This growth 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.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Generally speaking, the average class size is capped at 20 students for online courses, 40 for on-campus instruction, and 10 for each offsite clinical rotation.

The schedule can change each year based on clinical availability. Please speak with an admissions representative to receive the most up-to-date information.

To get the most accurate answer, you will need to check with an admissions representative at Fremont. However, on-campus instruction might be scheduled anytime between 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Off-site clinical training can be scheduled during any day, night, or weekend.

1If a student wants to submit a paper application, then the student will be responsible for the required fees.

2The BRN requires an additional background check before certification that the student must pay.

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