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NOTE: At this time, we are not accepting applications for the Foreign Nurse Graduate Program for Winter/Spring 2021. Please check back in July 2021 for future availability.  


The Department of Nursing offers to foreign nurse graduates the opportunity to correct a noted deficiency in an area of nursing education which prevents eligibility for NCLEX-RN. This program is offered by Glendale Community College in cooperation with the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Eligible applicants will be notified via email by the Nursing Department to make an appointment with the Health Sciences Division Associate Dean/Nursing Program Director and/or designee for evaluation.


In order to be eligible to apply for the Foreign Nurse Graduate (FNG) Program, the following must be submitted with the application:

  1. Letter from the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) stating deficiencies
  2. Official transcript showing completions of English 101 in the United States

English 101 (Freshman English) must be completed with a grade of “C” or better before applying and your grade must be posted on the transcript prior to applying. No “work in progress” is accepted. English courses taken outside of the United States will not be accepted.

Applicants who do not complete English 101 by the application deadline may apply in future semesters. Please check back on our website ( for future deadlines.


Acceptance into classes required for the Foreign Nurse Graduate Program will be based upon the availability of space. Accepted applicants will be notified via email in mid-June as to which portions of the curriculum must be taken to complete the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requirements.

Selected applicants must complete the following:

  1. NS 217 (1.0 Unit) – Advanced Placement Nursing Bridge Course
  2. NS 218 (1.5 Units) – Nursing Pharmacology Review and Update
  3. Other Nursing courses as determined by the program director based on deficiencies outlined by the BRN.

Upon completion of these courses, the student will be placed on a waiting list until an opening in the appropriate course becomes available.

Upon acceptance, the following are required and must be valid throughout your enrollment:

  1. Health requirements consistent with other students enrolled in the program
  2. Fire and Safety Card
  3. CPR Card – Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Professional Rescuer from the American Heart Association
  4. Glendale Community College Nursing Student uniform for clinical rotations