Transfer Policies for Registered Nurses

The School of Nursing is committed to encouraging registered nurses who possess a diploma or an associate degree to return for further study leading to a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing.

Application for admission to the full-time day program of the University is made through the Admissions Office. Acceptance of credit for transfer courses is determined by the Chairperson of the Department, once official transcripts have been received. Several articulation agreements have been signed with associate degree programs in nursing. Course descriptions may be requested by the appropriate department chairperson to determine if courses meet specific curriculum requirements. Completed transfer of credit forms become a part of the students' transcripts.

Part time study is available to registered nurses through the day school and summer school. Faculty are available to advise prospective students upon request.

Registered nurses entering the Department through transfer admissions must meet the same requirements as other students, namely a 2.7 overall cumulative average and a 2.7 science cumulative average. A photocopy of current nursing license, current CPR certification and insurance coverage must be submitted to the Department, and a record of continuous coverage for both documents must be provided according to expiration dates.

Registered nurses are encouraged to utilize the opportunity to gain credit for previous learning through CLEP or equivalency examinations. All students must take 33.307 Concepts for Baccalaureate Nursing.

Registered Nurses who are graduates of diploma and associate nursing programs may be awarded advanced standing through a combination of transcript evaluation, course equivalency procedures, examinations, and/or articulation agreements for the following courses:

  • 42.101 College Writing I
  • 42.102 College Writing II
  • 35.251 Physiological Chemistry I*
  • 35.252 Physiological Chemistry II*
  • 35.253 Physiological Chemistry Lab I*
  • 35.254 Physiological Chemistry Lab II*


  • 84.121 General Chemistry I*
  • 84.122 General Chemistry II*
  • 84.123 General Chemistry Lab I*
  • 84.124 General Chemistry Lab II*
  • 35.101 Anatomy & Physiology I*
  • 35.102 Anatomy & Physiology II*
  • 35.103 Anatomy & Physiology I*
  • 35.104 Anatomy & Physiology Lab II*
  • 35.211 Microbiology*
  • 35.213 Microbiology Lab*
  • 92.283 Statistics for Behavioral Science
  • 47.101 General Psychology
  • 47.260 Human Development I
  • 48.101 Introduction to Sociology
  • 30.201 Community Health
  • 30.206 Human Nutrition
  • 30.306 Introduction to Gerontology

*Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade pointaverage of 2.7 in the combination of science courses identified.