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​Transfer Guidelines for the Bachelors of Science in Nursing Pre-Licensure

Information about Transcript Evaluation

A transcript evaluation is completed once official transcripts from all previously attended institutions have been received by WGU. Please note that transcripts must be sent to WGU directly from the issuing institution to be considered official. WGU does not perform unofficial evaluations or accept unofficial transcripts. The guidelines below will provide a good indication of the expected transfer credit. Official transcript evaluations will occur in the month prior to your start. Transcripts are processed in the order they are received. Please contact your Enrollment Counselor if it has been more than 15 business days since your transcripts have been received and you have not received an evaluation. Transfer credit will not be awarded for transcripts received after your first term start date. Transfer credit awarded for Business, Information Technology, or Health Professions College programs may not apply if a program change is made to the WGU Teacher’s College. 

COURSES ACCEPTED FOR TRANSFER CREDIT: 

  • Must be college level from an Institution accredited by an Institutional Accreditor (as listed by the U.S. Department of Education). For a list of USDE Institutional Accreditor agencies, see: Click here for a list of USDE Institutional Accreditor agencies.
  • Must have been awarded a grade of C- or better (Pre-licensure Nursing program and business courses must have a grade of C or better). 
  • May not be used to fulfill more than one course of study. 
  • Must meet the competency unit and content equivalency requirements. 

​COURSES SATISFIED BY AN ASSOCIATE OR BACHELOR’S DEGREE:

  • Where transfer credit does not apply, courses may be satisfied by degree. 
  • Courses can be satisfied by an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science from a Regionally or Nationally accredited institution. (Accrediting agency recognized by The U.S. Department of Education) 
  • In certain cases, the degree must be in a specific field of study. 
  • Satisfied by degree does not apply to all courses or programs at WGU. A change in majors at WGU may result in the removal of credit.

Important: The courses listed below are eligible for transfer credit; refer to your program guide for a complete listing of program requirements.

To be considered for this program, applicants must:

  • Possess an associate's degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited institution or state board of nursing approved program.
  • Possess an active, unencumbered RN license in your state of residence or your state of employment. (Some license holders may be granted a waiver if they are not licensed in their state of residence or employment.) RN licensure in your state of residence or employment is required to successfully complete clinical experiences. Compact licenses must be endorsed by your state of residence. Click here for more information about compact licenses.
  • Submit to and pass a criminal background check through American Databank.
Information about Transcript Evaluation

General Education

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below may be satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement.  

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Communication ‎(2)
Written CompositionC455English Composition I3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in English composition. Excluding business writing and technical writing. Cannot be satisfied by an associate degree. 

Communication ApplicationsC464Introduction to Communication3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in speech or communications. The course presented must clearly demonstrate an oral speaking component.  Cannot be satisfied by an associate degree. 

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(2)
History and GovernmentC181Survey of United States Constitution and Government3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in U.S. history, world history, political science, government, economics, or geography (excluding physical geography). Cannot be satisfied by an associate degree.

Ideals & EthicsC100Introduction to Humanities3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the humanities (literature, visual and performing arts, music, theatre, philosophy, ethics, or religious studies).  Cannot be satisfied by an associate degree. 

collapse Group : Mathematics ‎(1)
Statistical ReasoningC784Applied Healthcare Statistics4

​One course, equivalent to 3 unites, in statistics. This course must be taken with the past 5 years. Course is not required as a pre-requiste but may be transferred into program. Cannot be satisfied by degree.

collapse Group : Sciences ‎(7)
Life ScienceC107Anatomy and Physiology I4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in Anatomy & Physiology I with lab component. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

Life ScienceC405Anatomy and Physiology II4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in Anatomy & Physiology II with lab component. Cannot be satisfied by degree.

Life ScienceC453Clinical Microbiology4

One course, equivalent to 4 unit, in microbiology with lab component. Cannot be satisfied by degree.

Life ScienceC785Biochemistry3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in biochemistry. This course must be taken within the past 5 years. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

Life ScienceC467Pharmacology2

One course, equivalent to 2 units, in pharmacology. Course is not required as a pre-requisite but may be transferred into program. This course must be taken within the past 5 years. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

Social/Behavioral SciencesC180Introduction to Psychology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in psychology. *Courses eligible to transfer C217 cannot be used to fulfill the psychology component for this section. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

Social/Behavioral SciencesC217Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in human growth and development. The course must address human development throughout the entire lifespan. Child development or adolescent development will not meet this competency. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

collapse Group : Social Science ‎(1)
Social/Behavioral SciencesC273Introduction to Sociology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in sociology or anthropology. Cannot be satisfied by degree.  

Information about Transcript Evaluation

Non-Transferable Courses

Courses Not Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below may not be satisfied by transfer credit or degree. 

  
  
  
  
C466Medication Dosage Calculations1
C486Organizational Systems: Safety and Regulation1
C787Health & Wellness Through Nutritional Science3
C820Professional Leadership & Communication for Healthcare2
C825Introduction to Nursing Arts & Science3
C468Information Management and the Application of Technology3

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