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Transfer guidelines for Master of Science in Nursing - Education ​(RN to MSN)

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. 


  • Must be college level from 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. 
  • May not be used to fulfill more than one course of study. 
  • Must meet the competency unit and content equivalency requirements. 
  • Certifications must be active determined by certifying vendor, except for lifetime certifications, which must have been received within five years. 


  • Where transfer credit does not apply, courses may receive a Requirement Satisfied (RS). 
  • Courses that receive a Requirement Satisfied can be fulfilled 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. 
  • Requirement 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.
  • Degrees in Information Technology must be awarded within five years of the start date. 

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

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)
expand Group : Communication ‎(2)
expand Group : History and Humanities ‎(2)
expand Group : Mathematics ‎(1)
expand Group : Sciences ‎(6)
expand Group : Social Science ‎(1)
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Courses in the Major

Courses Satisfied by Transfer Credit

The group below cannot be satisfied by a degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement. 

Transfer Requirement(s)
expand Group : Courses in the Major ‎(1)
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Non-Transferable Courses

Courses Not Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

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

C228Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing3
C229Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing Field Experience2
C349Health Assessment3
C475Care of the Older Adult3
C787Health & Wellness Through Nutritional Science3
C820Professional Leadership & Communication for Healthcare2
C918Evolving Roles of Nurse Educators in Diverse Environments2
C919Facilitation of Context-Based Student-Centered Learning2
C920Contemporary Curriculum Design and Development in Nursing Education2
C921Assessment and Evaluation Strategies for Measuring Student Learning3
C922Emerging Trends and Challenges in 21st Century Nursing Education2
C946Nursing Education Field Experience2
C947Nursing Education Capstone2
D024Professional Presence and Influence2
D025Essentials of Advanced Nursing Roles and Interprofessional Practice2
D026Quality Outcomes in a Culture of Value-Based Nursing Care2
D027Advanced Pathopharmacological Foundations3
D028Advanced Health Assessment for Patients and Populations3
D029Informatics for Transforming Nursing Care3
D030 Leadership and Management in Complex Healthcare Systems3
D031Advancing Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing Practice3
D129Advanced Professional Roles and Values3

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