Transfer within UVA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The School of Nursing accepts transfer students from other schools within the University into the second year of our program. Applicants who are accepted for transfer will enter the School of Nursing in the fall semester and will complete three years of full-time study at the University.  

Students admitted as transfer students for fall 2014 will graduate from the School of Nursing in May 2017.

Full-time study is required. All students will transfer in as second-year students, and will complete the BSN in three additional years of study.

Admission Requirements

Admission is competitive and based on evaluation of all portions of the application. Applications for admission will be considered through the School of Nursing Office of Admissions and Student Services.

To be considered for admission to this program, applicants must submit a completed application by the February 1 deadline and:

  • Be a current first-year or second-year student at the University of Virginia
  • Successfully completed the following four prerequisite courses with a grade of a C or better prior to beginning our program in the fall semester:
    • Microbiology (3-4 credits)
    • Chemistry (3-4 credits)
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits) *
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits) *

* Students accepted to our program will have the opportunity to complete Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (NUIP 2060 and 2070) at the School of Nursing the summer session prior to the start of the fall entry. If Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II have already been completed, then students will not have to enroll in the summer session.

Approved Prerequisite Courses

Below is a list of courses that have been approved to meet our prerequisites. This list is not exhaustive; please contact if you have questions about a course that is not on this list.


 George Mason University

 BIO 305 + 306

 Radford University

 BIOL 334

 University of Virginia

 BIOL 3120

 Virginia Community College System

 NAS 185, BIO 150 or BIO 205

 Virginia Tech

 BIOL 2604


 George Mason University

CHEM 101, CHEM 103, CHEM 104, CHEM 211 or CHEM  212

 James Madison University

CHEM 100, CHEM 120, CHEM 131 or CHEM 132

 Radford  University

CHEM 101 or CHEM 102

 University of Virginia

CHEM 1210, CHEM 1220, CHEM 1400, CHEM 1410 or  CHEM 1420

 Virginia Community College System

CHM 101, CHEM 102, CHM 111 or CHM 112

 Virginia Commonwealth University

CHEM 101, CHEM 102, CHEM 103 or CHEM 104

 Virginia Tech

CHEM 1015, CHEM 1016, CHEM 1035 or CHEM 1036

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Clinical nursing classes extend over the second, third, and fourth years in the BSN curriculum. Students will have in-patient clinical experiences at the University of Virginia Health System, Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Augusta Health in Fishersville, or Western State Hospital in Staunton.

Clinical experiences in community and population health occur on a variety of settings in Charlottesville and in the surrounding counties.

For Internal Transfer Applicants

For More Information

Students are encouraged to attend an internal transfer information session for more information on this program. Please feel free to contact if you have additional questions.