Transfer within UVA

Apply to transfer from another college within UVA into the School of Nursing to earn a BSN

  • Fall entry only
  • Graduates eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination
  • Deadline to apply: February 1
  • All transfer students enter as second-year students and complete the BSN in three additional years of study



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Who is the BSN for?

The School of Nursing accepts transfer students from other schools within the University into the second year of our program. Transfer students from another college or university apply via a separate application. Working RNs can apply to the part-time RN to BSN

Students admitted as transfer students for fall 2015 will graduate from the School of Nursing in May 2018.


  • Application deadline: February 1
  • Enrollment: fall entry of the second year

Tuition and financial aid

Application for Internal Transfer Program

Admission requirements

Admission is competitive and based on evaluation of all portions of the application. Applications 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 second-year student at the University of Virginia
  • Successfully complete 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) *

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

Human anatomy & physiology

University of Virginia BIOL 3410 + 3420
Virginia Community College System  BIO 141 + 142 or BIO 231 + 232

Internal Transfer Admission Statistics

 Applications  34
 Offers  8
 Matriculated  8
 Mean GPA of Offers  3.6


Professional nursing standards and guidelines incorporated in the curriculum: The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008).

Clinical nursing classes extend over the second, third, and fourth years in the BSN curriculum. Clinical experiences occur in a variety of settings at the UVA Medical Center, steps away from the School of Nursing buildings, as well as other local and regional clinical sites. Students will have in-patient clinical experiences at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Augusta Health in Fishersville, or Western State Hospital in Staunton. Clinical experiences in the community health course occur on a variety of settings in Charlottesville and in the surrounding counties.