Transfer from another college or university into the School of Nursing to earn a four-year BSN
|BSN admissions information
Hear from an admissions officer about the program and the admissions process.
Who is the BSN for?
The School of Nursing accepts transfer students into the second year of our program. Transfer students from another school or college within UVA apply via a separate application. Working RNs can apply to the part-time RN to BSN. Students who have already completed a bachelor's degree in another field are ineligible to apply as a second-year transfer. Please consider the Master's Entry Program: Clinical Nurse Leader program.
Students admitted as transfer students for fall 2015 will graduate from the School of Nursing in May 2018.
Tuition and financial aid
Admission to the School of Nursing is competitive and based on evaluation of all portions of the application.
Applications for admission will be considered through the Office of Undergraduate Admission with an initial review in the School of Nursing. Applications may be obtained from the Office of Undergraduate Admission. The Office of Undergraduate Admission will waive the SAT/ACT requirement for any student who has been out of high school for five or more years. Particular attention should be paid to the instructions in the application pertaining to transfer students.
To be considered for admission to this program, applicants must submit a completed application by the March 1 deadline and:
* 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.
Fall Semester, Year 1
Spring Semester, Year 1
* All prerequisite courses need to be completed before the start of the Fall semester and can be completed in the summer semester if needed.
Below is a list of courses that have been approved to meet our prerequisites. This list is not exhaustive; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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
|George Mason University||BIOL 124 + 125|
|James Madison University||BIO 270 + 290|
|University of Virginia||NUIP 2060 + 2070|
|Virginia Community College System||BIO 141 + 142, BIO 231 + 232 or NAS 161 + 162|
|Mean GPA of Offers||3.87||3.89||3.60||3.66|
Professional nursing standards and guidelines incorporated in the curriculum: The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008).
Plan of study
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.
Transfer of credit
On presentation of a school transcript, students accepted for transfer to the School of Nursing will be granted transfer credit for academic course work taken at an accredited institution if the grade earned was a C or better, and if the courses correspond to ones offered at the University. Please refer to the UVA Transfer Credit Analyzer for an up-to-date list of transferable courses. Questions regarding acceptability of specific courses for transfer may be referred to the School of Nursing Office of Admissions and Student Services.