BSN Program - Transfer Entry Information

Transfer Entry Admission Requirements and Curriculum

Admissions Requirements

The Office of Admissions will begin accepting transfer student applications for spring semester 2019 entry September 1, 2017. Applications are due February 1, 2018. Students apply to the University of Portland and the School of Nursing with one application. All application documents must be received on or postmarked by the deadline.

Acceptance into the upper division nursing coursework for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is dependent upon the following:

  1. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.*
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in the required sciences.* Any 4-year University of Portland student requesting an internal transfer to Nursing and wishing to transfer a science class from another institution first needs the permission of the associate dean for baccalaureate education and must earn a grade of B or better in the course. For any transfer student, internal and external, grades of C- or lower in any required science course or pass/no pass are not allowed.
  3. Completion of a high school or college-level general chemistry course.
  4. Completion of all prerequisite courses. Lower division credit may be taken at any accredited college or university.
  5. All prerequisite courses must be graded with a C or higher. Pass/No Pass is not accepted for prerequisites.Prerequisite courses may be taken at any accredited college or university recognized by University of Portland.
  6. Satisfactory completion of all clinical entry requirements, including required drug screen and immunizations.
  7. Computer experience/literacy (ability to use a PC for word processing, e-mail, and access to the Internet) is required.

Transfer students' GPA for admission to upper division nursing courses is computed from all transcripts submitted for review.

*Transfer student admission to the upper division is very competitive with average GPAs significantly higher than the requirement.

The School of Nursing supports the University's non-discrimination statement.


Curriculum

For transfer into the nursing program:

  • A minimum of 60 semester credit hours (90 quarter hours) are required. 
  • Transfer courses may be taken at any accredited college or university.
  • Transfer courses must be at 100-level or above and graded C or above. Pass/No Pass is not accepted.
  • The University of Portland reserves the right to determine transfer equivalency. 
  • All university core and major requirements taken at other institutions requires approval by the SON undergraduate program counselor.
  • Prerequisites must be completed prior to entering the nursing program.

BSN Program Prerequisites
BSN Program Curriculum Requirements
Sample BSN Program of Study

Course descriptions for BSN program courses can be found in the University Bulletin.

Contact

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