Nursing Program Transfer Credit Opportunities

Chamberlain College of Nursing welcomes transfer students from accredited programs. View our academic catalog for the College’s full transfer credit policy.

Planning Ahead

Degree requirements vary from institution to institution. If you are considering a transfer to Chamberlain College of Nursing, take a look at Chamberlain requirements early in your college experience to begin making transfer plans. Transfer students must follow the Chamberlain College of Nursing admission guidelines and procedures.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

An applicant seeking to transfer credit from another institution must request a credit evaluation prior to the first semester at Chamberlain and provide an official transcript from the institution where the credit was earned. Official foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved evaluating agency. Chamberlain may require a catalog or additional material and all transfer credit must comply with residency and curriculum requirements.

Transfer of courses is considered on an individual basis.

Additional Sources of Credit

Additional Transfer Credit Guidelines: All Programs

Courses will be reviewed for transferability if the courses are congruent with the applicable program curriculum. The evaluation includes an analysis of how the courses accepted in transfer meet specific course requirements in the Chamberlain College of Nursing curriculum.

  • Transfer of a course from another accredited program is considered on an individual basis
  • Qualifying transfer credits are accepted at the beginning of the student’s program of study or upon prior permission from the campus president or the online dean
  • Chamberlain does not transfer credit for life experience
  • Courses taken on a pass/fail basis will not be transferred

Undergraduate Transfer Credit Requirements Only

  • A grade of “B-” or higher is required for all science and nursing transfer credits (pre-licensure only). A grade of a “C” or higher is required for all other transfer credits
  • “C” grades earned in science courses may be accepted for transfer if the corresponding A2 test score is 72 or greater
  • Pre-licensure nursing coursework must have been completed within the past five years and be from a baccalaureate level program to be considered for transfer credit
  • Transfer credit will not be awarded for any clinical nursing course at the 300 level or above
  • Courses transferring in for microbiology, chemistry or anatomy and physiology credit must have been completed within the past 10 years and include a lab component in order to be considered for transfer credit
  • Students transferring credit for fundamentals, pharmacology, and/or health assessment will be required to take the standardized subject matter exam for that course by a pre-determined deadline and will be offered individual remediation as needed. Students must complete the fundamentals exam prior to registration of their first clinical nursing course. For details on how completion of the standardized subject matter exams impact registration, see the Registration section of the academic catalog. Please contact your admission representative for more information

Graduate Transfer Credit Requirements Only

  • A grade of “B” or higher is required for all transfer credits
  • Nursing coursework must have been completed within the past 10 years to be considered for transfer. Informatics and Healthcare Policy Specialty courses must have been completed within the past five years.
  • Transfer credit is not accepted for the graduate certificates
  • For Doctor of Nursing Practice, qualifying practicum hours will be considered for transfer

Questions?

Call 877.751.5783 and an admission representative will have your qualifying credits and transcript reviewed.