Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Coursework
Transfer of Baccalaureate degree nursing coursework is subject to approval from the Department Chair and Academic Administration. All courses must satisfy the math and science transfer policies of FHCHS. The BSN core coursework includes service learning hours and must be completed at FHCHS to meet the service learning requirements.
Associate Degree Nursing Coursework
Graduates of regionally-accredited Associate degree programs may have a maximum of 36 trimester hours of nursing credit transferred as Associate degree credit and applied toward the Baccalaureate degree.
Students admitted to the RN to BSN, Pre-BSN, and Bridge Program will be granted 36 college credits by validation for having successfully passed the NCLEX exam and holding an active RN license. These credits will be transferred as Associate degree credits and applied toward the Baccalaureate degree (see the College-level Credit by Examination).
Graduates of international nursing programs will be evaluated on an individual basis. International transcripts must be accompanied by official copies of translations and a course-by-course evaluation. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated (course-by-course evaluation) and/or translated by an evaluation organization approved by Enrollment Services. Information regarding the approved organizations may be obtained from the Office of Enrollment Services.
General Education and Cognate Courses
Once enrolled in the Baccalaureate degree program, students must seek prior approval from the Department Chair and the Office of Academic Administration (see the Transient Policy) before taking any general education or cognate course at another regionally-accredited institution. Failure to have prior approval may result in earned credit not being accepted for transfer to FHCHS.
Associate Degree Graduates
Graduates of regionally-accredited Associate degree programs will be considered to have met the Associate degree general education and cognate requirements. Twenty-seven lower division credits will be transferred in from the AS degree into the RN to BSN Completion Program to ensure that students graduate with 127 credits. If 27 college-level credits cannot be found, additional elective courses will be required to make up the missing credits.
If the following courses or the equivalent were not included in the Associate degree, they must be completed prior to admission to the Baccalaureate degree program (see Pre-BSN section): a general computer course DCPT 105, English Composition I DENG 101, English Composition II DENG 102, or Survey of Inorganic Chemistry DCHE 111.
For more information, please see the Bridge Requirements for the RN to BSN Completion Program section.