Credit (Denver School of Nursing) Transfer to Another Institution – Credits earned at Denver School of Nursing are transferable only at the discretion of the receiving institution. Denver School of Nursing does not guarantee that its credits will transfer to any other institution.
Credit Transfer to Denver School of Nursing – Denver School of Nursing generally does not accept nursing courses from another nursing program, unless the transfer is related to the Colorado Nursing Articulation Model. Requests for transfer will be reviewed by the Dean of Nursing Education Programs or his/her designee on a course by course basis. Any nursing courses approved for transfer must have been completed within three (3) years of application at a Board of Nursing approved program (note: this particular requirement does not impact the RN to BSN program). Denver School of Nursing accepts transfer credits if the credits meet the following requirements:
- Previous institution was either accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or the college determines that the postsecondary institution has equivalent accreditation standing as a foreign institution
- The content of the course is similar in scope
- The unit of credit is comparable
- A grade of ‘C’ or better was attained
- All Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Microbiology courses must have been completed within seven (7) years of enrollment
Transfer credits are recorded as hours earned toward the program without counting toward a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA). General Education credits are transferred if they meet “general education” standards as defined by Denver School of Nursing. No transfer credits will be accepted after the first quarter. Denver School of Nursing does not guarantee the transferability of its credits to any other educational institution. All questions about the transferability of credits should be directed to the receiving institution.
A minimum of 75% of the pre-licensure DSN program courses must be taken at Denver School of Nursing in order to earn a degree from this institution. A minimum of 63 credits in the RN to BSN program option must be earned at Denver School of Nursing.
Competence from Prior Education
Applicants who wish to transfer in nursing courses with clinical or laboratory components, including Pharmacology, may be required to demonstrate clinical competency in the skills lab prior to the acceptance of these courses. Discuss the specific requirements with an admissions representative.
Requirements Relevant to All Programs
Applicants who have completed courses that are different from, but are the equivalent to, those required for admission, should submit official transcripts and course descriptions for review by the Dean of Nursing Education Programs or designee.