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Nursing Transfer Process

Transferring into our Nursing program is slightly different than the process for other academic programs. To make it easier for you, here are six simple steps to help you on your way to becoming a holistic caregiver:

1. Apply

The first step as a transfer student is to apply to the College. For you to be considered for admission we will need:

If you have been dismissed or failed out of any other Nursing program, you will need to meet with the Director of the Undergraduate Department of Nursing at Roberts Wesleyan College to discuss the possibility of admission to the nursing major prior to applying to the College.

2. Transfer Credit Evaluation

  • A Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) is generally completed immediately following your acceptance to Roberts.
  • If you would like a TCE completed prior to your acceptance, feel free to send transcripts to the Office of Admissions requesting that one be sent to you.
  • For more detailed information on transfer credit policy, see our Catalog.

3. Meet with the Nursing Transfer Advisor

  • Our Nursing transfer advisor will be able to meet with you, either in person or by phone, to give you a graduation plan and timeline towards obtaining your Bachelor's degree.  This is reserved only for students with at least 1 full year of college credit.
  • To set up an appointment contact our Visit Counselor at (585) 594-6481.
  • So that we can best advise you, you will need to submit all college transcripts prior to your meeting if you have not done so already.
  • The courses you have taken prior to Roberts will determine the length of time it takes you to graduate in our bachelor's program with a major in nursing. Most transfer Nursing students are at Roberts for three years, although this depends on a variety of factors. Our Nursing transfer advisor will be able to bring clarity to this for you.

4. Financial Aid Award Letter

Upon acceptance, the Office of Financial Aid will complete an award letter once we have received your FAFSA. The award letter will outline:

  • Scholarships
  • Federal Loans
  • Estimated Balance

5. Enrollment Deposit

Once you are accepted, you may submit your enrollment deposit at any time. The $150 deposit secures your spot at Roberts and allows us to register you for classes.

6. Application to the Nursing Major

Once you have completed all or most of your science prerequisites (see below) and have completed NSG 101, you will be able to submit an application to the Nursing program. The Department of Nursing will contact you about this process once you are eligible to apply.

Pre-Requisites

The following courses are required to apply for the Nursing major and clinical rotations, however they are not required to apply for admission.  You can find specific course equivalencies for some colleges right here.

  • General Biology (w/lab)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (w/lab)
  • Microbiology (w/lab)
  • Intro Organic & Biochemistry (w/lab)
  • Nutrition
  • Statistics
  • General Psychology
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)

Admission Requirements

To transfer into our Nursing program we require a 2.50 or higher in the following three areas:

  1. Your cumulative overall GPA from your last full-time college attended.
  2. Your Nutrition class (which Roberts considers a Nursing course rather than a Science course).
  3. Your cumulative GPA in any of the following five science classes:
    • General Biology I (must include ecology, cell biology & genetics in course content; w/ lab)
    • Intro Organic & Biochemistry (combined 4 credit course at Roberts & includes 1/3 of each: general chemistry, organic chemistry & biochemistry) w/lab
    • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (w/ lab)
    • Microbiology (w/ lab)
  • If you have not taken Nutrition or any of the science classes listed above, you may still apply to the college and you would NOT be penalized for not taking these classes. These classes, however, will be required before applying the Nursing Major (see prerequisite section above).  
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II and Microbiology must have been taken within 5 years or the courses will need to be repeated.  Higher GPA's are considered over lower GPA's within the GPA requirement, but again, we cannot guarantee class availability.
  • Science prerequisite courses cannot be taken more than 2 times.  Courses taken 3 times or more will not be transferrable to the Roberts nursing program.
  • We begin clinical rotations at Roberts during the sophomore year and require that every student successfully completes NSG 101 (Intro to Nursing) at Roberts the semester before they hope to complete the first clinical course, NSG 203 (Nursing Wholeness: Basic Human Needs).
  • There is a summer transfer option for transfer students that allow NSG 101 and NSG 203 to be completed in the summer if all other pre-requisites are met. There is no guarantee that there will be room in the summer option for all transfer students.