Course Transfers

FNU students are eligible to transfer 12 credits into their program of study if the credits were taken from a school that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Courses will be eligible for transfer credit if the student can demonstrate that they have had similar content in a prior academic graduate program in the past five years. A longer time frame may be considered for post-master’s students who are currently practicing in their area of certification. Transfer credits may only be for didactic courses. Clinical credits may not be transferred. There is a course transfer fee for review of materials. Students may not use transfer credits to meet the criteria for Satisfactory Academic Progress. Deductions of tuition for transferred courses occur on the final tuition payment.

Courses not available for transfer:

  • N400 Health Assessment
  • N401 Communications
  • N404 Statistics
  • N406 Leadership
  • N407 Theories and Research
  • N408 Community Health
  • N409 Community Health Practicum
  • NM617 Antepartum Care
  • NM618 Intrapartum Care
  • NM619 Postpartum and Newborn Care
  • NM629 Skills for Nurse-Midwifery Care
  • NM621 Advanced Antepartum Care
  • NM622 Advanced Intrapartum Care
  • NM623 Advanced Postpartum and Newborn Care
  • NP629 Advanced Skills for Primary Care
  • PC628 Skills for Primary Care
  • WH629 Skills for Women’s Health Care
  • N701 Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology (4-0)
  • N702 Evidence Based Practice I (3-0)
  • N703 Evidence Based Practice II (3-0)
  • N704 Leadership and Organizational Theory (3-0)
  • N705 Ethics and Health Care Policy (3-0)
  • N706 Evidence Based Practice and Information
    Technology (3-0)
  • N711 Clinical Practicum I (0-4)
  • N707 The Nurse as Educator (2-0)
  • N712 Clinical Practicum II (0-4)
  • N720 Capstone Project (4-0)


  1. The student reviews the FNU Course Descriptions.
  2. The student notes any course(s) that are similar in content and credits to graduate level courses taken in the previous five years.
  3. The student downloads the Registrar’s Course Transfer Notice and the Course Transfer Form.
  4. For each course that is to be reviewed for transfer, the student sends a Registrar’s Course Transfer Notice and transfer review fee to the Registrar.
  5. The Registrar e-mails the student with the name and address of the appropriate Program Director.
  6. The student sends the Program Director the Course Transfer Form with the top filled out and the following materials: description of the graduate course from the official course catalog and course syllabus, which includes objectives and course outline.
  7. The Program Director e-mails the Registrar to ascertain if the student has an official transcript on file that indicates that the student earned at least a B in the course to be transferred.
  8. The Program Director reviews the material. The Course Coordinator may be consulted. More information from the student and/or the previous school may be requested.
  9. The Program Director completes the Course Transfer Form and returns it to the Registrar.
  10. The Program Director notifies the student and Course Coordinator.