Roseman University of Health Sciences does not offer any prerequisites/general education coursework; therefore all students applying to the BSN or ABSN programs are transfer students and/or 2nd-degree seeking students.  It is highly recommended that interested students seek the guidance of an advisor prior to application.

An individual plan will be created for each student based on their civilian and military academic record. Applicants may satisfy the applicable nursing prerequisites through a combination of prior coursework, credit-by-exam, or an earned degree.

Acceptance of General Transfer Credit

Transfer of credits from regionally or nationally accredited colleges or universities will be accepted under the following guidelines:

  • The course must be directed toward an academic program of study.
  • Courses earned through an occupational / technical program will not be accepted.
  • Courses which are developmental or remedial are not accepted for transfer.
  • Courses that are earned in a certificate or professional training capacity are not accepted for transfer credit.
  • Only courses completed with a grade of “C” or better (2.0/4.0 scale) will be accepted as transferable.

Acceptance of Military Experiential Credit

The College of Nursing may award college credit for prerequisite coursework based on the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE).   If military experiential credit is transferred to satisfy prerequisite requirements, the number of transferred credits will be based on ACE recommendations and will be transferred in as “Credit” with no grade awarded.  Military experiential credit will only be reviewed and accepted for the satisfaction of the humanities and electives credits.

Credit by Examination

Credit by examination took through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP),Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs may be accepted in satisfying prerequisites. Questions regarding equivalencies and minimum score requirements can be emailed to

Additional questions regarding the acceptance of transfer credit and/or military experiential credit should be addressed with an advisor or by emailing