Transfer of Credit
Students who have been enrolled at another institution must submit official transcripts from each college or university previously attended. Most institutions require that you write a letter requesting a transcript and include a processing fee. These transcripts should be sent to the registrar. The registrar will determine transfer of non-nursing credits. Transfer credit may be given for those courses taken at accredited institutions provided that the courses fall within the scope of Thomas University’s curriculum. Acceptability of non-equivalent courses is subject to the approval of the appropriate division chairperson. Students who fail a nursing course at Thomas University and successfully complete a similar course at another institution cannot transfer that course back to Thomas University.
Experiential Learning Credit
The requirements for experiential Nursing elective credit are as follows:
Upon acceptance to the Thomas University nursing program, students who hold an active professional nursing certification sponsored by a National Organization may receive three (3) credit hours for NSG 490 Special Topics as part of their required RN-BSN curricular plan. Additionally, students who receive an initial certification while enrolled in the nursing program can also receive 3 credit hours. Examples of approved organizations/certifications include American Nurses Credentialing Center, Emergency Nurses Association, Oncology Nursing Certification Organization, American Board of Perianesthesia, Nephrology Certification Commission, and others. Examples that would not meet this requirement include CPR, ACLS, TNCC, PALS, NALS, and other similar certifications.
To receive credit, a student must:
- Have the certification approved by his/her nursing advisor and the Division Chair
- Submit a copy of the certification to his/her advisor along with a letter requesting the credit
- Attach a copy of the official certification requirements.
- All of these documents will be filed in the student’s academic file.
- The certification must be current at the time credit is requested in order to receive experiential learning credit.
- Only one national certification is eligible for experiential learning credit