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RN to BSN Transfer Courses and Prerequisites

Transfer Courses

All students must meet certain general education requirements. In addition, prerequisites have been established by the College of Nursing. The following courses have been approved by the NC Community College Common Course Library and East Carolina University for transfer to ECU.

These courses include:

Subject Community College ECU Requirement Equivalent
English ENG 111 and either 112, 113, or 114 English Composition I & II
Biology BIO 165 and 166; or BIO 168 and 169
BIO 275 (preferred) or BIO 175
Anatomy and Physiology I & II

Fundamentals of Microbiology with Lab
Chemistry CHM 131, 131A, and CHM 132 or CHM 151 AND 152 General, Inorganic, and Biochemistry I & II
Administrative Services & Information Processing CIS 110 Introduction to Computer Literacy
Math MAT 161 or MAT 171 College Algebra or Precalculus Algebra
MAT 151, MAT 155, or PSY 285 Statistics
Nutrition BIO 155 or NUT 110 Nutrition
Health HEA 110 or 120 Health in Modern Society
Exercise & Sport Science (EXSS) All Physical Education (PED) activity courses transfer except PED 172 Lifetime Physical Activity & Fitness
Social Science Electives 12 semester hours required; includes Psychology and Sociology courses, and at least one elective in Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Geography, History or Political Science.
Anthropology: ANT 210, 220, 221, 230, 240
Communications: COM 110, 120
Economics: ECO 151, 251, 252
Geography: GEO 110, 111, 112, 113, 121, 130
History: HIS 111, 112, 114, 115, 121, 122, 124, 131, 132, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 221, 222, 223, 225, 226, 227
Political Science: POL 110, 120, 210, 220
Psychology: PSY 150*, 211, 237, 239, 241*, 243, 281
Sociology: SOC 210*, 213, 220, 225, 230, 234, 240, 242, 244, 250, 252, 254
* = required for nursing majors
Humanities and Fine Arts Electives 10 semester hours required. At least one course must be from the humanities, and one course must be from the fine arts areas.
HUMANITIES:

English: ENG 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 231, 232, 233, 234, 241, 242, 243, 251, 252, 253, 261, 262, 265, 266, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275
Humanities: HUM 110,115, 120, 121, 122, 123, 130, 140, 150, 160, 161, 211, 212, 220
Philosophy: All Philosophy (PHI) courses transfer. PHI 240 is required for nursing majors.
Religion: All Religion (REL) courses transfer; HIS 117

FINE ARTS:

Art: ART 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 121, 130, 131, 140,  241, 242, 243, 244, 246, 248, 260, 262, 263, 266, 267, 271, 272, 273, 274, 289
Dance: All Dance (DAN) courses transfer
Drama: DRA 111, 112, 115, 122, 126, 130, 135, 136, 142, 150, 151, 160, 170, 171, 175, 176, 211, 212, 230, 231, 240, 241, 243, 250, 251, 258, 260, 270, 271, 275, 276
Music: All Music (MUS) courses transfer, except MUS 280
Speech: COM 111, 231


RN to BSN Prerequisites

Prior to admission to the RN to BSN option, the following general education and cognate courses must be completed:

  • English Composition (two semesters)
  • College Algebra
  • Chemistry - General, Organic, and Biochemistry (two semesters)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (with labs)(two semesters)
  • Microbiology (with lab)
  • Health
  • Physical Activity and Fitness
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Introduction to Computer Literacy
  • Statistics (Mathematics or Psychology)
  • Social Science Elective: at least one course in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, or Political Science
  • Humanities and Fine Arts Electives (ten semester hours and must include ethics): at least one course from the humanities area and one course from the fine arts area. Humanities include ethics, literature, philosophy, and religion. Fine arts courses include art, dance, music, speech and theater.

The prerequisite courses can be taken at ECU, a community college, or a regionally accredited college or university.

Generally, academic credits from other regionally accredited institutions are accepted by ECU if a grade of C or higher is earned. There is no time limit for acceptance of academic credits. Advanced placement, credit by examination, and the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) are other ways to meet these requirements. For North Carolina community college courses, please refer to the community college transfer course list to determine how/if a course may transfer and to identify specific courses (especially Humanities/Fine Arts courses).

The ECU College of Nursing offers assistance to prospective RN to BSN students by completing an unofficial review of a complete set of transcripts. For an unofficial transcript evaluation, please submit your transcript coversheet and transcripts via e-mail to RNBSN@ecu.edu.

9/18/2013