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BSN Schools Without Transfer Prerequisites?

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Does anyone know of any BSN programs that are good but do not require prerequisite completion for transfer students? Most nursing programs seem to want prerequisites completion before transferring/applying to their programs. If anyone knows of any schools that admit transfers into the program and allow them to finish the prerequisites there, I would love the advice!

I am finishing up my freshman year of college and was on the pre-med route but recently decided to switch to nursing. I have not taken anatomy, physiology, microbiology, psychology, human development, or most other prerequisite courses because I was on the pre-med track! I have completed a year of inorganic chemistry and calculus for biological sciences. I can try to complete some courses this summer, but it is impossible for me to complete them all over or summer or at my current university. I don't want to waste any time or money so I am trying to transfer into a good program as soon as possible :)

I know University of San Francisco does not require completion of all prerequisites, but I know admission is competitive and I feel like if I don't have them done, there is no way they will accept me.

Thanks for any advice! :)

Mills college and Holy Names University don't require completion of pre-reqs. Both of these schools are in the 2+2 program with Samuel Merritt University which also has a really good BSN program. (Plus I heard that it is easier going through a sister school to get into SMU rather than applying there directly)

I went to community college for 2 years and I didn't take Anatomy, Physio, Micro, or Ochem yet. I only took Intro to Bio, Intro to Chem, and Nutrition and I got accepted to Mills.

You should check out their website for more info!

Ask at the University of Washington in Seattle. Great school. You may end up having to take an extra semester or two wherever you go, so go to the best you can.

Carlow university.

They have rolling admissions so you could probably start in August if they aren't full already. It's in Pittsburgh PA. Don't like the tuition scare you away, it's actually pretty affordable, everyone gets a pretty hefty scholarship just for showing up.

windsurfer8, BSN, RN

Specializes in Prior military RN/current ICU RN.. Has 14 years experience.

They are called "pre reqs" because you need to complete them successfuly to be in a nursing program. I am confused by your posting. You say most programs "seem to want" the prereqs completed. What does "seem to want" mean? Either they are required or they are not. Why don't you just go take those classes then apply to nursing school? You talk about "wasting time"?? How are you wasting time if you are taking Anatomy and Phys I and II? Get those prereqs done and you can apply anywhere you want.

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

Yes, I think you need to understand the difference between a prereq and a coreq. A prerequisite is something that is required prior to entering a program. Meaning you have to have it done. A corequisite means it can be complete while in the program. Thus, the co part. But you also have to realize it's better to get all of those classes out of the way before entering the program. Many of my cohort were struggling to find classes this summer and fall because all of the coreqs have to be done before January which is our last semester. And this fall we are doing OB/Peds with three clinical days and one lecture day and it is supposed to be very hard. I could not imagine trying to take micro or Advanced Physiology with that class.

Get these classes done, then apply to the program. It is really the best way to go. Patience Grasshopper.

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

Mills college and Holy Names University don't require completion of pre-reqs. Both of these schools are in the 2+2 program with Samuel Merritt University which also has a really good BSN program. (Plus I heard that it is easier going through a sister school to get into SMU rather than applying there directly)

I went to community college for 2 years and I didn't take Anatomy, Physio, Micro, or Ochem yet. I only took Intro to Bio, Intro to Chem, and Nutrition and I got accepted to Mills.

You should check out their website for more info!

A&P are not required at your school? Have you taken any of the med/surg classes yet? Those are going to be hugely difficult for you if you don't have that solid foundation of A&P. That's why many of the people who failed the past two semesters in my cohort did. They did not have a firm grasp of A&P.

A&P are not required at your school? Have you taken any of the med/surg classes yet? Those are going to be hugely difficult for you if you don't have that solid foundation of A&P. That's why many of the people who failed the past two semesters in my cohort did. They did not have a firm grasp of A&P.

It is required, I'm taking it this Fall. At mills we complete the nursing curriculum classes like A&P, micro, etc. Then move onto Samuel Merritt, where we do clinicals and take pharm, patho, etc.

It's a program between two different schools.

Miss.LeoRN

Specializes in Cardiac Stepdown, PCU.

You can't transfer "into" a program. You can transfer to the college you want to go to, and then finish your pre-req's there, then apply for the program. But, as far as just transferring into the program without having to complete the pre-req's that everyone else had to? No.

To clarify, I want to transfer to a university that offers prerequisite courses such as A&P, as my current university does not. When I say transfer without prerequisites, I mean transfer into a university with a BSN program that will allow me to complete the prerequisites there prior to beginning the program. I am stuck because many universities will not allow you to transfer without the prerequisites nor complete them there, so I am looking to find a college with a direct entry nursing program that will let me finish the prerequisite courses as if I am a freshman. I hope that clears things up!

I want to complete the prerequisites just like everybody else has to. I just don't have the means to do it at my current university, so I am trying to find somewhere else where I can both complete these classes and then begin my nursing classes. Thank you for all the responses.

mrsboots87

Specializes in Neuro, Telemetry. Has 6 years experience.

You are making this harder than you need to. The reason you are being told you can't transfer into the nursing programs youve contacted without the pre reqs completed is because at most reputable schools nobody just transfers directly into the nursing program willy nilly and then complete their pre reqs. The way most nursing schools work is that you take your pre reqs courses (either at the same school or another) and then APPLY to the nursing program once complete. So all you have to do is apply as a general ed student into a school you wish to attain entrance into a nursing program. Take the required pre reqs at that school. Then apply to their nursing program.

Basically apply for enrollment as a gen ed student at college of choice> complete required pre reqs for nursing program> get good grades> take nursing program entrance exam> apply to nursing program at your school.

For nursing programs, you have to both apply to the school for enrollment as a student, then apply to that schools nursing program. Some universities offer a 4 year nursing program, but all that really is is 2 years of the pre reqs other schools would have required anyway, then two years of the core nursing courses. It would not be wasting time to just go the other route. You would either have to find a 4 year program to apply to from the beginning or you take your pre reqs wherever and then apply for your 2 years core nursing program at either a CC or Uni