Students who have completed pre-requisite coursework at another accredited college or university, including community colleges, are eligible to apply to transfer into the nursing program. Nursing coursework begins each January. Students must apply by Feb. 15 prior to the January they would like to begin. Transfer students apply on-line through the NursingCAS website at

Admission is competitive for transfer students and based on overall GPA as well as GPA in the science and math pre-requisites. Although students are not required to have certain pre-requisites completed to apply or be admitted, the more students have completed in the science and math area the more competitive their application will be. Below are the pre-requisites needed for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

College Algebra *
English I and II*
General Chemistry with lab *
General Psychology *
Anatomy and Physiology (6-8 hrs.) with lab *
Developmental Psychology
American History or US History
Art/Music/Theater elective
Microbiology with lab
Western Civilization
Social Science elective
Global Perspectives Requirement
Philosophy/Theology (must be completed at Rockhurst)

*these courses must be completed to begin sophomore nursing coursework in January for students who are admitted.

Advising appointments are available with Leslie Burry, Director of Admission. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 816-995-2820. Additional pre-requisite information can be found by visiting the Undergraduate Program Requirements section of our catalog on-line.