Undergraduate - Transfer Students

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 https://portal.nursingcas.org

Transfer students benefit from the Rockhurst partnership by providing students an opportunity to become involved in campus life outside of their nursing education. Students can participate in clubs and organizations, intramural or collegiate athletics as well as minor in another area to enhance their nursing education. Transfer students feel they have the best of both worlds at Research and Rockhurst.

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
Nutrition
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 Mendenhall, Director of Transfer and Graduate Recruitment. She can be reached by email at leslie.mendenhall@researchcollege.edu 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.