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Transfer Guide: Nursing

TRANSFER FACTS

Students wishing to enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) major (pre-licensure) at SAU after completing the Associate in Science (AS) degree at Black Hawk College should complete the courses below. For transfer students completing the AS degree at BHC, the BSN can be completed in two years of full-time study after transfer.

To be accepted to the nursing major students must:

1.     Complete an admissions application to SAU and complete a separate admissions application to the Department of Nursing. For fall admission, the application deadline is December 1 of the previous year, and for spring admission, the application deadline is July 1 of the previous year. See admission and degree details on the Nursing FAQ page.
2.     Have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students with a GPA lower than 3.0 may submit a letter of petition to the Admission and Progression Committee explaining the circumstances related to the GPA and may be admitted on probation. Admission is very competitive.
3.     Complete prerequisite course requirements with a "C" grade or higher. For course list see Transfer Admissions Checklist.
4.     Complete a CNA (certified nursing assistant) course and hold active status on a state registry.
5.     Complete Healthcare Provider CPR (American Heart Association).
6.     Upon acceptance, initiate certified background check process. ·      

The SAU Nursing Department does not require any formal entrance testing at this time (i.e. TEAS, HESI).

CNA Course Availability:  BHC offers the Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program twice each fall and spring semester, and some summers. The course is NA 100 (8 credit hours).  Please consult BHC's semester schedules for course availability.

Foreign Language Note:  SAU requires three years of the same language in high school or the equivalent of two semesters at the college level. Sign language may meet this requirement. Foreign language at the 202 level or above will meet a humanities requirement at Black Hawk College.

SUGGESTED COURSES

For students wishing to earn the ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE degree at BHC and fulfill prerequisite and general education requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at SAU.

1st Year, Fall Semester 

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
  ENG 101 3 ENGL elective
  HEAL 102 2 KIN 149
  PSYC 101 3 PSYC 105
  BIOL 100 or BIOL 101 4 BIOL 101
1,2 MATH 118 5 MATH 171
Semester Hours 17  

1st Year, Spring Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
  ENG 102 3 ENGL 101
  CHEM 110 4 CHEM 103
  SPEC 101 3 COMM 129
2,4,5 Elective 3  
  SOC 101 3 SOC 101
Semester Hours 16  

2nd Year, Fall Semester 

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
  MATH 108 3 STAT 213
  BIOL 145 4 BIOL 230
2,4,5 Elective 3 Elective
3,4 Fine Arts 3 Fine Arts
PHIL 103 3 PHIL 207
Semester Hours 16  

2nd Year, Spring Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
  BIOL 146 4 BIOL 232
  BIOL 261 4 BIOL 211
  PSYC 200 3 PSYC 212
2,4,5 Elective 4  
  Semester Hours  15  

  

Minimum total hours required for associate degree = 64



NOTES:

1.     MATH 118 requires 1) appropriate placement score or MATH 086, 090 or 091 "C" or better, and 2) a geometry course in high school, or MATH 085, or a Compass Geometry score of 46 or higher.  Students who passed AP math courses in high school should see an advisor to confirm math course placement. Note: If a student has not previously completed a course in trigonometry, take MATH 116 prior to MATH 118. 
2.     Students choose electives to meet additional hours required for graduation. Recommended:  Foreign language (4-8 credits) if needed (see Note 5); a humanities course such as PHIL 100, PHIL 101, PHIL 206, or HIST 222 (3 credits); a computer science course such as CS 100, CS 105, CIP 101, BE 146 (3 credits); the non-western course required by BHC (3 credits. See Note 4); or MATH 116 to prepare for MATH 118 (3 credits. See advisor).
3.     Fine Arts Electives: Any BHC IAI F or HF course.
4.     Non-Western Studies:  One non-western studies course must be selected from BHC's Humanities, Fine Arts, or Social and Behavioral Sciences general education courses.  See BHC advisor for course options.
5.     Foreign Language:  SAU requires three years of the same language in high school or the equivalent 2 semesters at the college level. Sign language may meet this requirement. Foreign language at the 202 level or above will meet a humanities requirement at Black Hawk College.


This guide is provided as a service to BHC students and information is subject to change. Students should work with a BHC advisor and the transfer school to keep informed of changes. This guide is not intended to be a contract with St. Ambrose University. Final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student.

Last Updated: September 28, 2016