Transfer Students

Students apply in the spring to begin nursing school as sophomores the following fall. Applications are processed through NursingCAS and are not available until December 17, 2019 at 8:00 am and close May 4, 2020 at 12:00 am. Click  here to start your NursingCAS application.

The fall 2020 application deadline for all applicants is May 4, 2020

  • Applications are submitted through NursingCAS ( nursingcas.org)
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed

Transfer students are eligible to receive scholarships in the amount of $5,000 - $16,000 per year. Click here to download a sample of the scholarships available or visit the  Undergraduate Admissions Page for more information. 

Admission Criteria

Running Start Applicants: Please contact the nursing office for specific instructions regarding your transfer courses. 

Admission to the nursing program is competitive and meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A transfer applicant is any student who has attempted at least 30 transferable quarter credits or 20 transferable semester credits since obtaining a high school diploma (transfer credits are 100 level or higher). The following criteria must be met to be eligible for consideration for admissions to the School of Nursing.

  • Obtain a minimum cumulative science GPA of 3.0
    • Courses must be equivalent to BIOL 221, BIOL 222 and CHEM 151
  • Obtain a minimum cumulative nursing prerequisite GPA of 3.0
    • Prerequisites may differ depending upon which plan you choose.
      • 3 Year Transfer Plan - Prerequisite Coursework (see courses below)
      • 2.5 Year Transfer Plan - Prerequisite and General Education Coursework (see courses below)
        • Click here for the most current transfer guide
        • Transfer courses must be completed by winter term prior to application submission. Students enrolled in Spring term prerequisite courses may qualify for provisional admission (if space available).
  • Essay (250 words max)
  • Completion of two (2) reference forms
  • One (1) page resume detailing all work and volunteer experiences

Use the following link to determine whether your GPA meets the requirements.  College GPA Calculator

  Please note the following:

  • Admission to the nursing program for students who meet the above criteria is not guaranteed and depends on the competitive applicant pool from year to year. 
  • Although there is currently no limit on the number of times a student may repeat any prerequisite course, the Nursing Admissions Committee does consider the number of repeated courses by a student in the overall application review.
  • Beginning with the Fall, 2021 admission cycle, students may only repeat one science course one time. In the case where a student has more than one repeat on any science course, only the grade from the first repeated course will be used.
    • A “withdraw” from any science course will be counted as an attempt under this rule. 
  • A maximum of two repeated prerequisite courses is allowed (only one can be a science course).
    • This does not include prerequisite courses that were taken five or more years ago.
  • Students will be more competitive by having all (or most) of the prerequisite nursing courses completed by winter term. 
  • Science courses must be completed within seven years of anticipated program start date (or have approval from the Nursing Program Director).
  • The MATH 180 pre-requisite course cannot be satisfied through a Statistics course. 
  • Completion of one essay
  • Demonstrate evidence of good citizenship and responsibility
  • Prior to acceptance into the School of Nursing all applicants must apply for admission to George Fox University. 
  • Final acceptance is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen

Prerequisite Coursework

3 Year Transfer Plan

  • MATH 180 College Algebra 
  • BIOL 221 and BIOL 222 Anatomy and Physiology Series
  • CHEM 151 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
  • PSYC 150 General Psychology
  • COMM 100 Introduction to Communications
  • MATH 240/PSYC 240 or SOC 240
  • BIOL 367 Microbiology
  • PSYC 310 Lifespan Human Development
  • NURS 313 Nutrition 

 

Prerequisite Coursework

2.5 Year Transfer Plan

  • MATH 180 College Algebra 
  • BIOL 221 and BIOL 222 Anatomy and Physiology Series
  • CHEM 151 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
  • PSYC 150 General Psychology
  • COMM 100 Introduction to Communications
  • MATH 240/PSYC 240 or SOC 240
  • BIOL 367 Microbiology
  • PSYC 310 Lifespan Human Development
  • NURS 313 Nutrition
  • PHIL 180 Ethics
  • NURS 311 Pathophysiology (offered online through GFU in the summer; other Patho courses would need to be approved by the Nursing Program Director)

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General Education Coursework

General education criteria can be met for admission to the 2.5 year program by completing an approved transfer degree or the courses listed below:

COURSES

1. HHPA 120 Lifelong Fitness 
2. WRIT 110
3. One of the following History or Politics courses: HIST 110, 120, 151, 152 OR PSCI 230.
5. One of the following Literature courses: LITR 236, 237 OR 238
6. HUMA 290 Art, Beauty, and Truth OR TWO courses from two different disciplines (Art, Theater, or Music)
7. Cross Cultural Experience 

 

 

OR

APPROVED TRANSFER DEGREES

George Fox accepts the following associate's degrees as a block transfer, taking care of all your general education requirements except for a few courses that are tied specifically to our institutional mission.

Oregon: The Associates of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT), the Associates of Science Oregon Transfer Business Degree (ASOTB) or the Associates of Science Oregon Transfer Computer Science (ASOT-CS)

Washington: The Washington Transfer Associates of Arts (WTAA) also known as the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA)
California: The Associates of Arts Degree for Transfer or any associates of arts degree if you also met the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements or the CSU General Education Breadth requirements.

 


General Education coursework can be met through an approved transfer degree OR completion of the following general education coursework.

For questions regarding transfer course equivalents, please contact Keenan O' Hern ( kohern@georgefox.edu) the Transfer Admissions Counselor or click here to view the Admissions counselors contact page. For a full evaluation of your transfer courses, complete the  prerequisite evaluation request form.

Upon Acceptance into the Program

Students accepted into the School of Nursing will receive more information in their acceptance packet regarding the following requirements.

Criminal Background Check: Final acceptance into the nursing program is contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
Mandatory Drug Screen: Final acceptance into the nursing program is contingent upon passing a drug screen.
Immunizations: Official documents will be required to validate students are current with all immunization requirements. Click here to review what is required.
CPR Certification: Students accepted into the program must have current certification from the American Heart Association.Only an  American Heart Association  BLS for Healthcare Provider certification is accepted.

Computer: A laptop is required for the Nursing program (Chromebooks and tablets are not acceptable). Click here for the minimum specifications required.

 

Click here to view and download a copy of the Transfer plans below.