Wilkes University

Transfer Nursing Requirements

Interested in a BSN at Wilkes?

Students looking to transfer into our Undergraduate Nursing program can apply online beginning in July for the following year's fall semester. There are limited transfer nursing seats available each fall and our nursing program is extremely competitive.

Transfer nursing applicants will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis once their application and required documents are received. Our Accelerated BSN and RN to BSN programs are managed by other campus offices; information can be found towards the end of this page.

As an undergraduate transfer nursing applicant, our undergraduate BSN program offers three different entry statuses.

  1. First Year Nursing Status
  2. Clinical Ready Nursing Status
  3. LPN to BSN Status

Please review the below application requirements to determine your entry status and required documentation. If you have any questions, please contact our admissions office at 570-408-4400, admissions@wilkes.edu, or your transfer admissions counselor.

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Undergraduate Nursing Application Requirements

If you are applying to our undergraduate nursing program and will NOT have all the nursing prerequisites completed per the nursing prerequisite guidelines, you may qualify as a first year nursing student (year one).  Please see "Nursing Prerequisites" tab for more details.

If a student was enrolled in a nursing program at another college or university, a letter stating the student left in good standing will be required during the admissions process.

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In order to be considered, you must submit the following:

  • A completed transfer nursing application.
  • Official High School Transcript (if you attempted 30 or more college credits, we can waive the high school transcript requirement).
  • SAT, ACT, or TEAS Exam Scores.
  • Official College/University Transcript(s) from any school(s) you have previously attended.

Nursing Courses

If you are applying to our undergraduate nursing program and will have all the nursing prerequisites completed per the nursing prerequisite guidelines, you may qualify as clinical ready nursing student (year two). Please see "Nursing Prerequisites" tab for more details.

If a student was enrolled in a nursing program at another college or university, a letter stating the student left in good standing will be required during the admissions process.

Apply Online

In order to be considered, you must submit the following:

  • A completed transfer nursing application.
  • TEAS Nursing Exam Scores.
  • Official College/University Transcript(s) from any school(s) you have previously attended.

Please note there will be other requirements detailed in an acceptance letter that must be completed in order to proceed into our nursing program.

Nursing Courses

If you are a practicing LPN and you want to advance in your career, Wilkes offers an LPN to BSN program designed with your expertise and busy schedule in mind. If you are a LPN and will have all the nursing prerequisites completed per the nursing prerequisite guidelines, you may qualify for our LPN to BSN program.  Please see "Nursing Prerequisites" tab for more details.

If a student was enrolled in a nursing program at another college or university, a letter stating the student left in good standing will be required during the admissions process.

In order to be considered, you must submit the following:
  • A completed transfer nursing application.
  • Official College/University Transcript(s) from any school(s) you have previously attended.
  • Copy of LPN License.
  • Official Transcript from an accepted accredited LPN school.

*Please note: there will be a mobility exam and other requirements detailed in an acceptance letter that must be completed in order to proceed into our nursing program.

LPN to BSN Courses

  • Two semesters of human anatomy and physiology with a related laboratory experience in each course (4 credits each totaling 8 credits)
  • Microbiology with a related laboratory experience (4 credits)
  • Chemistry with a related laboratory experience (4 credits)
  • English Composition (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

For entrance into the fall 2018 semester as a clinical ready or LPN student, all prerequisites must be completed, earning a C+ (2.50) or higher, by August 15, 2018.  A student who repeated more than one prerequisite course or repeated a single prerequisite course more than twice, will not be considered for admissions. Admission decisions are made prior, with the understanding you will complete these courses by August 15, 2018.

Please visit our transfer admissions page to determine whether your courses may transfer to Wilkes or to contact your transfer admissions counselor directly.

Please note: courses, deadlines, and requirements have the possibility of changing per semester.

If you already earned a bachelor degree in any area, our Accelerate BSN program may be for you. Our Accelerated BSN is designed for adult students who hold bachelor's degrees and wish to pursue careers in nursing.

Please note: this program has alternate campus contacts, applications and requirements.

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