The external transfer process to the nursing department is highly selective due to a limited number of seats in the program and occurs once yearly at the end of the spring semester for admission to the following fall at the sophomore level only. Nursing is unable to admit freshman level transfers because the class yield consistently meets or exceeds enrollment capacity of 72 students. These few seats are made possible by limited attrition in the Nursing freshman class.
Successful candidates must demonstrate high overall academic performance, as well as strong aptitude in the physical sciences and a professional foundational course by completing these pre-requisites:
- BIO 141,
- BIO 142,
- BIO 144,
- CHE 111
- NUR 110 (or equivalent courses elsewhere).
Above average grades in those courses have been correlated with successful completion of fall semester sophomore level Nursing courses (NUR 210, 220 and 230) that are pre-requisite to the clinical sequence in the spring of the sophomore year.
To be admitted as a sophomore level Nursing major, applicants must have completed the following pre-requisite courses with minimum grade in parentheses: NUR 110 (B), BIO 141 and 142, Anatomy & Physiology I & II (C+), CHE 111, Biochemistry (C-), and BIO 144, Microbiology (C-).
For more information visit https://nursing.tcnj.edu/transfer-procedures/