AOSVN Transfer Credit Policies

Students who have completed coursework at a university or college that is regionally or nationally accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education may request an evaluation for transfer credit prior to program enrollment.

In accordance with the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) guidelines and Article 5, Section 2535, transfer credit may be awarded for related previous education completed with the last five (5) years and includes the following:

  • Approved vocational or practice nursing courses;
  • Approved registered nursing courses;
  • Armed services nursing courses;
  • Certified nurse assistance courses;
  • Other courses identified as equivalent to courses in the program; and
  • All transfer credit policies of the institution have been met.

Students will not be required to take an examination to determine whether transfer credit will be granted if transfer credit is granted. A student, however, may be tested to determine whether specific deficiencies still exist that require remediation.

Awarding of Credit for Previous Education or Competency-Based Credit, Including Military Education and Experience

Students may apply for competency-based credit, which will be granted on the basis of a written examination for nursing theory courses and a demonstration of the mastery of clinical objectives and a written examination for clinical courses. The Program Director or designee will administer this process.

Prior to taking written examinations or demonstrating mastery of clinical objectives to determine whether competency-based credit can be granted, students will be charged a one-time, non-refundable fee of $50 for each written examination and a one-time, nonrefundable fee of $100 for each demonstration of the mastery of clinical objectives.

Stanbridge University will conduct an evaluation of previous education and training for all veterans and will grant appropriate credit, shorten the training period proportionately, and notify the VA and student accordingly.