BSN Transfer Course Guide

If you are attending or have attended one of the following institutions, please reference the courses listed for your school that will satisfy our nursing prerequisite requirements.

If you attended an institution that is not listed here and have questions please contact your Academic Advisor.

UCORE

What are the WSU College of Nursing prerequisites and University Common Requirements (UCORE)?
All students and transfer students must complete the WSU College of Nursing prerequisites and University graduation requirements.

Note: Students planning to begin the program in Fall must complete all requirements by the end of their Spring term. Students planning to begin the program in Spring must complete all requirements by the end of the Fall Term. i.e. if you are applying for Fall 2023, requirements must be completed by the end of Spring 2023.

How do I know if my other courses will transfer?
If you want to determine whether courses will apply towards the U-CORE requirements, you can reference the WSU Transfer Center website. The Transfer Center website is a tool that helps transfer students determine unofficial course equivalencies and request course evaluations. Students should note that official assessment of transfer course work is completed at the time of application to WSU.

Nursing Prerequisite Requirements

Course SubjectSemester Credits*Quarter Credits*Notes
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs 810The entire series must be completed at the same institution to ensure full coverage of human anatomy and physiology.
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistry810Even if one course at the institution covers general, organic, and biochemistry, a second chemistry course is still required for the BSN program.
Growth & Development across the Lifespan 34Developmental Psychology will be approved only if it addresses conception through death. Courses only covering conception through adolescent development will not be approved, unless coupled with a course covering adulthood through death.
Human Nutrition 34 Sports nutrition not acceptable.
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems 34Only course work specifically designated as a Sociology course covering Introduction to Sociology or Social Problems will be accepted.
Introduction to Psychology 34 
Microbiology45 Must include lab.
Statistics34 Must include inferential and descriptive statistics.

*Minimum number of credits required.

Accepted Transfer Courses by Institution

Course SubjectAccepted Course(s)Quarter Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs BIOL 305 & 306
-or-
BIOL 355 & 356
10
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistryCHEM 111 & 111LAB
-AND-
CHEM 112 & 112LAB
-AND-
CHEM 113 & 113LAB
15
Growth & Development across the Lifespan PSY 3134
Human Nutrition NUTR 1015
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems SOC 101
-or-
SOC 107
5
Introduction to Psychology PSY 1015
MicrobiologyBIOL 322
-or-
BIOL 323
5
StatisticsMATH 2115

Course SubjectAccepted Course(s)Quarter Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs BI 231, 232, & 23312
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistryCH 104, 105, & 10615
Growth & Development across the Lifespan PSY 2374
Human Nutrition NFM 2254
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems SOC 204
-or-
SOC 206
4
Introduction to Psychology PSY 2024
MicrobiologyBI 2344
StatisticsMTH 243 & 2448

Course SubjectAccepted Course(s)Quarter Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs BIOL& 241 & 242
-or-
BIOL& 251, 252, & 253
10
-or-
15
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistryCHEM& 121 & 13110
Growth & Development across the Lifespan PSYC& 2005
Human NutritionNUTR& 101*3
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems SOC& 101
-or-
SOC& 201
5
Introduction to Psychology PSYC& 1005
MicrobiologyBIOL& 2605
StatisticsMATH& 1465

*Additional Notes*

  • NUTR& 101 is approved at 3 quarter credits.

Course SubjectAccepted Course(s)Quarter Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs BIOL& 241 & 24210
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistryCHEM& 121, 122, & 12315
Growth & Development across the Lifespan PSYC& 2005
Human Nutrition NUTR 251
(NUTR& 101 at CBC)
5
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems SOC& 101
-or-
SOC& 201
5
Introduction to Psychology PSYC& 1005
MicrobiologyBIOL& 2605
StatisticsMATH& 1465

Course SubjectAccepted Course(s)Quarter Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs BIOL 232, 233, & 23415
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistryCHEM 161, 162, 163, & 163L15
Growth & Development across the Lifespan PSYC 2015
Human Nutrition FNDT 3565
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems SOCI 101
-or-
SOCI 263
5
Introduction to Psychology PSYC 1005
MicrobiologyBIOL 2355
StatisticsCSBS 320
-or-
MATH 121
5

Course SubjectAccepted Course(s)Quarter Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs BIOL& 231 & 23210
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistryCHEM& 121 & 13110
Growth & Development across the Lifespan PSYC& 2005
Human Nutrition NUTR& 1015
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems SOC& 1015
Introduction to Psychology PSYC& 1005
MicrobiologyBIOL& 2605
StatisticsMATH& 1465

Course SubjectAccepted Course(s)Semester Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs BIOL 227 & 227L
-AND-
BIOL 228 & 228L
10
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistryCHEM 101 & 10210
Growth & Development across the Lifespan PSYCH 2053
Human Nutrition BIOL 2073
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems SOC 101
-or-
SOC 102
3
Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 1013
MicrobiologyBACT 250 & 250L5
StatisticsMATH 2533

Course SubjectAccepted Course(s)Quarter Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs BI 231 & 241
-AND-
BI 232 & 242
-AND-
BI 233 & 243
15
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistryCH 121, 122, & 12315
Growth & Development across the Lifespan PSY 3504
Human Nutrition NUTR 240*3
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems SOC 204*
-or-
SOC 206*
3
Introduction to Psychology PSY 2014
MicrobiologyMB 2304
StatisticsST 201 & 202
-or-
ST 351 & 352
8

*Additional Notes*

  • NUTR 240 is approved at 3 quarter credits
  • SOC 204 or 206 are approved at 3 quarter credits.

Including Bellevue, Edmonds, Green River, Highline, Lake Washington, Olympic, Pierce, Shoreline, Skagit Valley, Tacoma, Whatcom and Wenatchee Valley

Course SubjectAccepted Course(s)Quarter Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs BIOL& 241 & 24212
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistryCHEM& 121 & 13112
Growth & Development across the Lifespan PSYC& 2005
Human Nutrition NUTR& 1015
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems SOC& 101
-or-
SOC& 201
5
Introduction to Psychology PSYC& 1005
MicrobiologyBIOL& 2606
StatisticsMATH& 146
(MATH 130 at BC)
5

Course SubjectAccepted Course(s)Semester Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs BIOL 118 & 119
-AND-
NURS 301*
10
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistryCHEM 120, 220, & 22115
Growth & Development across the Lifespan NURS 2015-6
Human Nutrition NUTR 2004
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems*SOC 110
-or-
SOC 270
5
Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 1015
MicrobiologyMICROM 301 & 3025
Statistics*QMETH 201
-or-
STAT 220
-or-
STAT 221
5

*Additional Notes*

  • NURS 301 was formerly B STR 301.
  • SOC 201 is not approved.
  • EdPsy 490 is not approved.

Course SubjectAccepted Course(s)Semester Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs BIOLOGY 251 & 315
-or-
BIOLOGY 353 & 354
8
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistryCHEM 101 & 102
-or-
CHEM 105 & 106
8
Growth & Development across the Lifespan H_D 101
-or-
PSYCH 361 & 363
3
-or-
6
Human Nutrition BIOLOGY 1403
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems SOC 101
-or-
SOC 102
3
Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 1053
MicrobiologyMBioS 1014
StatisticsSTAT 212
-or-
PSYCH 311
4

Course SubjectAccepted Course(s)Quarter Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs BIOL 348 & 34910
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistryCHEM 161, 251, & 37514
Growth & Development across the Lifespan PSY 2305
Human Nutrition HLED 350*3
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems None*
Introduction to Psychology PSY 1015
MicrobiologyBIOL 2455
StatisticsMATH 2404

*Additional Notes*

  • HLED 350 is approved at 3 quarter credits.
  • WWU does not offer an introduction to sociology or social problems course at this time. Please plan to take an equivalent course from another college or university.

Course SubjectAccepted Course(s)Semester Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs HS 220 & 220L
-AND-
HS 221 & 221L
8
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistryCH 101 & 101L (or 161 & 161L)
-AND-
CH 102
8
Growth & Development across the Lifespan PY 2103
Human Nutrition HS 215
-or-
HS 315
3
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems SO 120
-or-
SO 121
3
Introduction to Psychology PY 1013
MicrobiologyBIO 306 & 306L4
StatisticsMA 2563

Course SubjectAccepted Course(s)Quarter Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology courses with labs BIOL& 241 & 24210
Chemistry courses with labs to include inorganic, organic, & biochemistryCHEM& 121 & 131*10
Growth & Development across the Lifespan PSYC& 2005
Human Nutrition NUTR& 1015
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems SOC& 101
-or-
SOC& 201
5
Introduction to Psychology PSYC& 1005
MicrobiologyBIOL& 2605
StatisticsMATH& 1465

*Additional Notes*

  • CHEM& 121 & 131 was formerly CHEM 109/110 & CHEM 209/210.

If you attended an institution that is not listed here and have questions please contact your Academic Advisor.