transfer credit

The final decision regarding awarding transfer credit is that of our Registrar. The Registrar reviews transcripts after the applicant has been accepted. Our transfer credit policy permits us to award transfer credit for courses that are comparable to ours, taken at an accredited college or university, in which the student earns a “C” or higher.

Courses from Virginia Public Institutions that are acceptable for transfer credit

Acceptable CLEP exams

Acceptable IB exams

Acceptable AP exams


General Education Requirements

Below are the guidelines for general education requirements at Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing. Courses are required in the following five described clusters to provide the student with a solid foundation in liberal education. Questions regarding the transferability of general education courses should be addressed with the Office of the Registrar. Students are required to satisfactorily complete all general education courses with a “C” or better as defined in the College Grading Policy (ADM 2.02).

  • Cluster 1: Social Consciousness (minimum of 9 credits)

    Elective coursework in the social consciousness category can include: History, Religion, Business, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Women’s Studies, Anthropology, Public Policy

  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Elective
  • Cluster 2: Creative Aesthetic (minimum of 3 credits)

    Elective coursework can include: Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, Dance, Photography, Music, Philosophy, Ethics, Literature, Classics, Creative Writing

  • Elective
  • Cluster 3: Analytical Competencies (minimum of 15 credits)

    Elective coursework can include: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Lab Science, Natural Science, Ecology, Nutrition, Math

  • Microbiology (3-4 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I (3-4 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II (3-4 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Cluster 4: Connectedness (minimum of 9 credits)

    Elective coursework can include: Communication, Public Speaking, Foreign Language, Medical Terminology, Computer literacy

  • English I
  • English II
  • Elective
  • Cluster 5: Elective (no minimum)

    Elective coursework in this cluster can include a wide variety of course credit with the following limitations:

  • Maximum of 3 credits of physical education coursework can be applied to the degree
  • Student orientation courses will not transfer