Transfer Credit for Military Experience/Training in Pre-licensure Nursing

During military veterans’ transcript reviews, military service records and credits-by-exam will be considered when determining the quantity and quality of applicable competencies in concert with federal, state and local laws, affiliate accrediting body standards, and respective state boards of nursing rules and regulations, such that the maximum competency units (per WGU’s transfer policy) may be granted to pre-licensure nursing students. Credit will be limited to didactic course work and will not be extended to credit for clinical experiences.

 

The following information is provided to assist military veterans with healthcare experience in obtaining advance placement into the Pre-licensure Bachelor of Science Nursing program.

 

To be considered for advanced placement, a request for advanced placement related to military healthcare experience must be completed within two years following discharge as evidenced by Form DD-214. Program prerequisites must be completed and ATI TEAS Exam must be passed. An individual appointment with the Program Director or designee is required.

 

Veterans with military healthcare experience and a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

  • Transcripts and experience will be reviewed by WGU personnel.
  • Credit may be given for previous coursework per WGU’s admissions policy. Such exchange will be limited to general education courses.
  • Demonstration of competencies must be met via the University’s challenge exam process. The college has established the maximum number of competency units that may be challenged.
  • The program (WGU) will determine the course(s) the veteran or corpsman must complete based on the criterion established by the college.
  • Admissions to the program is on a space available basis and is not guaranteed.
  • All general education and requirements must be completed prior to admission into the BSN program.

 

Veterans with military healthcare experience and not licensed (not an LVN)

  • Transcripts and experience will be reviewed by WGU personnel.
  • Challenge exams of each course may be requested by the student to demonstrate competency. A course overview will be given prior to the exam. The college has established the maximum number of competency units that may be challenged.
  • No challenges will be permitted for experiential learning units (clinical experiences).
  • Successful completion of the theory test will be followed by a dosage calculation competency examination.
  • Upon successful completion of the tests, a skills assessment of all skills required in first term will be given.

 

When all criteria have been met, the student will be eligible progress into the program.