Admission Information for Transfer Students
ACU defines a transfer student as a student who has been out of high school for at least one full semester
and has attempted college or university work elsewhere for credit. Admission to ACU does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing. Individuals who plan to apply as transfer students are urged to contact the ACU School of Nursing office in order to receive current information.
There is a separate application process for applying to the School of Nursing after being accepted to the University. In order to apply to the University please refer to the Transfer Admissions Process.
Courses Needed Prior to Entering the School of Nursing:
Nursing Core (Supplement to the Major) Prerequisites:
- CHEM 113 Introductory Chemistry
- CHEM 114 Organic Chemistry, NUTR 120 Nutrition and Wellness or NUTR 221 Introductory Nutrition
- BIOL 291/293 Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIOL 292/294 Anatomy and Physiology II
- BIOL 353/354 General Microbiology
- MATH 123 Intro to Probability and Statistics
- BIBL 101 Jesus: His Life and Teachings
- BIBL 102 Early Christians: Life, Literature and Community
- BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament
*Transfer students with more than 24hrs will take BIBL 103 & BIBL 211 instead
- ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric
- ENGL 112 Composition and Literature
- Sophomore Literature ENGL 221, 222, 231, 232, 262, or 263 (Only one of these)
- Core 110 Cornerstone
- Core 210 Human Identity and Community
*Transfer students with at least 24hrs need to take CORE 115 instead of CORE 110 and CORE 210
- PSYC 232 Developmental Psychology
- 3 additional hours from the Social Science list of University Requirements (PSYC 120 or EDUC 211will not fulfill this requirement)
- General Ed 2 hours from anything on the University Requirements
- Elective 3 hours (Medical Terminology recommended)
- PEAC 100 Lifetime Wellness
- PEAC 2 additional hours but must be activity courses
*If a transfer student has 4 Physical Activity courses PEAC 100 will be waived
- COMS 211 Speech & Rhetoric
- Foreign Language or Cultural Awareness –3 hours from University Requirements (Must have 2 years of Foreign Language in High School, otherwise 6 hours of Foreign Language is Required)
Pursuing Nursing Major After Previous Nursing School Enrollment
Only transfer students in good standing and eligible for readmission to the previous program(s) will be permitted to pursue a nursing major at ACU.
Transfer Student Policies
The following are transfer policies for students wishing to declare Nursing as their major. Admission to ACU
- All applicants must be eligible for admission to ACU. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is necessary to apply to the School of Nursing
- All official academic transcripts must be provided and submitted to the Registrar’s office.
- No grade less than C will transfer to ACU for academic credit.
Admission to Undergraduate Nursing
- Admission to ACU does not guarantee admission to the ACU School of Nursing.
Transfer Applicants- Due to limited seats available set by the Texas Board of Nursing, the most qualified transfer applicants are admitted to the School of Nursing based on GPA, scores on the HESI A2 entrance exam and completion of course prerequisites. Deadline for submission and completion of all required materials is February 1st for the fall term. Please submit prior to or by the due date
- Transcripts of all college coursework
- HESI A2 scores
- Immunization record
- Signed Notice of Conditions that might Disqualify Students Eligibility for Licensure
- HESI scores- You may register for the HESI A2 at our campus testing center by calling 325-674-2451
Completion of BSN Degree
In compliance with the policy of the Texas Board of Nursing all applicants are informed that completion of the BSN degree does not guarantee eligibility for the registered nurse licensure examination. Professional character is necessary for an individual to conform to the requirements of the Nurse Practice Act. Individuals should seek special advising prior to enrolling in any professional nursing program.
Notice of Conditions that might Disqualify Students Eligibility for Licensure
In compliance with the policy of the Texas Board of Nursing all applicants are informed that completion of the BSN degree does not guarantee eligibility for the registered nurse licensure examination. Professional character is necessary for an individual to conform to the requirements of the Nurse Practice Act. Individuals should seek special advising prior to enrolling in any professional nursing program in Texas if they have a personal history involving conditions that may endanger the health and safety of a person. Such conditions include but are not limited to:
For any criminal offense, including those pending appeal, have you:
- Been convicted of a misdemeanor?
- Been convicted of a felony?
- Pled nolo contendere, no contest, or guilty?
- Received deferred adjudication?
- Been placed on community supervision or court-ordered probation, whether or not adjudicated guilty?
- Been sentenced to serve jail or prison time? Court-ordered confinement?
- Been granted pre-trial diversion?
- Been arrested or have any pending criminal charges?
- Been cited or charged with any violation of the law?
- Been subject of a court-martial; Article 15 violation; or received any form of military judgment/punishment/action?
*You may only exclude Class C misdemeanor traffic violations.
NOTE: Expunged and Sealed Offenses: While expunged or sealed offenses, arrests, tickets, or citations need not be disclosed, it is your responsibility to ensure the offense, arrest, ticket or citation has, in fact, been expunged or sealed. It is recommended that you submit a copy of the Court Order expunging or sealing the record in question to Texas Board of Nursing office with your application. Failure to reveal an offense, arrest, ticket, or citation that is not in fact expunged or sealed may subject your license to a disciplinary order and fine. Non-disclosure of relevant offenses raises questions related to truthfulness and character. (See 22 TAC §213.27)
NOTE: Orders of Non-Disclosure: Pursuant to Tex. Gov’t Code § 552.142(b), if you have criminal matters that are the subject of an order of non-disclosure you are not required to reveal those criminal matters on this form. However, a criminal matter that is the subject of an order of non-disclosure may become a character and fitness issue. Pursuant to other sections of the Gov’t Code chapter 411, the Texas Nursing Board is entitled to access criminal history record information that is the subject of
an order of non-disclosure. If the Board discovers a criminal matter that is the subject of an order of non-disclosure, even if you properly did not reveal that matter, the Board may require you to provide information about any conduct that raises issues of character.
*Are you currently the target or subject of a grand jury or governmental agency investigation?
Has any licensing authority refused to issue you a license or ever revoked, annulled, cancelled, accepted surrender of, suspended, placed on probation, refused to renew a license, certificate or multi- state privilege held by you now or previously, or ever fined, censured, reprimanded or otherwise disciplined you?
*Within the past five (5) years have you been addicted to and/or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug?
*Within the past five (5) years have you been diagnosed with, treated, or hospitalized for schizophrenia and/or psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or borderline personality disorder?
Further licensure information is available in the Texas Board of Nursing’s Rules and Regulations Sections 213.27-213.30 at www.bon.state.tx.us/nursinglaw/rr.html or www.bon.texas.gov/nursingeducation/info.html
The baccalaureate program at Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791.