Nursing Transfer Policy

The following information pertains to students requesting a transfer into Niagara University’s 4-year bachelor of science program in nursing.

To be considered, students need the following:

  • Overall GPA greater than 3.0.
  • C+ or higher in science courses, which are part of the major (see course grid).
  • Medical statement indicating your capacity for clinical learning experiences.
  • No felony convictions (precludes ability for RN licensure). The department may request a “background check” to comply with clinical sites.

Applicants who are eligible will be considered for a transfer into the nursing program as space becomes available.

Due to course sequencing, there is no guarantee that a transfer student would be able to complete your B.S. degree within four years from when you start. An advisor will create a plan with a student who is accepted on an individual basis.

Applicants who have been dismissed from another nursing program for academic or professional conduct reasons will not be considered for transfer in the B.S. nursing program.

Transfer Process

In house (if already an NU student):

  • Meet with your current academic advisor.
  • Complete a change of major form.
  • Schedule an appointment with the Department of Nursing for an interview.
  • End of semester grades will be evaluated and a decision will be made prior to the start of the next semester based on student’s GPA and academic performance.

External transfer:

  • Complete NU admission application.
  • Student submits transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • Transcripts will be reviewed.
  • The Department of Nursing will contact the student to schedule an interview.