Nursing & Health Professions
Transfer of Semester Hours
- Students must submit to the director of admissions official transcripts of any college courses they wish to have evaluated for transfer of semester hours.
- Only those semester hours acceptable toward meeting the curriculum requirements of the nursing program will be accepted for transfer; transfer credits are determined on an individual basis. At the lower division level, a maximum of 30 semester hours in nursing and a maximum of 34 semester hours in arts and sciences can be transferred.
- Only courses with a minimum grade of "C" are considered for transfer as upper division transfer semester hours.
Before being admitted into the baccalaureate nursing courses at SUNYIT, a potential student must meet the following requirements:
- Applicant must be a graduate of a state-approved associate degree or diploma nursing program.
- From the lower division level, a maximum of 30 semester hours in nursing and a maximum of 34 semester hours in arts and sciences can be transferred to the applicable degree.
- After matriculation and completion of up to 64 lower division credits, students can transfer a maximum of twelve (12) credits that are not upper division coursework. Lower division coursework is classified as: all credit taken at two-year institutions and lower division credit as defined by a four-year institution. This 12 credit restriction refers to lower division coursework and credit by external examination (credit by examination is limited within this 12 credit restriction regardless of course level of exam). Students must receive prior approval by filing an academic petition in accordance with the procedures of the School of Nursing and Health Professions Academic Standards Committee. These petitions must be filed through an advisor, with sufficient and specific justification and relevant information to support the student’s request.
- Upper division level courses to be considered for transfer as upper division credit (30 semester hours maximum) must be passed with a minimum grade of "C".
- Prior to admission, each student is required to have a minimum of 26 lower division semester hours in arts and sciences courses, or equivalent, in English composition, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, introductory psychology, and introductory sociology.
- Applicants who need to validate lower division arts and sciences credits may do so through RCEs or CLEP tests. CLEP tests may be scheduled at SUNYIT by contacting the Counseling Office. Information concerning RCE exams can be obtained by contacting the Nursing and Health Professions Department.
- Students are required to pass an upper division writing course within the first 32 semester hours after matriculation at SUNYIT. Any student may be exempt from the required course if they successfully complete the test-out procedure established at SUNYIT.
In addition, students requesting admission to the Accelerated RN to BS/MS Program must meet the following requirements:
- Hold an associate’s degree with a major in nursing from an accredited program, with a minimum 3.2 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 30 hours of undergraduate course work.
- Be currently licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
- Have completed the equivalent of one year of work experience in nursing.
- Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from professional nurses; one (1) must come from faculty with whom the applicant had studied, and two (2) others from recent employers or any other individual who can provide evidence of the applicant’s past and potential contributions to the profession.
- Discuss in writing precisely the applicant’s reasons for seeking admission to the BS/MS program, identifying immediate and long-term professional goals, and relating intended contributions to the professional field after completion of the master’s program.
- Participate in a personal interview with a member of the nursing faculty.
- Submit a professional portfolio containing samples of writing and any project development.