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Allen College—UnityPoint Health Course Equivalency Guide: RN to BSN

Transfer Coursework

Students interested in the RN to BSN program at Allen College—UnityPoint Health should take the each of the following courses.


  • ENG-105 Composition I
  • ENG-106 Composition II
  • Humanities electives * (9 credits)
    Humanities elective is defined by Allen College as Art, Music, Theater, Dance, English, Foreign Language, Philosophy, History, Cultures, Civilization, Literature, Religion, Economics, and Communication Arts electives.

Social Sciences

  • SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
  • PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
  • PSY-121 ** Developmental Psychology
  • Social Science electives * (6 credits)
    Social Science elective is defined by Allen College as Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology electives.

Natural Sciences

  • BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab **  -AND-
    BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab ** (must be taken at the same institution as A&P I) 
  • BIO-186 Microbiology **
  • BIO-151 Nutrition **
  • MAT-156 Statistics **

Additional Requirements

  • Diversity elective * (any course exploring another culture; for example, courses with the corresponding prefix CLS)
  • General Electives Completion of Certified Nursing * (4 credits)

* Please contact Student Services with course numbers to ensure transferability.

**Applicants with a baccalaureate degree must complete only these general education courses

Program Admission

A 2.7 GPA is required for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Starting fall term of 2016, all traditional BSN students must have a 2.70 cumulative GPA and a 2.90 GPA in all designated course work. Starting summer term, 2017 all Accelerated program students must have a 2.80 cumulative GPA and 3.00 GPA in all designated course work.  All RN to BSN transfer students must maintain a 2.50 GPA as of spring term, 2016.

Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee admission into the program.

All nursing students will be subject to a background check prior to admission and licensure.

Allen College—UnityPoint Health Transfer Advisor

Andrea Schmit
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