Target Group:  Basic BSN and RN-BSN Students

Policy Type:  Revision


To establish a course time limit for key required course work applied to the nursing undergraduate degree.


  1. Knowledge and competencies developed in courses that fulfill the requirements for anatomy, physiology, microbiology, statistics and life span development are considered to be time-limited for individuals pursuing an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. If any of these courses were taken more than seven (7) years prior to admission to the nursing undergraduate degree, the program applicant must validate the related knowledge and competencies through testing, portfolio, or repeating the course to be eligible for admission and/or progression.
  2. The Registered Nurse student pursuing a BSN degree is exempt from this policy.

Effective Date:  Fall 2003

Approved by:  Admission, Progression, Graduation Committee: December 7, 2009
Approved by:  Council of Nursing Faculty: December 12, 2009