Transfer Nursing Student Admissions, Requirements & Credits

Applying to transfer into GMercyU's undergraduate nursing program? Our goal is to ensure all students who transfer into our nursing program are prepared for success! 
What year are you ready to transfer into GMercyU's nursing program?

Second Semester Freshman (Spring or Fall Start)

Transfer students with 24 transferable college credits may complete the degree in 3 ½ years. These students may start either in the fall or spring semester depending on which courses are being transferred in. There are two admissions pathways available for you:

Transfer students with 24 or more college credits will be directly admitted to the Nursing program with:
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 with A’s and B’s in math and science courses
  • A proficient score (Composite score of 62% or higher) on the TEAS Test (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
    • The cost for sitting for the TEAS Test (up to $115) will be credited to your first semester’s tuition at GMercyU.
    • Information on preparing to the TEAS Test is available at atitesting.com.

Official TEAS results should be submitted directly to the University as part of the application process.

BONUS:  Your TEAS test results also will be used as a diagnostic to support you in successfully progressing through our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and passing the NCLEX exam upon graduation.

Transfer students with 24 or more college credits who do not submit qualifying TEAS results as part of their application but have a cumulative college GPA of at least 3.0 with A’s and B’s in math and science courses will be admitted to the University’s Health Studies program for their first semester. During your first semester, you will work with an advisor to prepare to take the TEAS test. 

Students who achieve a score of Proficient (Composite score of 62% or higher) on the TEAS will be granted entry to the Nursing program.

Sophomore Start  (Fall Start Only)

Transfer students with 32-45 transferable credits may complete the degree in 3 years. These students will start in the fall semester. See the tabs below for the two pathways available to you.

Please note: You will need to have completed either Anatomy and Physiology I and II to graduate within three academic years in our transfer nursing program. Beginning with the Fall 2020 enrollment cycle, students transferring into the BSN program must have completed these science courses within the last seven years. Science courses must have included a lab component, which was completed in the classroom or online with a kit. Virtual labs are not accepted.

Transfer students with 24 or more college credits will be directly admitted to the Nursing program with:
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 with A’s and B’s in math and science courses
  • A proficient score (Composite score of 62% or higher) on the TEAS Test (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
    • The cost for sitting for the TEAS Test (up to $115) will be credited to your first semester’s tuition at GMercyU.
    • Information on preparing to the TEAS Test is available at atitesting.com.

Official TEAS results should be submitted directly to the University as part of the application process.

BONUS:  Your TEAS test results also will be used as a diagnostic to support you in successfully progressing through our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and passing the NCLEX exam upon graduation.

Transfer students with 24 or more college credits who do not submit qualifying TEAS results as part of their application but have a cumulative college GPA of at least 3.0 with A’s and B’s in math and science courses will be admitted to the University’s Health Studies program for their first semester. During your first semester, you will work with an advisor to prepare to take the TEAS test. 

Students who achieve a score of Proficient (Composite score of 62% or higher) on the TEAS will be granted entry to the Nursing program.

Junior Start- Accelerated Summer Session (By Invitation Only)

Transfer students with at least 45 qualifying transferable credits with a competitive GPA may be invited to enter and complete a Summer Accelerated program of 14 credits in nursing. Once you have successfully passed all summer courses, you may progress to junior year and start in the fall to complete the degree in 2 years. This option allows you to earn your BSN in just one summer and two years provided you meet the following requirements.

Students interested in this option should apply for transfer nursing for fall of 2023 and notify their transfer counselor that they are interested in being evaluated for this program. 

  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.5 with A’s and B’s in math and science courses
  • A proficient score (composite score of 62% or higher) on the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
    • The cost for sitting for the TEAS Test (up to $115) will be credited to your first semester’s tuition at GMercyU.
    • Information on preparing to the TEAS Test is available at atitesting.com.

Official TEAS results should be submitted directly to the University as part of the application process.

BONUS:  Your TEAS test results also will be used as a diagnostic to support you in successfully progressing through our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and passing the NCLEX exam upon graduation.

Have questions?  A GMercyU Transfer Admissions Counselor will be happy to speak with you!

 You will need to have taken the following courses to be eligible for this option.

PSY 100 Intro to Psychology 3 credits
PSY 200 Developmental Psychology 3 credits
MTH 103 Fundamentals of Mathematics
(or its equivalent math above the 100 level)
3 credits
CHM 111 Chemistry for Allied Health Professions 3 credits
CHM 111L Chemistry for Allied Health Professions Lab 1 credit
BIO 107 Anatomy & Physiology I 3 credits
BIO 107L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1 credit
BIO 108 Anatomy & Physiology II 3 credits
BIO 108L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1 credits
BIO 121 Microbiology for Health Sciences
(must include a Lab component)
3 credits
NUT 200 Principles of Nutrition
(must be taught by registered or licensed dietician)
3 credits

 

Courses included in the Summer Accelerated program include the following:

NUR 208 Introduction to Professional Nursing (2 credits)
NUR 209 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (4 credits)
NUR 212 Health Assessment in Nursing (3 credits)
NUR 219 Nursing Medication and Mathematics (1 credit)
NUR 324 Pathophysiology and Pharmacological Concepts (4 credits)

 

  • Cost of the course: $7,000 for all 14 credits, which is a deep discount.
    • Students can save $2,212 for taking these courses through this program.
    • Most students will self-finance this program instead of using their federal or state financial aid. Summer accelerated program students are asked to apply to FAFSA to determine their best use of their financial aid.

  • The summer accelerated program begins in mid-May and ends in mid-August. Students in this program must successfully complete all of the 14 nursing credits as well as all required pre-requisites course requirements to be able to begin as a junior in the fall semester.

  • All compliance (background checks, fingerprints, immunization and vaccine records, etc.) documentation should be completed by mid-May of 2023. All compliances must be completed in order for students to attend their course required clinical experiences in NUR 209 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice.

  • Students will receive a separate invitation letter into this program with a deposit deadline of April 15th. To accept this invitation, students can deposit their $200 non-refundable place-holding deposit.
Please note: Students enrolling in the programs above must have the ability to obtain a U.S. background check and other clearances for placement in a U.S. clinical/school setting. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is also a requirement for licensure within certain academic programs. International students and students who are under DACA status or are undocumented should carefully review the licensure requirements in their state before enrolling in a degree program that leads to licensure. Additional information can be found on the National Conference of State Legislatures website

 

Nursing Transfer Application Materials

You will need to submit the following materials:

  • A completed application (no application fee required!)
  • Final, official high school transcript if you have 23 or fewer college credits
  • Official transcripts from each college you attended
  • 1 letter of recommendation (optional - not required)
  • TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) results, if taking it

*Official transcripts may be submitted electronically by your high school counselor, or via Naviance or Parchment. Or, send them to this address, with all other necessary documents to:

Office of Admissions
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike
P.O. Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

GMercyU has a rolling admissions policy. You should receive an admissions decision within a couple of weeks after submitting your completed application. Have any questions about applying? Contact us!


Will My Nursing Credits Transfer?

We offer course equivalency guides with area community colleges to streamline your path to a BSN degree. Learn more about how you can transfer your nursing college credits to GMercyU.

You can also contact us to review how your nursing transfer credits fit with our nursing degree program requirements. Begin the nursing transfer process today!


Vaccine Requirement 

When applying to the nursing program, please know that students who are required to participate in clinicals in order to graduate will be required to show proof of vaccination in order to report to their site locations. These vaccines may include COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, flu vaccines, etc. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to find clinical placements for students seeking religious exemptions, as most clinical sites do not accept them. Students who choose not to be vaccinated may not be able to complete these degree program requirements, preventing you from graduating with a BSN.


Contact Admissions

Have questions about how to apply to GMercyU as a transfer student or to learn which of your nursing credits will transfer? Our specially trained transfer admissions counselors are ready to help you!

If your last name begins with A-K, contact:
Emma Campbell, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
Call: 215-641-5529 ext. 21529
Text: 215-641-5529
campbell.e1@gmercyu.edu

If your last name begins with L-Z, contact:
Wivina Chmura, Associate Director of Admissions
Call: 215-641-5541
Text: 215-641-5541
chmura.w@gmercyu.edu