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Transfer Credit

Transfer credits are reviewed for degree programs, and may help you finish your program faster.

An initial review and granting of transfer credits will be completed by the Department of Admissions at the point of acceptance to all degree programs, and accepted students will be notified of their transferable credits in their acceptance packet. Transfer credit is not available for certificate programs.

Courses considered for transfer credit must be equivalent to those offered at Labouré in terms of nature, content, level, and number of credits earned. Transfer credits are awarded only for courses completed at an accredited college/university.

Transfer credits are granted at the discretion of the Department Chairperson and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Transfer Credit By Program Level

Transfer credit is available for courses in the Arts and Sciences core, program electives, and health science core courses of an associate degree program.

Courses considered for transfer credit must be equivalent to those offered at the college in terms of nature, content, level, and number of credits earned. Transfer credits are awarded only for courses completed at an accredited college/university. Courses must meet the criteria outlined below, and are subject to approval by the Division Chairperson or Dean.

Arts and Sciences Courses
Labouré Course Minimum Grade Possible Transfer Course/Domain Notes
ANA 1010 C+ 4-credit Anatomy & Physiology I course with lab Weighted average must be C+ or higher. Course must have been taken within 10 years. Applicants with LPN license are exempt from the 10-year limit.
ANA 1120 C+ 4-credit Anatomy & Physiology II course with lab Weighted average must be C+ or higher. Course must have been taken within 10 years. Applicants with LPN license are exempt from the 10-year limit.
MIC 2210 C+ 4-credit Microbiology course with lab Weighted average must be C+ or higher. Course must have been taken within 10 years. Applicants with LPN license are exempt from the 10-year limit.
BIO 1010 C+ 4-credit Biology course with laboratory Weighted average must be C+ or higher.
HUM 1010 C English Composition I or Introduction to Humanities course  
HUM 2000 C Any course in literature, arts, dance, foreign language, history, philosophy, or theater  
PSY 1010 C Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology course  
PSY 2010 C A lifespan psychology course Must cover the whole human lifespan from birth through death
ETH 1010 C Ethics course Must be subject-specific to healthcare/medical ethics
THE 2000 C Theology or religion course  
INT 2100 C This course is non-transferrable Students with a prior bachelor's degree or higher are exempt from INT 2100. Students without a prior bachelor's degree are required to take INT 2100.
MAT 1020 C College-level math course  
SSC 2020 C Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Healthcare Professionals  

*Courses that require a time frame within 10 years are considered within 10 years to the semester of acceptance. If your science course is more than 10 years old, you may be eligible for credit by challenge exam. Please contact Admissions with questions. Students who hold a license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) are exempt from the time limit on transfer.

Health Sciences Courses
Labouré Course Minimum Grade Possible Transfer Course/Domain
HSC 1010 C Introduction to Health Science course
HSC 2000 C Medical terminology course
HSC 2010 C Fundamentals of health care delivery course
HSC 2020 C Public health course
HSC 2030 C Holistic health and wellness course
Health Science Electives C Health science or professional courses required for an associate degree
Healthcare Specialty C Professional courses in a healthcare-related area of specialization in a degree or certificate program (earned or enrolled)

 

Transfer of Nursing Professional/Clinical Courses

Transfer credit for professional nursing course credit from another regionally accredited post-secondary institution, pre-licensure program approved by the board of nursing at the time of enrollment may be requested for Nursing Fundamentals (NUR 1015) if the student obtained a minimum grade of 77% (C+) within the last two years and the course was at least 9 credits with clinical experience.

Students will be required to validate prior learning through testing (HESI testing).

For questions about transfer of nursing professional/clinical courses, please connect with Admissions to verify receipt of your official college transcripts, and then contact the Division of Nursing directly.

Bachelor of Science degree programs at Labouré College of Healthcare require students to complete arts and sciences credits beyond the associate degree level. Students may transfer courses from other accredited academic institutions to meet some of the requirements, provided they meet the following conditions:

  • Statistics: One 3-credit course at any level either with a grade of C or higher.
  • Ethics: One 3-credit course at any level either with a grade of C or higher.
  • Arts and Sciences Electives: Up to 18 credits in the humanities, social sciences and/or natural sciences beyond the associate degree. Six credits may be transferred from the introductory level but at least 6 credits must be at the level equivalent to or higher than a 2000-level Labouré course. A minimum grade of C is required.
  • Capstone: The Senior Capstone project in non-transferable. It must be completed in residence.

Students may fulfill up to 18 of the required arts and sciences credits through the transfer process. They may meet the statistics and ethics requirements through transfer or in residence. All students are required to complete their Senior Capstone project in residence.

Transfer of courses in the professional core of a bachelor's degree program will be evaluated on an individual basis by the program director or division chairperson. For questions regarding transfer of professional course credits, please contact Admissions.

The baccalaureate degree program in Nursing at Labouré College of Healthcare is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone: 202-887-6791. Website: www.ccneaccreditation.org

Other Types of Transfer Credit

Labouré College of Healthcare accepts a total of 24 DSST credits toward a degree. Once enrolled at Labouré, a student must obtain the approval of an academic advisor and the Registrar prior to taking any - or additional - DSST examinations. Credit will be given only if credit has not already been awarded or earned for the related course content. Labouré College of Healthcare accepts a total of 30 credits from all testing sources combined.

Possible DSST Exams and Equivalencies:
Category DSST Exam Minimum Score Credits Labouré Course
ETHICS Ethics in America 48/400 3 ETH 1010
HISTORY A History of the Vietnam War; History of the Soviet Union; The Civil War and Reconstruction; Art of the Western World; Principles of Public Speaking 48/400 3 HUM 2000
PSYCHOLOGY Introductory Psychology 48/400 3 PSY 1010
PSYCHOLOGY Lifespan Development Psychology; Health and Human Development (TBD) 48/400 3 PSY 2010
MATH Principles of Statistics 48/400 3 MAT 3410
RELIGION Introduction to World Religions 48/400 3 THE 2050
SCIENCE Astronomy; Environmental Sciences 48/400 3 SCI 3000-4000
SOCIAL SCIENCE Substance Abuse; Foundations of Education; Human/Cultural Geography; Fundamentals of Counseling 48/400 3 SSC 3000-4000

 

Listed below are examinations offered by the College Board's College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the minimum score required for transfer acceptance, and the course type and equivalency. Students at Labouré College of Healthcare can receive up to 12 credits by examination through CLEP; the listing of courses for which students can receive credit can be found in the table below.

Labouré Course CLEP Exam(s) Minimum Score Credits
HUM 1010 College Composition 50 3
HUM 2000 American Literature 50 3
HUM 2000 Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 3
HUM 2000 English Literature 50 3
HUM 2000 Humanities 50 3
HUM 2000 History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 3
HUM 2000 History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present 50 3
HUM 2000 Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 3
HUM 2000 Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 3
PSY 1010 Introductory Psychology 50 3
PSY 2010 Human Growth and Development 50 3

 

Credit by examination is subject to the following policies:

  • Credit shall be awarded only for basic courses in the humanities and social sciences
  • Students cannot receive CLEP credit for an exam that is equivalent to a course they have already completed
  • Credit awarded through CLEP is considered transfer credit, not residence credit

CLEP exams are offered in more than 1,800 civilian and military testing centers throughout the United States. Students who are interested in this option can find a testing center and download study materials from https://clep.collegeboard.org/exams.

Residency Requirement:

To be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or an Associate of Science in Nursing degree, students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Labouré College of Healthcare, regardless of the number of transfer credits awarded.

To be awarded an Associate of Science in Radiation Therapy degree, students must complete a minimum of 43 credits at Labouré College of Healthcare, regardless of the number of transfer credits awarded.

For more information about transferring credits, please review the College Catalog.