Transfer Credit and Credit for Prior Learning
(Post Masters FNP and Nurse Anesthesia)
Post Masters Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthesia Programs transfer credit for graduate level course work will be considered if:
- The course work is evaluated by the Director of the Graduate Studies in Nursing and course faculty, according to student coursework level.
- The transcript and syllabus reflect graduate level course work from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency and whose graduate nursing program is accredited by ACEN and/or CCNE.
- The content of the transfer course is equivalent to the course offered in the Otterbein University Post Masters Certificate Program.
- The course has been taken within the previous five years.
- The course was completed with a grade of B or higher. The actual grade is not transferred and thus will not be included in the Otterbein grade point average.
- No more than 6 hours of graduate semester credit will be accepted as transfer credit.
- Credit for life/professional experiences is not granted for Post Masters Programs.
- Courses eligible for transfer credit are: NURS 5310(advanced pharmacology), 5320(advanced assessment) and 5330(advanced pathophysiology).
- The Graduate Director brings any eligible transfer credit coursework to the DON Curriculum committee for a final vote to accept or deny the student's request for transfer credit.
To request transfer credit, the student's first contact person or the nursing advisor must submit the following information to the Director of Graduate Studies in Nursing, accordingly, after admission to the program:
- A letter from the student describing what transfer credit is being sought.
- Syllabus of graduate course for which transfer credit is being sought.
- Otterbein University Registrar's office has obtained a copy of official transcript from student, with documentation of a passing grade in the course being considered for transfer credit.
The Post Masters Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthesia Programs offer students the opportunity to obtain proficiency credit for NURS 5320(advanced assessment).
- The proficiency exam consists of a written exam on assessment content and the demonstration of a history and physical.
- The written exam must be passed before the candidate is eligible to perform the history and physical.
- The candidate must achieve a minimum of 80% on both components of the exam.
- The candidate may take the proficiency exam only once.
- The student must make an appointment with the course coordinator for any component of the exam, at least two weeks prior to the exam date. (contact the nursing department for course coordinator – 614-823-1614).
- The candidate must pre-register in the Nursing Office using the “Proficiency Exam Registration Form”, two weeks before the exam date. (614-823-1614)
- A non-refundable fee for the proficiency exam must be paid in the nursing office at the time of pre-registration.(R7.14.14)