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Didactic Course Waiver or Transfer Credit

The faculty in the Nurse Anesthesia Program will review any requests for course waiver, or transfer of credit from other institutions, on a case-by-case basis. Tuition for the DNP Nurse Anesthesia program is charged at a flat rate for full-time students, and therefore an approved course waiver/transfer credit application will not alter the tuition paid by a full-time student. 

Transfer Credit:

No more than three courses (9QH) can be accepted for program requirements through the use of transfer credits. In order to be eligible for consideration, the following conditions must be met:

  • Students wishing to obtain approval for transfer credits must submit their request after acceptance to the program, and before matriculation; requests can be routed first to the Administrative Director for the Department of Nurse Anesthesia.
  • Transfer credit will not be granted for core DNP anesthesia courses (HNAS 701, 702, 703, 711, 712, 713, 720, 721, 722, doctoral project courses, or any clinical practicum/seminar course), must be at the graduate level, and completed at a fully accredited institution of higher education.
  • In addition to all other requirements outlined in this section, students seeking transfer credit for HNAS 725 Advanced Health Assessment will be required to successfully demonstrate the ability to perform a Head-to-Toe assessment, and conduct a comprehensive patient history.
  • Students must submit a full syllabus and official transcript for the course(s) they are requesting to transfer. In each course, students must have obtained a final course grade of “B” or higher as verified by the transcript.
  • The course director (for the course for which transfer credit is being requested) will review all documents to determine if the course is comparable in content and rigor to the DNP offering at RFUMS
  • If the course director approves the proposed course(s) for transfer, the forms are then submitted to the Chair of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program for final review and approval.

Course Waiver Form