LPN-RN Transfer Credits (Sioux Falls)
Licensed practical nurses are admitted to the nursing program with 16 transfer credits for nursing coursework completed in the LPN program. To graduate with an A.S. in nursing at Dakota Wesleyan University, the LPN-RN nursing student in Sioux Falls is required to successfully complete 25 credits in the nursing curriculum. If a student has taken a two-semester sequence of human anatomy & physiology, or related coursework, that was not accepted as meeting the requirements for Nursing by Dakota Wesleyan University, then the student may challenge BIO 330 by taking tests written by a DWU faculty member who teaches anatomy and physiology. SOC 152 Introduction to Sociology, PSY 131 General Psychology, and PSY 237 Developmental Psychology may be challenged by taking College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests at any college which participates in the CLEP testing program. At DWU, CLEP tests are available upon request from the admissions office. (See current University Catalog)

Prerequisite courses are required to be completed or successfully challenged before beginning the one-year (August-May) nursing curriculum. Prerequisite courses include:
  • Anatomy and physiology I with Lab
  • Anatomy and physiology II with Lab
  • Microbiology with Lab
  • University Chemistry with Lab
  • Expository writing (English composition)
  • Speech
  • Developmental psychology 
  • General psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology

Transfer students must earn a minimum grade of C in expository writing and C- in other prerequisite courses at an accredited college or university. Science courses must be completed in the past 10 years. A support course can be repeated one time only.

For questions regarding specific prerequisite courses that will transfer to Dakota Wesleyan University, contact Fredel Thomas at 1-800-333-8506 or
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