Degrees and Certificates

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Prior Learning Credits

Bachelor of Science in Nursing students have the opportunity to test out of or submit a portfolio to earn credit for certain classes.

  • Students must be registered for the term in which the prior learning is assessed by exam or portfolio assessments.
  • PLA credits received will not be considered as residency credits.
  • Students may attempt the exam or portfolio assessment no more than two times for the same course.
  • Students may attempt the exam or submit the portfolios within 60 days of the chair’s signature.
  • Students must obtain department approval and submit the forms to the Bursar with payment.

BSN Classes with Possible Prior Learning Credits

Pre-licensure and Accelerated


RN-BSN students can test out of a maximum of nine credit hours.

Questions about Prior Learning Credits?

Prelicensure BSN: Contact the college at (937) 775-3131.

RN-BSN Completion Program: Contact Theresa Haghnazarian at or (937) 775-3131.

Alternate Prelicensure BSN Pathway Program: Contact Kelli Jo Haley, Academic Advisor/Recruiter, at or (937) 775-3377; or Sherrill Jeanne Smith, Ph.D., RN, CNL, CNE at or (937) 775-2665.