A maximum of six graduate-level semester credit hours can be applied to SON programs in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing for course(s) previously taken from outside the School of Nursing. DNP Executive Program students are required to take 40 credits at JHU. Course(s) must have been completed within five years of starting the degree program at JHSON. 

The following SON courses are eligible for transfer review:

NR.210.606Biostatistics for Evidence-Based Practice3
NR.210.607Context of Health Care for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NR.210.608The Research Process and Its Application to Evidence-Based Practice3
NR.210.609Philosophical, Theoretical & Ethical Basis of Advanced Nursing Practice3
NR.210.610Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Across the Lifespan2
NR.210.802Advanced Nursing Health Policy2
NR.210.804Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care2
NR.210.806Health Finance2
NR.210.822Health Information Systems and Patient Care Technologies2
NR.110.654Foundations of Healthcare Quality and Safety2
NR.110.619Health Care Economics for Management and Practice2


All transfer of credit decisions made by the program director are final. 

Students wishing to transfer any course from inside or outside the university must have earned a minimum grade of B in the course. The course must have been completed and grade received prior to enrollment at JHSON. The course must have the equivalent number of credits or higher for transfer review. 

The request to transfer credit must be concluded prior to the second semester registration period. If a student needs to take a course outside JHU once they have matriculated at the SON, they must obtain preauthorization prior to registering for the course. 

Students who have taken graduate core courses at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing within the last five years do not need to complete the Transfer of Graduate Credit form.

It is the student’s responsibility to work with the Office of Financial Aid to determine if any changes to the plan of study will change eligibility for financial aid. Students receiving VA benefits should also contact the Office of Student Records to determine if changes to the plan of study will change eligibility for these benefits.

To begin the process, please download the Transfer of Graduate Credits into JHSON form.