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The Office of Professional Learning Reviews

Here's your roadmap to finishing your University degree faster with PLR credits from the Registred Nurse (RN) License.

How many college credits is it worth?

The most current University review identified up to 60 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing the Registred Nurse (RN) License. A student's credit eligibility is determined according to the submission of appropriate documentation as well as the documented date of successful license completion. If you completed your license outside the effective dates listed in the following table, check the notes below the table for any reference to an earlier University review.

The license components have been divided into the following courses:
(TIP: Hover over each column heading for a description)

TESU Course
Effective Dates
For Staff Use
Anatomy and Physiology6BIO-2111/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Chemistry3CHE-1011/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Microbiology3BIO-3511/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Nutrition3BIO-2081/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
General Psychology3PSY-1011/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Sociology3SOC-1011/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Growth & Development3PSY-2101/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Social Ethical Issues3SOC-3101/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Pharmacology3BIO-2031/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Nursing Fundamentals I3NUR-1101/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Nursing Fundamentals II3NUR-1111/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Professional Adjustments3NUR-1051/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I3NUR-2131/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II3NUR-2141/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Maternal Child Health I3NUR-2441/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Maternal Child Health II3NUR-2451/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Adult Nursing I3NUR-2211/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Adult Nursing II3NUR-2221/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE
Adult Nursing III3NUR-2231/1950-2/2021 RNLICENSE

Note: Students may apply these PLR credits at Thomas Edison State University to any part of a degree program, including the area of study, as long as they are appropriate and do not exceed the limitation of transferable credits from any one source. Degree programs related to your PLR credits are listed next under “What can I study?”

What can I study? top of page


How do I get started? top of page

  • Submit documentation of successful completion

    Students must submit a notarized copy of their state's RN license to the Office of the Registrar, Thomas Edison State University, 111 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608, along with a completed Student Submission of TESC-Assessed Credentialsform. The actual document may vary state to state but all licenses should contain the license type, name of the nurse, license number, license status, and expiration date. Students who received their associate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution may have transfer credits granted in lieu of the RN license credit.


Can I transfer PLR credit to another institution? top of page

If you are seeking to transfer the PLR credits to another college, the decision whether or not to accept these credits in transfer rests with that college. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the receiving institution's academic policy will allow transfer of each credit. Thomas Edison State University offers a non-degree service called Individual Learning Account that may be helpful.

If you would like to request a copy of the PLR report for a particular organization or credential, please email your request to and include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Your complete mailing address
  • Name of Reviewed Organization or Credential
  • Date you completed course(s), program, or credential

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