Be sure to familiarize yourself with the Nursing major requirements  as you plan for study abroad. In general, whether you are on the Early Admission or Competitive Admission track, you must complete 128 semester hours while maintaining a 3.00 GPA.
While most of your major requirements must be fulfilled at the U of I, it’s possible that some can be substituted with courses taken abroad. Below is a breakdown of your major requirements in terms of which requirements you may be able to fulfill abroad. In general, keep in mind that a maximum of 64 s.h. hours of transfer credit can be applied toward your major. (Note that programs that offer resident credit, like the USAC San Ramon Program , will not count toward your maximum transfer hours.)
For more information about coordinating your study abroad experience with your academic requirements, contact your academic advisor: Tara Lamb  is the nursing advisor for early decision students. You will want to check with your academic advisor in the Academic Advising Center  if you are a nursing interest student on campus. If you have already been accepted into the College of Nursing, contact Linda Myers  for advice about fulfilling academic requirements abroad.
All Nursing major courses must be completed at the University of Iowa.
Nursing Pre-Requisites & General Education Courses
Some of your nursing pre-requisites and general education requirements can be substituted with equivalent courses taken abroad. Just be sure to get the substitutions approved by the appropriate department before your departure.
The general education requirements you could likely find substitutions for are: International and Global Issues; Literary, Visual and Performing Arts; and Values, Society and Diversity
Also keep in mind that you can earn elective credit abroad.
Language Study Abroad
Nursing students are encouraged to participate in language study abroad. In an increasingly multi-lingual country (and an increasingly global-minded world), knowledge of a multiple languages is becoming more and more beneficial in the Health professions. If you are interested in completing language study abroad (for elective credit or as part of a minor), click here [link] for program recommendations.