2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University

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Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)
Public Relations Management
Professional Bachelor of Business Administration Curriculum
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Ministry

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

The RN to BSN Degree Program was begun in 1986 and has been accredited since its inception. Developed as a response to the rapidly changing health care environment, the program accepts currently licensed registered nurses who have graduated from associate degree and/or diploma nursing programs. The individualized curriculum has been developed with an understanding of the needs and experiences of registered nurses.

Graduates of Associate Degree and Diploma programs, who are registered nurses, are eligible to earn credit for selected nursing courses through portfolio review, or challenge exam. The School of Nursing complies with university policy regarding fees for challenge examinations and validation of prior learning.

Graduates of Associate Degree and Diploma programs, who are registered nurses, may receive up to 30 hours of Belmont University credit for previous nursing courses (with grades of C or above). These credits will be awarded after the student enrolls in and successfully completes (with grades of C or better) ten (10) credit hours in university nursing courses.

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Hours
*General Education and Prerequisite Courses   67
Computer Proficiency 0  
Written Communication 6  
Oral Communication 3  
Junior Cornerstone Seminar 0  
Mathematics 3  
Wellness 3  
Humanities 3-4  
Religion 6  
Social Sciences 6  
Anatomy and Physiology 8  
Biological Sciences 4  
General Psychology 4  
Psychology Life Span Development 3  
Abnormal Psychology 3  
Fine Arts 3  
Electives 9  
*For details on courses meeting General Education requirements for the BSN, please refer to the General Education section of this Bulletin.    
 
Nursing Courses   64
Courses available to validate
NUR 2100, Nutrition for Healthcare 3  
NUR 2410, Introduction to Nursing 5  
NUR 3000, Nursing Seminar II 2  
NUR 3210, Adult Health Nursing 5  
NUR 4210, Maternal-Infant Health Nursing 5  
NUR 3410, Mental Health Nursing 5  
NUR 4310,Child and Family Health Nursing 5  
NUR 2240, Pathophysiology or NUR 3140, Pharmacology
(Course approved for validatation depends on the Belmont course selected below)
3  
 
Coursework Remaining
NUR 2040, Health Assessment (1) 3  
Choose one from the following:    
NUR 2240, Pathophysiology or NUR 3140, Pharmacology 3  
NUR 4015, Senior Nursing Capstone 3  
NUR 3850, Scientific Inquiry 3  
NUR 4410, Adult Health Nursing (2) 5  
NUR 4500, The Aging Adult 2  
NUR 4510, Community Health Nursing 5  
NUR 4610, Leadership and Management in Nursing 5  
NUR 4710, Senior Practicum 2  
Total Hours Required for the Program   128-129
 
  1. NUR 2040 may be challenged by examination.
  2. NUR 4410 may be challenged by portfolio review.