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Belmont admitted its first graduate nursing students in 1994. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program offers a challenging curriculum with an advanced practice clinical specialization as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Nursing education at the master's level builds upon baccalaureate nursing preparation. A post-MSN option is also available for those master's-prepared nurses who wish to take a national FNP certification exam. MSN graduates from Belmont have enjoyed a 100% first-time pass rate for national FNP certification during the last seven years.
In 2012, the School accepted the inaugural class for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Initially, the degree is being offered as a post-master's program for MSN-prepared Nurse Practitioners. The program of study is presented in a hybrid format combining on-campus intensive weekend experiences approximately 4 times each semester with online coursework and interaction.
The School of Occupational Therapy offers two degree programs: the Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) and the Weekend Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT). Belmont University is only one of four universities that grants an accredited entry level occupational therapy doctorate with advanced practice skills. The MSOT program is only one of a handful of weekend programs in the United States that allows students to do a distance and combined live classroom experience while still working in the health field. MSOT students travel to Belmont University for classes from all over the United States.
The School of Physical Therapy offers the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT), which is a postbaccaluareate degree conferred upon successful completion of a doctoral level professional (entry-level) program. For the past three years, 100% of all graduates passed the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) on the first attempt.