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School of Nursing

The School of Nursing’s undergraduate program offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The experienced faculty provides a supportive learning environment as students learn skills to become compassionate, knowledgeable and conscientious nurses. Since 2001 to the present, our first-time NCLEX pass rate is over 95 percent, about 10 percentage points higher than the national average.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a four year program. Students take general education courses and nursing preparatory courses in the first year. In the second year, students continue taking general education courses and also have two nursing classes each semester. The first clinical course, Introduction to Nursing, is taken in the sophomore year. During the third year, students delve deeper into the nursing content and complete the general education requirements. The fourth year is devoted to advanced nursing classes including Childbearing, Adult Health Nursing II and Senior Practicum.

The School of Nursing provides clinical experiences for students in a variety of settings in Nashville, capitalizing on the fact that Nashville is a healthcare hub of the southeast.

Students participate in clinical experiences at sites such as Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Centennial Medical Center, Baptist Hospital, Skyline Medical Center, the Metro Public Health Department, Catholic Charities, and other locations throughout the city.

Social Work Department

The Social Work Department offers a dynamic, well rounded program for students interested in the field of social work. Our students benefit from the combination of academic rigor and practical experience. The curriculum is organized around nine essential areas which include Human Behavior and Social Environment, Social Welfare Policy and Services, Social Work Practice, Social Work Research, and Field Instruction.

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from Belmont University prepares students for the beginning level of generalist social work practice and graduate social work education. Certification is currently available in School Social Work with addition of courses from the Education department and completion of at least one semester of field instruction in a school setting.

Belmont University’s Department of Social Work utilizes healthcare resources in the community in a variety of ways, but mainly to provide field education experiences to our graduating seniors. Students spend 250 clock hours per semester experientially learning how to apply micro-, mezzo- and macro- practice techniques within the healthcare agency context.

Students choose to work in places such as hospitals, clinics, crisis pregnancy, hospice, and The American Cancer Society as well as in macro-practice organizations that seek legislative action both domestically and abroad.

Public Health

Belmont is the first university in Middle Tennessee to offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH). In the program, faculty and students will work together to actively engage with communities locally and abroad to improve health and wellness. Maintaining a healthy population isn’t only treating patients when ill but often helping people where they live and work. Public Health prepares students to understand the impact of culture, resources, and policies on the health and well-being of populations as well as the leadership skills that will be needed in the world of tomorrow.

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health is a four year degree. Students will take general education courses and public health courses throughout the curriculum. Public Health courses will center on topics including health and disease patterns, biostatistics, health policy and management, and environmental health. Students will benefit from access to internships and field placement of Belmont being located in Nashville, Tennessee, a recognized health care hub that is home to more than 300 health care and health care-related companies.

Public Health at Belmont University provides experiences that are integrated into traditional and hybrid formats that are designed to prepare students for an ever-changing field. Students choose to work in a variety of public service settings as well as private sector companies, hospitals, missions, and non-profit organizations.

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