Our nursing program prepares you to launch into a career offering specialties in critical care, maternal-infant health, emergency care, pediatrics, geriatrics and more.
The School of Nursing strives to give each student an educational experience that will prepare them to be an excellent nurse. Belmont Nursing students use our state-of-the-art laboratories to prepare for clinical experiences.
Healthcare Simulation Center
Belmont University’s Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences and Nursing Center houses six nursing Clinical Simulation Laboratories (CSL). They are designed to simulate clinical settings, providing undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn and enhance their skills. This is accomplished through the use of clinical case scenarios, faculty guidance, and resources that facilitate clinical critical thinking and decision-making.
Simulation labs are equipped with human patient simulators, digitalized video, bedside computer charting, electronic supply scanning and static mannequins. The labs are designed to reproduce realistic practice settings, including the basic hospital unit, critical care, surgical/operating suite, pediatrics, neonatal nursery, maternity, home care, health assessment and diagnostic labs. All lab spaces are also outfitted with tables and chairs for reflective thinking exercises that allow the students time to review their decisions and actions with the instructor and their classmates.
All CSL’s have both scheduled classes and flexible time slots five days a week that are available for students practice and remediation. Lab hours are posted in each lab, with most staying open until 4:30PM Central Time.
Belmont's Simulation Center is a Laerdal Center for Educational Excellence.
With our Nashville location, the Belmont University School of Nursing has access to hospitals and clinical agencies that rank in the top 100 in the country. Our students have experiences in a variety of sites, including:
- Vanderbilt Medical Center
- Centennial Medical Center
- Parthenon Pavilion
- St. Thomas Hospital
- Baptist Hospital
- Southern Hills Medical Center
- Summit Regional Medical Center
- Skyline Medical Center
- Middle TN Mental Health Institute
Students are also able to practice in primary care sites including:
- Waverly-Belmont Family Clinic
- Matthew Walker Comprehensive Care
- Metro Nashville Public Health Department,
- The Davidson County public school system
- Franklin Special Schools District
- Catholic Charities
- Alive Hospice
- World Relief
In addition, students have the opportunity to study health care off campus through the Nursing Externship and the Cambodia Study Abroad courses