Welcome to the Belmont University School of Nursing website, a great place to learn about the educational preparation to begin a career in nursing. Nurses are playing an ever-increasing role in the changing health care system ushered in by recent landmark reports and passage of the Affordable Care Act. As the largest and most flexible group of health professionals, nurses are uniquely qualified to help create and lead the change needed in our increasingly complex healthcare system. This is an exciting time to become a nurse and Belmont is the perfect place to do that.
Founded in 1972, Belmont University School of Nursing celebrates 40 years of preparing students for professional nursing practice. We offer baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees in nursing and our students rank among the very top in the nation on NCLEX-RN licensure pass rates and graduate certification exams. Our programs prepare graduates for the health care systems of the future, emphasizing care that is patient centered, evidence based, and grounded in quality and safety. Belmont students enjoy learning from expert faculty who serve as role models in the profession. In 2006, we moved into the Gordon E. Inman Health Science Center housing faculty offices, classrooms and expansive, state-of-the art simulation lab space. With clinical practice opportunities in all major Nashville hospitals and medical centers and scores of local clinics, nursing students are exposed to the latest care practices in a city known as an international health care capitol. Our students learn the leadership skills and professional behaviors they need to serve in leadership roles to improve the health of patients, communities, and populations.
I look forward to meeting you.
Martha Buckner, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences
Chair, School of Nursing