Applicants to all programs except the Accelerated Second Degree Program must submit an official high school transcript and official test scores from either SAT or ACT. A nursing applicant must be a licensed registered nurse or have a previous bachelor's degree to be exempt from this requirement.
Persons who have been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation could be ineligible for registered nurse licensure in the state of Tennessee even though they successfully complete the program.
Applicants who have 30 semester hours or more of prior university work must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. GPA will be calculated on courses required by nursing curriculum. Preference is given to applicants with a GPA of 3.0 and above. Courses in Anatomy and Physiology must have been completed within the last three years prior to admission.
For transfer students (not including RN's) who have taken a Pathophysiology and/or Pharmacology course at another school, the following is required:
• If the student received a grade of 'A' in the previous course, it is recommended that they audit
NUR 2240 (Pathophysiology) and/or NUR 3140 (Pharmacology) at Belmont.
• If the student received any grade below an "A" in the previous course, they will be required to enroll
in NUR 2240 (Pathophysiology) and/or NUR 3140 (Pharmacology) at Belmont.
Accelerated Second Degree Applicants
Admission requirements for Accerated Second Degree applicants are outlined on the program page.
International students, resident aliens, or permanent residents should refer to the Office of Admissions website and the Undergraduate Catalog for information regarding application requirements including TOEFL scores, transcripts, and evaluation of college level course work from foreign institutions. Applicants should contact the university's Office of Admissions if they have questions regarding the application process.
The School of Nursing has rolling admissions for transfer and freshman applicants, but deadlines do exist for the Accelerated Second Degree Program. Applications are reviewed throughout the year. Applications are not reviewed by the admissions committee until all application materials have been received by the Office of Admissions. Applicants should expect to receive a decision letter in 4-6 weeks once all application materials have been received. If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Admissions.
Please contact the Office of Admissions for information regarding admissions requirements for Belmont University.