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Admission Requirements

Admission Criteria
Applicants are required to meet the following criteria to be considered for admission into the School of Nursing:
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 3.0 Prerequisite GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 22 ACT composite score or 1100 SAT Reading/Math composite score (or 1020 composite reading/math score from an SAT taken prior to March 2016)*

Applicants who meet this criteria are eligible for consideration, but acceptance is not guaranteed. 

*Students with a previous Bachelor's degree or a RN license are exempt from submitting ACT/SAT scores.

Note: 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.

Accelerated Second Degree Applicants
Admission requirements for Accerated Second Degree applicants are outlined on the program page.

International Applicants
International students, resident aliens, or permanent residents should refer to Belmont University's International Education website 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.

Nursing Transfer Coursework
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.

Admission Deadlines

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 soon after all application materials have been received.  If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Admissions.

School of Nursing
Admissions: 615-460-6120  |  Main: 615-460-6139
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