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Belmont University offers multiple entry points for students to attain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Four Year BSN
The traditional program offers high school graduates the opportunity to earn a BSN in four years.  Qualified applicants are accepted into the nursing program as freshmen and can begin their clinical coursework upon successful completion of prerequisite courses, typically after the third semester at Belmont.

Transfer Options
The School of Nursing offers transfer students several options to complete their degree depending on the amount of coursework eligible for transfer to Belmont.  In addition, the Partners in Nursing program offers special opportunities for students transferring from partner institutions.

Accelerated Second Degree
Students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing may qualify for admission to Belmont's accelerated second degree program which provides opportunity to complete the BSN in 16 months, including full summer study.

Registered nurses who have not yet attained a bachelor's degree can finish their BSN at Belmont in as little as three semesters (depending upon previous coursework) with our RN-to-BSN program.

Student Learning Outcomes
Successful completion of the student learning outcomes of the undergraduate program in nursing requires the students to:
  • Incorporate knowledge from the arts, humanities, and sciences in nursing practice.
  • Utilize leadership and management skills to improve healthcare outcomes of individuals and populations in a variety of settings within a culture of safety and caring.
  • Evaluate, integrate and translate current evidence into professional nursing practice.
  • Utilize effective communication and information technology to enhance safe nursing practice.
  • Utilize knowledge of healthcare policy, resource management, and regulatory environments to advocate for consumers and the nursing profession.
  • Communicate and collaborate with members of the healthcare team to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Incorporate knowledge of health promotion and disease and injury prevention across the lifespan for populations.
  • Demonstrate core nursing values through self-reflective professional behavior that enhance the safety and welfare of all patient populations.
  • Integrate knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide compassionate, therapeutic, and culturally sensitive patient-centered care.

School of Nursing
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