RN to BSN
Belmont University’s RN-to-BSN program is a full-time degree completion program for practicing RN’s who have several years of nursing experience. The program can be completed with most coursework offered in an online format. The program is designed to place you with other RN-to-BSN students to move through the curriculum together as a cohort.*
The program is structured to provide nursing courses and key general education coursework in just four semesters. Additional coursework required for the degree can be completed during the program, during summer months or after finishing the prescribed course sequence. Online nursing courses provide for an on-campus orientation during the first week of class.
Part-time options are also available as space permits.
Senior Nursing Capstone
Leadership & Management in Nursing
Additional Courses Required for Degree
Students, with advisor assistance, develop a plan to complete remaining coursework required for the BSN degree. Much of this coursework may be satisfied with transfer credit.
• ENG 1010 First Year Writing (3 credits)
• NUR 2100 Nutrition for Healthcare (3 credits)
(May be waived with evidence that previous nursing program
integrated nutrition content into the curriculum)
• Fine Arts course (3 credits)
• COM 1100 Fundamentals of Speech (3 credits)
• Humanities course (3 credits; numerous options)
• SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
• Social Science course (3 credits; in addition to SOC 1010)
• PSY 1200 General Psychology (4 credits)
• PSY 2800 Lifespan Development (3 credits; may substitute SWK 2250)
• PSY 3120 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
• BIO 1010 Biological Sciences with lab (4 credits)
• BIO 2230 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
• BIO 2240 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)
• MTH 1020 Basic Concepts of Mathematics (3 credits)
• PED 2024 Physical Education Activity (1 credit)
(other PE course options are available)
• PED 1600 Health and Fitness Concepts (2 credits)
(offered online; other PE course options are available)
• General Electives (12 credits; numerous options)
Professional Experience Credit (30 credits)
With successful completion of NUR 2240 in Semester 1, students in the RN-to-BSN program will validate credit for professional experience in the following courses:
• NUR 2410 Introduction to Nursing (5 credits by professional experience)
• NUR 3000 Professional Nursing (5 credits by professional experience)
• NUR 3210 Adult Health Nursing (5 credits by professional experience)
• NUR 4210 Maternal/Infant Nursing (5 credits by professional experience)
• NUR 3410 Mental Health Nursing (5 credits by professional experience)
• NUR 4310 Child and Family Nursing (5 credits by professional experience)
* The formation of RN-to-BSN groups is dependent on reaching a minimum enrollment of new students each semester. An alternate individual plan to complete the curriculum is available if minimum enrollments are not met for the RN-to-BSN program starts.
Applicants for the RN-to-BSN program must be licensed RN's with an Associate's Degree or Diploma from an accredited nursing program. Students who earn a degree at Belmont must take their last 32 hours of credit at Belmont. 64 hours must have been earned from a senior college or university.
The application process for RN-to-BSN students is coordinated by the University's Adult Degree Office. Additional program information is available on the Adult Degree website. For individual inquiries, please contact Sara Gibson, RN-to-BSN Program Advisor, by phone at 615-460-5430 or by email at email@example.com.