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Clinical Transfer Option

Transfer students who have completed more than three semesters (usually more than 36 credits) of college may be ready to enter directly into the clinical nursing coursework at Belmont.

Admission Criteria
Students 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.

Prerequisite Information
The following prerequisite courses are required for clinical enrollment:
  • Biological Sciences course with lab (4 credits)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits completed within 3 years of entry into the program)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits completed within 3 years of entry into the program)
  • General Psychology (3 credits)
  • Lifespan Development or Developmental Psychology (3 credits)

General Education Requirements
In addition to prerequisite coursework, it is highly recommended for transfer students to complete coursework that will meet Belmont’s general education requirements, particularly those which traditional students complete during the first two years of college, including:  English Composition I, Introduction to Sociology, Social Sciences course, Fine Arts course, Physical Activity course, Advanced Math course, and Public Speaking. Other courses that may transfer to meet Belmont’s general education or nursing requirements include Abnormal Psychology, Nutrition, Health and Wellness course, Biblical Studies course, and a Humanities course.  The following general education requirements must be completed at Belmont University: Junior Cornerstone Seminar and Third-Year Writing. 

Please review Belmont University's Prospective Student Transfer Policy by clicking here


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