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Traditional Track

In the traditional track, students complete all nursing courses during the fall and spring semesters.  Additional general education coursework required for the BSN is also typically completed during the "traditional" academic year, at least for courses taken at Belmont.  Students may choose to take additional courses or study abroad during the summer months and, in some instances, may be required to complete some general education and/or prerequisite courses in the summer to meet graduation requirements. 

Entry to the traditional track most often occurs as a Belmont freshman, but the School of Nursing offers the opportunity for students to transfer into the nursing program.  Belmont offers direct entry to the BSN (admitted to the nursing program at the same time as admitted to the University). Thus, an additional application to the School of Nursing is not required. The following minimum admission requirements must be met by both freshmen and transfer applicants.

Minimum Requirements for Admissions Consideration to the BSN for Freshmen
  • 3.2 cumulative high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 22 ACT composite score or 1100 SAT Reading & Math score (optional requirement)
  • 3.2 GPA in high school math & science courses if the applicant does not submit test scores

Minimum Requirements for Admissions Consideration to the BSN for Transfers
  • 3.0 cumulative college GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 22 ACT composite score or 1100 SAT Reading & Math score (optional requirement)
  • 3.0 GPA across all prerequisite coursework on a 4.0 scale

Applicants who meet these criteria are eligible for consideration, but acceptance is not guaranteed. Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be admitted to the University, but are ineligible for entry into the nursing program. 

At the end of the program, students will graduate with the BSN degree and be eligible to take the NCLEX, the nursing licensure examination.

  • Entering as a Freshman
  • Entering as a Transfer from a "Partners in Nursing" School
  • Entering through the Joint Degree Program with Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Entering as a Transfer from Other Colleges and Universities
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  • Student Learning Outcomes
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    Early Entry to Graduate FNP Program

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