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The School of Nursing receives applications for admission and most applicant credentials for graduate nursing programs exclusively through the Nursing Central Application Service (NursingCAS), provided by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all spaces in the entering class for each program are filled and an appropriate wait list of alternate candidates is formed. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible. Selected candidates will be invited to one of our interview days held throughout the academic year.

Information Sessions

To learn more about graduate nursing programs at Belmont University, please plan to attend an upcoming Information Session.

Admission Requirements

Because of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, the School of Nursing will honor courses taken online during Spring or Summer 2020. In addition, a grade of “pass” may be accepted for coursework taken during this time although a letter grade is preferred if that option was available. Candidates may be required to provide an explanation if they opted into the P/F grading scale.

  • MSN program
  • BSN-to-DNP program
  • MSN-to-DNP program
  • Post Master's DNP-MBA Dual Degree
  • Post Graduate APRN program
  • Additional requirements for international applicants

Application Steps

  • NursingCASCreate an account for your online NursingCAS application at
  • Log in to your application and complete all sections as directed.
    • For applicants to the MSN or BSN-to-DNP programs only, as part of your application, enter all previously completed (and yet to be completed) college courses (you will need a copy of transcripts from all colleges attended to do this). This is not required for applicants to the MSN-to-DNP or Post-graduate APRN programs.
    • As part of your application (in the Colleges Attended section), download Transcript Request Forms for each college attended to arrange for an official transcript to be sent to NursingCAS.
    • As part of your application, complete all sections in the Program Materials area.  Click on each tab at the top of the program page for instructions.
  • Submit your completed application to NursingCAS with the appropriate program designated.
  • Wait to hear from Belmont University via email regarding the status of your application.  Update your application file as necessary.
  • If selected to interview based on a preliminary review of your credentials, come to campus when invited to interview and plan to be available on the interview day for up to 3 hours, typically beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Post Admission Requirements

Once accepted, candidates must complete the following requirements before enrolling:

  • $500 non-refundable enrollment deposit by a specified deadline after acceptance, applied to first semester tuition
  • Final official transcript of coursework that was in progress at the time of application, sent directly to
    Belmont University
  • Documentation of licensure or certification information, as requested
  • A background check, as directed by the School of Nursing, with favorable results
  • Required immunizations
  • Proof of health insurance coverage
  • Program orientation

If any of these requirements are not satisfied, admission to the program may be rescinded.

Graduate Nursing
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