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RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Belmont's RN to BSN program is designed for Registered Nurses (RNs) who are seeking the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). Completing your BSN will help you grow professionally, take on more responsibility at your current position, increase your compensation, or prepare for graduate school.
At Belmont, you will be mentored by nursing faculty with top academic credentials who have emerged as leaders in the nursing profession. Belmont's RN to BSN program is helping Randy James in his quest to be a staff manager or nurse practitioner while managing a full-time job.
Through the RN-BSN program, you can receive up to 30 hours of college credit from successful completion of previous nursing courses.
BSN Program Details
The Traditional Program of Study is designed for students to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in four years. Our experienced faculty provides a supportive learning environment as students learn skills to become compassionate, knowledgeable and conscientious nurses.
Students take general education courses and nursing preparatory courses in the first year of the Traditional program. In the second year, students continue taking general education courses and also have two nursing classes each semester. The first clinical course, Introduction to Nursing, is taken in Semester 4. During the third year, students delve deeper into the nursing content and complete the general education requirements. The fourth year is devoted to advanced nursing classes including Childbearing, Adult Health Nursing II and Senior Practicum.
A minor is not required to graduate, but a student may add a minor if desired. During the summers, a student may take additional courses or study abroad.
At the end of the program, students will graduate with the BSN degree and be eligible to take the NCLEX, the nursing licensure examination. Our average first-time NCLEX pass rate for the past five years is 95 percent.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The Accelerated BSN program is designed to be completed in 16 months of full-time study. Applicants are accepted to begin the program only during the fall semester. Students will need to have completed all required nursing prerequisite courses prior to beginning the program. The School of Nursing strongly recommends that students do not work while enrolled in the Accelerated BSN program or work only as much as necessary given the demanding curriculum of the program.
The School of Nursing has rolling admissions for transfer applicants. Applications are reviewed throughout the year. Applications are not reviewed by the admissions committee until all application materials have been received by the Office of Admissions. Applicants should expect to receive a decision letter in 4-6 weeks once all application materials have been received. If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Admissions or the School of Nursing.
Applicants are encouraged to apply earlier than the university deadlines due to the rolling admissions process.
Students will need to meet the following criteria for selection into the Accelerated program after being accepted as a nursing major.
-The student must have a prior bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
-All nursing prerequisites must be completed prior to beginning the program.
-The student must have a minimum of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in core math and science courses.
-The student must demonstrate understanding of and commitment to an intensive program.
-Admission into the accelerated option will be determined by the Admissions and Progression Committee.
-B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or greater in each nursing course
-Signed agreement form for accelerated program of study
-General Biology or Microbiology (4 credit hours)
-Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (4 credit hours each; Must be taken within the last 3 years)
-General Psychology (3 credit hours)
-Life Span Development (3 credit hours)
-Abnormal Psychology (3 credit hours)
-Nutrition (3 credit hours)
-An advanced Math course (3 credit hours; Courses at a remedial or intermediate level are not accepted)
-6 hours of approved Religion courses (3 hours must be completed prior to beginning the program)**