Belmont University

Belmont University

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Welcome

For more than 40 years, Belmont University School of Nursing has been perfecting an educational model that challenges and supports graduates to be exceptional healthcare providers.   Our students are educated in a caring Christian community with an emphasis on a compassionate approach to nursing. Belmont nurses are known for the highest quality of care, an approach modeled by professors each day inside and outside of the classroom.  Student learning is enhanced through state-of-the-art simula...

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For more than 40 years, Belmont University School of Nursing has been perfecting an educational model that challenges and supports graduates to be exceptional healthcare providers.   Our students are educated in a caring Christian community with an emphasis on a compassionate approach to nursing. Belmont nurses are known for the highest quality of care, an approach modeled by professors each day inside and outside of the classroom.  Student learning is enhanced through state-of-the-art simulation allowing treatment techniques to be practiced again and again prior to caring for live patients.  Clinical skills are refined through extensive practice experiences in world class hospitals and community clinics.  And paradigms are shifted by mission opportunities down the street and around the world.

Evidence of the high caliber education you will receive at Belmont is initially demonstrated by our graduates who, as a whole, significantly exceed national licensure and certification measures in the nursing profession.

If advancement to a higher degree is where you would like to take your nursing career, we encourage you to consider the specific program at Belmont University School of Nursing that will help you get there.

CONTACT
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-460-6139
NURSING PROGRAMS

Traditional 4-year BSN · Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN · RN-to-BSN · MSN for FNP · BSN-to-DNP · Post Master’s DNP

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  • Belmont among Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools in 2014

    Posted Aug 4, 2014 by Bill Nichols

    NurseJournal.org has ranked Belmont University No. 12 among the Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools of 2014.

    For its ranking methodology, NurseJournal.org evaluated hundreds of nursing schools to see which have the strongest presence among social media platforms. The formula was weighted to put more emphasis on the social media platforms that are most popu...

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    NurseJournal.org has ranked Belmont University No. 12 among the Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools of 2014.

    For its ranking methodology, NurseJournal.org evaluated hundreds of nursing schools to see which have the strongest presence among social media platforms. The formula was weighted to put more emphasis on the social media platforms that are most popular with nursing schools. The highest possible score is 100, with 32 points for Facebook, 15 for Nurses Lounge, 14 for Twitter, 12 for YouTube, 12 for LinkedIn, 6 for Google, 4 for Pinterest, 4 for Flickr, and 1 for Instagram. Belmont scored a 65.4 on the ranking scale.

    According to NurseJournal.org, “Social media is constantly changing, so schools must reevaluate their strategies regularly and decide which platforms to maintain a presence on and how much interaction to engage in with their followers.” Belmont’s School of Nursing is active on social media through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus, and Nurse’s Lounge, as well as the Health Sciences news site.

    NurseJournal.org, a social community for new and existing nurses, provides a comprehensive resource for the career and education aspects of nursing.

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  • Nursing students honored for Vanderbilt Medical Center internships

    Posted Aug 4, 2014 by Bill Nichols

    For the past seven weeks 18 Belmont senior-level nursing students participated in a summer internship program called Vanderbilt Experience: Student Nurse Internship Program (VESNIP) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) along with students from four other regional nursing programs. Three Belmont nursing students were awarded the highest honors at the culminating...

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    For the past seven weeks 18 Belmont senior-level nursing students participated in a summer internship program called Vanderbilt Experience: Student Nurse Internship Program (VESNIP) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) along with students from four other regional nursing programs. Three Belmont nursing students were awarded the highest honors at the culminating awards ceremony held Wednesday, June 25th, in the Waddington Conference Room at Monroe-Carroll Children’s Hospital. A total of seven awards were given; three went to Belmont students. VUMC credo behaviors identify those individuals that aspire to excellence and expert performance. Jennifer Bognar received the Credo Award for Psychiatric/Mental Health Track, Gabrielle Pappas received the Credo Award for the Perioperative Track, and Sarah Steele received the Credo Award for the Women’s Health Track. Dr. Leslie A. Folds, who coordinates this program for Belmont School of Nursing, states that, “It is clear that our students continue to incorporate the mission, vision, and values of Belmont University in their interactions with patients, families, and the entire healthcare team. Our students consistently pursue excellence.”

    This is the tenth year of the VESNIP program. The program began as a partnership between Belmont School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. It has now expanded to a total of 62 students and includes five Tennessee and Kentucky nursing schools. The VESNIP positions are very competitive and are considered elite opportunities for students from around the region. Claire Zetak, Belmont nursing student, in the Critical Care Track, stated that, “Overall the VESNIP experience allowed me to see myself as a nurse. Through multiple opportunities to practice nursing skills and employ critical thinking, my knowledge base as a nurse has begun to strengthen and grow outside of the school setting. I feel comfortable working in a hospital setting now, and I have a clearer view of my roles and responsibilities as a future nurse.” Betsy Sanders, Belmont nursing student, who participated in the Perioperative Track, also commented, “Nursing students fortunate enough to participate in VESNIP experience a level of nursing not attainable by simply fulfilling clinical requirements. I am leaving this seven week program with enhanced nursing skills, a better understanding of the all-encompassing responsibilities of being a nurse, and a true appreciation for the multidisciplinary teamwork necessary in providing patients with safe, efficacious, and patient-centered healthcare.”

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  • 10 Years of Perfection for Nursing Graduates

    Posted Aug 4, 2014 by Bill Nichols

    For the tenth consecutive year, graduates of the Belmont University master’s program (MSN) for Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) has achieved a 100 percent first time pass rate on the nursing certification examination. The most recent class of 28 graduates all passed the exam on the first attempt this spring. Nationally, only 80% of new FNP graduates pass on the firs...

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    For the tenth consecutive year, graduates of the Belmont University master’s program (MSN) for Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) has achieved a 100 percent first time pass rate on the nursing certification examination. The most recent class of 28 graduates all passed the exam on the first attempt this spring. Nationally, only 80% of new FNP graduates pass on the first attempt.

    “This is a truly remarkable accomplishment,” said Dr. Martha Buckner, associate dean of nursing. She added, “We are so proud of the sustained level of excellence by our students and faculty and for the leadership of program director and professor of nursing, Dr. Leslie Higgins.”

    The School of Nursing began offering the Master of Science in Nursing 20 years ago and the program has grown throughout the years to a record enrollment of 83 students this past fall. FNP graduates enjoy significant professional flexibility and marketability. Prepared to practice in a variety of settings, FNP's provide primary health care to families and individuals of all ages.

    Two years ago, the School of Nursing expanded offerings to prepare registered nurses for advanced practice by initiating the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program which will graduate its first class this spring. Belmont will continue to offer the MSN degree in the near future as the DNP becomes more established.

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) administers the advanced practice nursing examination for family nurse practitioners. More than a quarter million nurses have been certified by ANCC since 1990, and over 80,000 advanced practice nurses are currently certified by ANCC. ANCC certification is accepted by governing boards throughout the United States as well as insurers and the military. The program validates nurses’ skills, knowledge and abilities.

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  • Belmont student named March of Dimes Student Nurse of the Year

    Posted Aug 4, 2014 by Bill Nichols

    Belmont nursing student Patrick Haltom was recently honored as Student Nurse of the Year at the fourth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards held Dec. 10 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. This event recognized nurses who embody leadership, compassion and excellence in patient care across several nursing specialties.

    “These nurses are very deserving of...

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    Belmont nursing student Patrick Haltom was recently honored as Student Nurse of the Year at the fourth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards held Dec. 10 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. This event recognized nurses who embody leadership, compassion and excellence in patient care across several nursing specialties.

    “These nurses are very deserving of this honor, and we are pleased to play a role in saluting these patient champions for the care they provide daily,” said Susan Peach, chief executive officer of Highpoint Health System and chairwoman of the Nurse of the Year Event.

    Haltom was one of 16 Middle Tennessee nurses to receive top honors at the March of Dimes event. More than 5,000 nurses were nominated nationwide including 160 in the Middle Tennessee area, including Belmont senior Kelsey Maguire. Winners were determined by a selection committee that included health care professionals.

    “I am honored to be selected for this award. The March of Dimes is an organization that I greatly value because of my own personal experiences as a premature infant. I feel blessed to have so much support from the Belmont community, the Nashville community and from my friends and family at home, all of whom have taught me the traits and abilities I need in order to provide the best care for my patients,” Haltom said.

    This year’s event was presented by Sumner Regional Medical Center. Dr. Cathy Taylor, dean of Belmont’s College of Health Sciences and Nursing, served as the honorary chairwoman. Other sponsors included Curb Records, Healthcare REIT, Amerigroup and Belmont University College of Health Sciences and Nursing.

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  • Scrubs Magazine ranks Belmont Nursing Top 5 in the South

    Posted Aug 4, 2014 by Bill Nichols

    Belmont’s School of Nursing was recently listed as the No. 2 Nursing School in the South in “The Nurse’s Guide to Nursing Schools,” published on Scrubsmag.com. The program was also ranked in the top 25 institutions nationwide in the article. All ratings and reviews in the guide were based on data submitted by nurses between June and September last year.

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    Belmont’s School of Nursing was recently listed as the No. 2 Nursing School in the South in “The Nurse’s Guide to Nursing Schools,” published on Scrubsmag.com. The program was also ranked in the top 25 institutions nationwide in the article. All ratings and reviews in the guide were based on data submitted by nurses between June and September last year.

    Scrubsmag.com, an active online blog and community for nurses, is the companion website to Scrubs magazine, which debuted in November 2009. Content for both the magazine and the website is based on the full, varied and expansive entirety of a nurse’s life.

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