Belmont University

Belmont University

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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 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.

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1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-460-6139
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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 first att...

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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.

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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.

    Scrubsmag.com, a...

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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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