Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and other regulatory agencies.
The BSN Program:
- reflects an education grounded in the Hallmarks of Benedictine Education
- is faithful to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.
- enjoy helping and serving others
- enjoy learning about Biology and Anatomy
- are patient
The Department of Nursing prepares and educates students to function as health care professionals by integrating the discipline of nursing with foundational knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences.
With a Bachelor’s of Nursing from Belmont Abbey College, you will be able to pursue a careers in:.
- acute care
- long-term care
- ambulatory care
- community/school care
The Abbey Difference:
The Department of Nursing prepares and educates students to function as health care professionals by integrating the discipline of nursing with foundational knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences. In the spirit of St. Benedict, who orders that “care of the sick must rank above and before all else” (RB 36:1), this education is inspired and informed by the Benedictine Hallmarks, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. The principles of social justice and the social determinants of health for the whole person are integrated into the program. Consequently, graduates are prepared to provide, coordinate and evaluate patient care in the multiple social contexts in which health care is delivered.
Accepting Pre-Nursing Students for Fall 2020; Students meeting eligibility criteria would apply for the Fall 2022 inaugural Nursing Cohort.
Program Admission Requirements:
- Minimum cumulative GPA for all prior collegiate work (unweighted) 3.0.
- CH 103 with lab (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C, with no more than 2 attempts.
- Completion of Core Curriculum coursework by the end of Spring Semester preceding admission to the major.
- ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test score of 65 or greater. Different TEAS tests dates must be at least 60 days apart.
- Completion of any state approved Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) course and active listing on a State Nurse Aid registry.
- Completion of a 2-3-page reflective paper addressing the philosophy and ethics of the BAC nursing program.
- Completion of criminal background check, current immunizations, malpractice insurance, and drug screen prior to junior year (due by July 1).
Program Course Requirements:
Freshman Year, Fall Semester
- FS 101: First Year Symposium
- BI 108 & 108L: Anatomy & Physiology I
- RH 104: Rhetoric, Logic, Grammar, & Writing
- MA 208 OR PC 300: Statistics
- TH 105: Introduction to Scripture
Freshman Year, Spring Semester
- CH 103 & 103L: Principles of Chemistry
- BI 110 & 110L: Anatomy & Physiology II
- PO 201: The American Constitution
- PC 201: Introduction to Psychology
- SO 201: Principles of Sociology
Sophomore Year, Fall Semester
- PC 301: Developmental Psychology
- EN 211: Literary Classics
- HI 101: Western Civilization I
- Fine Arts Core Requirement
- PH 200W: Intro. to Philosophy
- TH 205: Intro. to Theology
Sophomore Year, Spring Semester
- TH 332: Catholic Bioethics
- BI 200 & 200L: Microbiology
- HI 102: Western Civilization II
- EN 212: Literary Classics
- PH 202: Intro. to Logical Reasoning
Junior Year, Fall Semester
- NU 101: Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice
- NU 205: Nursing Therapeutic Interventions
- HC 204: Concepts of Pharmacology I/Pharmacokinetics
- NU 201: Health Assessment and Promotion in Nursing Practice
- Genetics & Genomics
Junior Year, Spring Semester
- HC 201: Healthcare Informatics
- NU 301: Nursing Care of the Adult with Acute and Chronic Conditions I
- NU 306: Nursing Care of Persons with Psychiatric and Mental Health Conditions
- NU 305: Nursing Care of the Aging Population
- HC 302W: Research for Healthcare Practice
Senior Year, Fall Semester
- NU 303: Nursing Care of the Family
- HC 402: Concepts of Pharmacology II/Pharmacogenomics
- NU 401: Nursing Care of the Adult with Acute and Chronic Conditions II
Senior Year, Spring Semester
- NU 307: Population Health: Public, Community, and Global
- HC 403: Leading in Complex Situations
- NU 405: Transitions to Professional Practice l Clinical Practicum Capstone
- Completion of all required coursework with a grade of C in major courses, with no more than 2 attempts per course.
- Completion of all professional practice experience hours.
- Completion of NCLEX review course.
It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
Dr. Carolyn Harmon
Associate Professor and Director of Nursing