Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Pending approval from the North Carolina Board of Nursing, 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.
You’ll benefit from the Abbey’s Nursing major if you:

  • 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 Requirements:

Admission Requirements for Nursing Major:

Nursing program admission preference will be given to those students who are currently enrolled in Belmont Abbey College. If seats are available after the admission of Belmont Abbey College students, then transfer students who have completed pre-nursing course requirements will be considered for admission into the nursing major.
Completed and submitted application to the Nursing Major no later than specified deadline preceding the fall semester of program entry. The application will include a concise and professional response to the following questions (150-300 word count response per question):

1. Provide a reflection on the philosophy and ethics of the BAC nursing program.

2. Describe how your personal strengths, experiences, and aptitude will contribute to your success in nursing school and career in nursing (community service, leadership experience, and healthcare experience).

3. Explain the academic challenges, successes, and/or obstacles in your life that have impacted your ability to achieve your goals.

Completion of Core Curriculum coursework by the end of Spring Semester preceding admission to the major.
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (unweighted) from the most recent 30 credit hours or 3 semesters of coursework, whichever is greater.
The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C, with no more than 2 attempts (including withdrawals):

  • BI 108 – Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BI 110 – Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BI 200 – Microbiology
  • CH 103 – Principles of Chemistry
  • PC 201 – Introduction to Psychology
  • PC 301 – Developmental Psychology
  • MA 208 – Statistics or PC300 – Statistics for Psychology  (statistics course GPA requirement will be in place beginning with pre-nursing class cohort entering Belmont Abbey College in the Fall of 2021)
Nursing program admission preference will be given to those students with the highest grades in the following courses:

  • BI 108 – Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BI 110 – Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BI 200 – Microbiology
  • CH 103 – Principles of Chemistry
  • PC 201 – Introduction to Psychology
  • PC 301 – Developmental Psychology
  • MA 208 – Statistics or PC300 – Statistics for Psychology  (statistics course GPA requirement will be in place beginning with pre-nursing class cohort entering Belmont Abbey College in the Fall of 2021)
Coursework must be completed within 5 years prior to program entry.  No pass/fail grades accepted for transfer.

  • BI 108 – Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BI 110 – Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BI 200 – Microbiology
  • CH 103 – Principles of Chemistry
  • PC 201 – Introduction to Psychology
  • PC 301 – Developmental Psychology
  • MA 208 – Statistics or PC300 – Statistics for Psychology 
  • SO 201- Principles of Sociology
  • RH 104 – Rhetoric, Logic, Grammar, & Writing  
Demonstration of the following by July 1 preceding the fall semester of program entry:

  • Completion of satisfactory criminal background check
  • Documentation of current immunizations
  • Documentation of student nurse malpractice insurance (must be maintained throughout program)
  • Completion of satisfactory drug screen 
  • Current CPR/BLS certification (must be maintained throughout program)
  • All documents must be uploaded to Belmont Abbey’s clinical documentation authentication application with documentation authentication completed 
  • Access to myclinicalexchange application for clinical scheduling
  • Purchase Belmont Abbey approved nursing uniforms and clinical equipment such as stethoscope, etc. 
  • Personal transportation to classes, labs, and clinical sites
  • Requirements are subject to change based on clinical access requirements of contracted clinical facilities with students notified of change immediately  
VALUE-ADDED ACTIVITIES THAT WILL ENHANCE PROGRAM APPLICATION:

  • Service-oriented activities (volunteer work, participation in school/community/organizational activities, demonstrated past leadership roles)
  • Completion of any state-approved Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) course with a passing grade.
  • Work experience as a CNA/EMT/LPN, or other applicable healthcare experience (volunteer and/or paid)
  • Any academic achievement awards

Program Course Requirements:

Freshman Year, Fall Semester

  • FS 101: First Year Symposium
  • BI 108 & 108L: Anatomy & Physiology I
  • RH 104: Rhetoric, Logic, Grammar, & Writing
  • PC 201: Introduction to Psychology
  • TH 105: Introduction to Scripture

Freshman Year, Spring Semester

  • BI 110 & 110L: Anatomy & Physiology II
  • MA 208: Statistics OR PC 300: Statistics for Psychology
  • PO 201: The American Constitution
  • SO 201: Principles of Sociology
  • Fine Arts Requirement

Sophomore Year, Fall Semester

  • CH 103 & 103L: Principles of Chemistry
  • PC 301: Developmental Psychology
  • EN 211: Literary Classics
  • HI 101: Western Civilization I
  • 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

Graduation Requirements:

  • Overall institutional GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of all required coursework with a grade of C in major courses.
  • 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.

Faculty:

Dr. Carolyn Harmon
Associate Professor and Director of Nursing
CarolynHarmon@bac.edu

Linda Tennant
Health Advisor
lindatennant@bac.edu