Admission Requirements for Nursing Major:
*This information is NOT a contract. The Nursing Department at Belmont Abbey College reserves the right to make changes or adjustments as necessary. Admission to the college or meeting minimum admission criteria does not guarantee admission into the 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 current Belmont Abbey College students, then transfer students who have completed pre-nursing course requirements will be considered for admission into the nursing major.
|Submit Application to the Nursing Major no later than February 15. 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 is preferred.
|Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher (unweighted) from the most recent 30 credit hours or 3 semesters of coursework, whichever is greater. Cumulative GPA for admission into the nursing major includes transfer credit of required pre-nursing courses from other institutions.
|The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C*, with no more than 2 attempts:
- 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
- PC 300 – 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)
*Transfer credits for courses taken at colleges and universities that are recognized as accrediting bodies by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), in which a grade of “C” or better has been earned, are generally accepted.
|Nursing program admission preference will be given to those students with the highest grades in the above prerequisites. All nursing prerequisite courses must be successfully completed prior to the start of the nursing major courses.
|Students previously enrolled in a diploma, associates, or bachelors level nursing program must submit the following:
- Letter from program’s dean or department chair detailing enrollment: dates attended, reason for leaving, eligibility to return.
- Student statement addressing: why they did not continue their program, why should we consider their application.
*Nursing courses will not transfer in. Students will be required to complete all nursing major courses.
|VALUE-ADDED ACTIVITIES THAT WILL ENHANCE PROGRAM APPLICATION:
- Service-oriented activities (volunteer work, participation in school/community/organizational activities, demonstrated past leadership roles), or enrolled in the Belmont Abbey Honors College.
- Work experience as a CNA/EMT/LPN, or other applicable healthcare experience (volunteer and/or paid), or active-duty military or veteran.
- Any academic achievement awards
Program Course Requirements:
Freshman Year, Fall Semester
- FS 101: First-Year Symposium
- BI 108 & 108L: Anatomy & Physiology
- 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
- PC 300: Statistics for Psychology
- PO 201: The American Constitution
- PH 200W: Intro. to Philosophy
- Fine Arts Core Requirement
Sophomore Year, Fall Semester
- CH 103 & 103L: Principles of Chemistry
- PC 301: Developmental Psychology
- EN 211: Literary Classics
- HI 101: Western Civilization I
- TH 205: Intro. to Theology
- PH 301: The Good Life (Ethics)
Sophomore Year, Spring Semester
- TH 332: Catholic Bioethics
- BI 200 & 200L: Microbiology
- HI 102: Western Civilization II
- EN 212: Literary Classics
- SO 201: Principles of Sociology
Nursing Major Curriculum
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 I
- Clinical Practicum Capstone
- Overall institutional GPA 2.67 or higher
- Completion of all required coursework with a grade of C in major courses.
- Completion of all professional practice experience hours.
It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.