Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Nursing
A holistic approach
Caring for the sick is a hallmark of Benedictine values. In fact, modern nursing can trace its roots (in part) to hospitals run by Benedictine abbeys during the Middle Ages. In keeping with that tradition, Belmont Abbey College introduced the B.S. in Nursing to provide a holistic approach that integrates medical discipline with a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and Catholic health care ethics. With the upcoming addition of a hospital on the Belmont Abbey Monastery property, you will have every opportunity to learn best nursing practices and use your compassion to better the lives of others.
Possible career paths:
Acute Care, Long-Term Care, Ambulatory Care, Community or School Care.
Nursing jobs Projected to be Created by 2028
To be eligible to apply, applicants must have:
- Graduation from an accredited Associate or Diploma degree of Nursing program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
- Hold a current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse with no charges by a state board of nursing.
- Earn at least a “C” in all required nursing RN-BSN prerequisites.
- Have a grade point average of 2.0 or better in all college coursework eligible for transfer to BAC.
- Submission of an RN-BSN NursingCAS application.
RN-BSN Nursing Prerequisites:
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II
- Introduction to Psychology
- Developmental or Lifespan Psychology
- The RN-BSN program is online in an 8-week accelerated format.
- Belmont Abbey College participates in the Uniform Articulation Agreement between North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU)
- NCICU agreement lists the RN-BSN general education requirements outlined in Blocks 1-3.
- Following completing the first semester of nursing courses in the RN-BSN program, RN-BSN students are awarded 30 credit hours from prior learning in their previous nursing degree with competencies demonstrated via an unencumbered RN license.
- Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Belmont Abbey College to graduate from the RN-BSN program.
- The RN-BSN is 122 total credits stemming from the general education NCICU agreement requirements, prior learning, and RN-BSN degree requirements.
Application Opens: May 25, 2022
Application Deadline: December 1, 2022
Program Start: January 9, 2023
Steps to Apply:
- Apply Online: RN-BSN Application
- Select term: SPRING 2023 RN-BSN
- Submit Official Transcripts DIRECTLY TO NURSINGCAS
- Transcripts submitted to Belmont Abbey College will not be accepted
- Transcripts can be sent electronically (preferred) or mailed
- Pay Application Fee
- $55 for the first undergraduate-level program
RN-BSN Degree Requirements
NU 111: Transition to Professional Practice
NU 211: Advanced Health Assessment & Promotion in Nursing Practice
TH 220: Theological Anthropology
BI 204: Genetics & Genomics
HC 302W: Research for Healthcare Practice
TH 332: Catholic Bioethics
NU 300: Clinical Nutrition for Nursing Practice
NU 305: Nursing Care of the Aging Population
NU 307: Population Health: Public, Community, and Global
HC 201: Healthcare Informatics
HC 403: Leading in Complex Situations
NU 415: Professional Nursing Capstone
Total Credits (34 credit hours)
- Overall institutional GPA 2.67 or higher
- Completion of all major courses with a minimum grade of C.
- Completion of all professional practice experience hours.
Nursing Department Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
Cherish the whole person
Our new degree programs in healthcare prepare our graduates for service and ethical leadership in the healthcare community. Informed by the Benedictine Hallmarks, Saint John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae and the USCCB’s Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, our students will also benefit from the CaroMount Health Hospital adjoining our main campus.