Nursing (NUR)

Professor Rex-Smith, Dean of Nursing

Associate Professor Armstrong, Director of RN to BSN Program

Associate Professor Lee

Associate Professor McDyess, Director of Pre-licensure BSN Program

Associate Professor Turner


The baccalaureate program in nursing prepares individuals to practice competently within complex healthcare systems while demonstrating integrity, compassion, and justice in all aspects of their lives. Graduates are prepared to assume the roles of provider of care, designer/manager/coordinator of care, and a member of a profession.


The BS degree in nursing (BSN) is offered in two different formats, the traditional pre-licensure BSN and the online RN-BSN completion.


Nursing Major (B.S.N.) – 88-89 hours to include:

  1. Pre-requiste courses (27 – 28 hours)
    1. Human Anatomy and Physiology – BIO 230, 231, 232, 233 (8 hours)
    2. Microbiology – BIO 279 and 280 (4 hours)
    3. Chemistry  (3-4 hours)
      1. CHE 131 for students transferring less than 24 hours
      2. Physics I, Health Science Physics, Nutrition or other physical science course for transfers with more than 24 hours
    4. Additional Requirements – PSY 203, SOC 101, and COM 250 (9 hours)
    5. Statistics – MAT 200, PSY 303 or MAT 305 (3 hours)
  2. Nursing Core Courses (61 hours)
    1. 300 Level Nursing -  NUR 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 321, 322, 323
    2. 300 Level Nursing Elective – NUR 324 or 325
    3. 400 Level Nursing -  NUR 411, 412, 413, 421, 422, 423
    4. 400 Level Nursing Elective – NUR 414 or 415


Application for admission to the Nursing Program is a separate process from application to Belhaven University. However, in order to apply for admission to the nursing program, one must also be admitted to Belhaven University. Students must complete the general education and pre-requisite courses prior to applying for admission to nursing program.


Students are selected for admission to the nursing program each Fall semester. Acceptance of admission to Belhaven University does not guarantee admission to the Nursing program.


Admission to the nursing program is a highly competitive process. Only applicants who submit complete applications are considered for acceptance into the program. It is the responsibility of the student to assure that their admissions files are complete. Completed admission packets should be sent to: Office of the Dean of Nursing, Belhaven University, 1500 Peachtree Street, Campus Box 313, Jackson, MS 39202.


An application is considered complete when the student has:

  • Applied and been accepted for admission to Belhaven University
  • Submitted copies of all transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  • Progress report of academic standing for any required courses in progress at date of application. The report should include name of course, where enrolled, and expected date of completion.
  • Completed all nursing pre-requisite courses with a minimum of "C" or better in each course and a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale;
  • Obtained a minimum composite national ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 1060;
  • Completed admission application to Belhaven University School of Nursing
  • Submitted a one-page typed essay by the deadline. The essay is to include a discussion of the applicant's interest in nursing and a personal reflection on how enrollment in a nursing program grounded in Christian principles might facilitate development and practice as a professional nurse.
  • Earned a minimum score of 66 on the ATI TEAS (Test of Academic Skills)

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