School of Nursing


Bachelor of Science in Nursing



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The School of Nursing at Belhaven University provides a foundation for graduates to live out the university’s motto, “to serve, not to be served.” With a goal to educate servant leaders who seek integrity, justice and compassion through their calling in the healthcare industry, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program challenges its students to transform the culture through Christ-inspiring nursing practices.

Programs of Study

There are two options to complete a bachelor of science (BSN) in nursing at Belhaven University. Admission to these programs is separate from general admission, and admission to Belhaven University does not automatically admit a student into the School of Nursing.

  • The traditional BSN is a four semester on campus program offered to students who have had no previous nursing education but have completed the required prerequisite courses.
  • The RN to BSN is a three semester online program offered to currently practicing registered nurses who hold an associate degree or diploma in nursing and have completed the required prerequisite courses.

Belhaven University is strategically located in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi’s medical health corridor. This central location, in addition to new and renovated facilities and excellent faculty, provides nursing degree students with tremendous access to the best of health care training.

What will I study?

  • Nursing Care of Clients Across the Life Span
  • Health Assessment
  • Principles of Pharmacology and Medication Administration
  • Community and Population Health
  • Management and Leadership

What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

Few professions offer as many employment choices and areas to specialization as nursing. The range of nursing specialties is almost as varied as the personalities of the nurses themselves, so no matter what choice selected, there’s a place in nursing for everyone:

  • General and Surgical Hospitals
  • Case Management and Home Care
  • Research
  • Physician Offices
  • School Health
  • Outpatient Care
  • Specialty Care (Diabetes, Cardiac, Pediatrics, Emergency)

Why pursue a Nursing degree at Belhaven University?

At Belhaven, our motto is “to serve, not to be served”.  Nursing is a perfect opportunity to live this out. In addition, Belhaven provides:

  • New enhanced facilities, computers and technology
  • Clinical experiences with local hospitals and institutions
  • Personalized instruction from highly qualified nursing faculty
  • Christian worldview perspective
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others

What kind of opportunities will I have in my major that will contribute toward my career?

While developing the academic component, student nurses are involved in many activities that will enhance their professional development as future nurses:

  • Interaction and networking with nursing students across the country
  • Involvement in professional nursing organizations and societies
  • Attendance at local and national nursing conferences
  • Community involvement, fundraisers, health fairs, and service projects
  • Nursing Honor Society participation

What are Belhaven University Nursing graduates doing now?

  • Nurse Managers and Directors
  • Graduate school
  • Research associates
  • Medical missions

CCNE Third-Party Comments

The Belhaven University School of Nursing will host the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from February 24, 2015 through February 26, 2015 when CCNE conducts their initial on-site evaluation for national accreditation of our BSN and RN to BSN programs. CCNE, an autonomous accrediting entity, is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to accredit baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in nursing.

CCNE provides the opportunity for our communities of interest, i.e., students, alumni, faculty, employers, clinical agencies, and the community at-large to provide written input regarding our nursing program. During the review of the program, the CCNE evaluation team considers third party comments that relate to the accreditation standards. Your feedback is valuable and appreciated. Third-party comments are confidential and shared only with the evaluation team. Please be aware that at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program.  You are cordially invited to submit your written feedback no later than thirty (30) days prior to the site visit. All written and signed feedback will be accepted by CCNE until January 25, 2016 and should be directed to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036